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Review – Halo Found Hope – a memoir by Helo Matzelle

Each December I try to read a different Christmas-themed story on every day.  Two days to go after today in this December, but I’d like to share one of my selections that does not have a Christmas title, but does have a Christmas theme… Continue Reading “Review – Halo Found Hope – a memoir by Helo Matzelle”

A Basket of Hope

A Basket of Hope is a true family Christmas story that never gets old for me. I post in the hope that other families may get inspired to do similar things.  And Edna, if you are out there, I think of you often, but… Continue Reading “A Basket of Hope”

The Audacity of Grief

Lord, if only. . .   I can understand Martha (because she seems a lot like me) saying Lord, if only… but Mary too?   Mary, Jesus said earlier, had “chosen the good part.” Articles and books have been written on the spirit of… Continue Reading “The Audacity of Grief”

Suicide, My Friend?

Suicide, my friend, you’re calling me again. So began a poem I wrote at 15. The escape of abuse and what sounded like an ultimate revenge on my abusers, was often on my mind. I think subconsciously I knew those thoughts came from the… Continue Reading “Suicide, My Friend?”

Under the Juniper Tree?

Have you been there – under the Juniper tree?  Depressed as Elijah and wanting to die?  I’ve been there a time or two. I recently read Cheryl Gerou’s journey out of depression, From Wilderness to Worship, and noticed a similarity to Elijah’s story. She… Continue Reading “Under the Juniper Tree?”

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