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Plenty to be grateful for

To call Kristi Gray my friend feels like a misnomer. We share more than one secret connection, and I know God has bound us together for the rest of our lives. I couldn't be more thankful for her. Kristi, you matter to me. When I first saw my friend Bethany’s request for people to submit… Continue reading Plenty to be grateful for

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Angels unawares

My whole life, God has used people to help me, serve me, minister to me, and reach out to me without my knowledge and without my permission. These people, whether they intended to be or not, were used by God in my life. Some of them might not have wanted to be used by God,… Continue reading Angels unawares

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A Place Where There Are No More Tears

I'll never forget my friend Josh Lane picking me up and carrying me through rubble and downed power lines to get to my parents' house 30 minutes after a tornado did epic damage to my hometown. At the time, I was a college student living on campus 20 minutes away. I tried reaching my family,… Continue reading A Place Where There Are No More Tears

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Seeds of life

*Thanks to Mary Agrusa for sharing her thoughts on Mother's Day with us.* Sometimes it’s the simple things we share with our children that have the most dramatic impact on their lives. Prior to and for a few years after the birth of our daughter, my husband and I were avid gardeners. Back in the… Continue reading Seeds of life

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A cup of water

Today, one of my best friends drove two hours to visit me for the second time since my baby was born. I consider her to be my "soul sister" because of the parallel spiritual paths we trod. As the mother of four children, taking an entire day to visit me, including the driving time, is… Continue reading A cup of water