Generations of Faith

You have taught me ever since I was young, and I still tell of your wonderful acts. Now that I am old and my hair is gray, do not abandon me, O God! Be with me while I proclaim your power and might to all generations to come. ~Psalm 71:17-18 GNT   Everything was all…

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The Friends and Family Plan

Laura Rodgers

It started many years ago when my kids were in elementary school. We would pack up and go to the far-off country of Texas, the native land. The land where most all of our family live. We would go and stay the whole month of July. If you’ve never been to Texas in July, one…

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Prescription for Peace

Diane Tarantini

Our nest is nearly empty. Because our only son, the youngest of our brood, graduates high school on Saturday. Am I sad, nostalgic? I’m not sure. Right now I’m too busy to sort out my feelings. I like to think it’s not me, it’s the month. For years, the month of May has been crazy…

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Eternally 23

  On June 9, 2011, I woke to the warm breezes of too many fans in a too-warm room. One was on my face—a fan clipped to a bunk pole. Another ruffled the sheet up and down my body, and a third brushed my feet. My BlackBerry buzzed beside my ear. I pressed the green…

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