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Mission Possible

encouragement for when your hope is fiercely shaken

“Encouragement for When Your Hope has been Fiercely Shaken” by Ifeoma Samuel

After a long week of torturous waiting for test results to swing in my favour, it didn’t! I was tired of fighting. I was done filling the holes with hope. This war is waged against my peace and this time I was overwhelmed. Those tormenting “maybes” and “if-onlys” competed for my heart space. -Maybe I …

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“Wisdom for Moms: Preparing Your Introverted Child” by Laura L. Zimmerman

WISDOM FOR MOMS By nature, I’m an extrovert. Even as small child, I never had a problem walking into a classroom and making friends. Summer camp? Piece of cake. I promptly chose my bed for the week and said goodbye to my parents before they could even get a look around. Even as a college …

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“Within My Heart: The Search for My Children” by Shar Olson

  After searching for my children for years I finally found the right people to help me find my children that have been adopted. I was suppose to have an open adoption but I moved to Michigan; I was not well and lost all my contact information for my children. It is disappointing that I …

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“Salad in the Mailbox” by Norma C. Mezoe

                      At the age of 45, I was forced to find employment after my husband left me. I had never worked outside of my home, but God opened doors only He could have opened. Within three weeks, I was employed at a nonprofit organization. I …

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Drugs and Alcohol are not the Answer… by Stan Popovich

Using drugs and alcohol are not the answers to your problems. They might make you feel better for a while but sooner or later you will have to face your fears and anxieties. In the meantime, here are some reasons why drugs and alcohol are not the answers to your problems: They are dangerous to …

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“Put it on Mute” by Toni Samuels

When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. – Revelation 8:1 We live in a noisy age. Think about the variety of sounds blaring from the devices in our vehicles, homes and offices. Most of us are so uncomfortable with quiet that the moment we jump …

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MESSY HOUSE

“Mess Monsters” by Beth Brubaker

My house is a wreck. The housework has waned since I started working odd jobs last year, and was nearly non-existent when my mom started getting worse. Two out of three funerals are done (my husband’s cousin also passed away two days after his mom, so that’s three in less than three weeks), and after …

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“Some Lost Things We Need to Recover” by Sharon L. Patterson

Is it just me, or have you noticed we have lost some very significant things we desperately need to recover in our lives?

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“Meatloaf Mishap” by Christie Browning

I believe it’s important to recognize your strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, I am completely comfortable in declaring that I am weak when it comes to cooking. No, this isn’t the type of bad cooking that produces dry chicken or overly bland potatoes. My bad cooking brings about burnt, charred, inedible dishes that make the stomach …

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“ENVY” by Cyndie Randall

I am so envious.  I’m envious of people with really good teeth. Especially when they’ve never seen an orthodontist and they drink liters of black coffee between donut-chewing and not flossing. They do all this while smiling, by the way. I’m envious of women who OWN that two-piece swimsuit even after their bodies have sagged and settled. …

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“Tough Marshmallows” by Beth Brubaker

This has been a rough month. My mom passed away on July 18th- just five days after her 78th birthday. My husband’s mom passed away yesterday morning- exactly two weeks after my mom, give or take four hours. With the drama of dealing with my mom’s funeral and subsequent cleaning out of her apartment on …

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