Son

Rick Hamlin
Inspiring Stories

The Mysterious Timing of a Guideposts Devotional and a Delayed Wedding

How did two unrelated events meet on one momentous weekend?

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Daily Devotions

Spirit Lifting: Dare

This devotion reminds us that facing up to our fears often brings rich rewards.

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Prayer

A Mother Learns a Lesson in Letting Go

The detour she took led her down an eye-opening road.

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Walking in the woods with Gracie
Alzheimer's and Dementia

Caregiving: A Burden of Love

Recalling a mother’s devotion for her son, while exploring the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome.

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Janet Paige Smith with her son, Laughlin; photo courtesy Janet Paige Smith.
Adult Children

A Life Lesson Learned from Her Son

She was focused on her son’s college graduation ceremony; he was focused on beginning life as an adult and protecting those he loved.

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Mayra Fernandez; photo by Katie Hogin
Adult Children

She Realized That God Was Working Wonders in Her Son's Heart

A devout Catholic, she worried when her adult son declared himself an atheist.  But then he attended a family quinceañera.

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Parenting

Operation Tadpole: A Valuable Parenting Lesson Learned

Her son didn’t have the greatest track record with following through. Would this be any different?

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Angels

How Jesus Helped Her Son in a Christmas Play

Her four-year-old son was the innkeeper in the church’s annual Christmas pageant. Could he remember his line?

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Henrietta the chicken
Pets

This Rescue Chicken Changed Her Son's Life

She stepped in to help the lonely chicken but never expected what came next.

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Inspiring Stories

Her Autistic Son's Magical Trip on the Polar Express

The classic story had comforted her 18-year-old son his entire life. Finally getting to experience the train ride in person was a dream come true. 

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