Category Archives: HERE & THERE

Daily walk through life

Please Pray for My Dying Daughter

She was only 45.  Although she was breathing on her own, she was in a coma and her body was shutting down.  Next to her bedside sat her grieving mother. I can’t even imagine what it must have been like for her, … Continue reading

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A Precious Friend is Gone

Anne-Marie was diagnosed with a terminal illness only months ago!  She was one of my most precious friends. Now she’s gone. We met years ago in the waiting room of an infertility specialist, as neither of us had been able … Continue reading

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He Loved God & America

It was World War II and 6-year-old Dietrich was playing with his brother when he saw the soldiers marching up the road. Their uniforms were a different color than the German uniforms.  He ran indoors to tell his mother. “It’s … Continue reading

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What is a Saint?

According to the Bible, a saint is a follower of Jesus Christ.                                              Romans 16:15,   1 Corinthians 1:2. Scripture urges us to pray for the saints in Ephesians 6:18, not to them. The Bible does not instruct believers in Christ … Continue reading

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His Place of Blessing

Our friends Carol and Frank are retired with a fixed income. They live in a small house on three acres in a rural area. They love the Lord and wanted to serve Him in some special way.  Carol repeatedly felt … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe in God!

I invited a friend to Bible study.  She didn’t hesitate in her reply:  “I’m sorry, but I don’t believe in God. If God does exist, I don’t believe I should be accountable to Him.  If I’m wrong, then I’m willing … Continue reading

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The Poem Became a Song

Writing this blog has provided opportunities to meet the most interesting people!   One new friend who follows the blog lives in Australia.  She ordered my CD and apparently liked my style. She wrote explaining she was a poet!  Would … Continue reading

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Anxieties

Today I purchased some bedding plants from the nursery.  A young employee was helping me make decisions when I noticed his unusual bracelet.  “I imagine there’s a story behind that bracelet you’re wearing.” “Yes there is.  I struggle with anxieties … Continue reading

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Should Christians Drink?

I still remember my first date in college.  We doubled with Gloria, a friend from high school, and her date. I always admired Gloria for her good judgment. I didn’t know then that this was because she was a follower … Continue reading

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Is Abortion Bad?

I was 13 when I first learned about abortion.  I asked my mother, “Is abortion bad?” “Yes, it’s bad!  Abortion is the killing of an unborn baby!  It’s a terrible thing!” That was it for me!  If my mother said … Continue reading

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