Category Archives: Strength

Doing the twist

The twists and turns of life can be painful and mysterious, especially when we don’t see them coming. I didn’t see a major “twist” coming, and either did a 47-year-old pastor who went from being an ultra-marathoner to being unable … Continue reading

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Got thanks? Share them!

What are you thankful for?  Consider commenting about it here and creating a blog of “thanks”!  Here’s one thing I’m thankful for: I don’t need an iPhone to reach God! No Cell Phone Required When I think of how my life … Continue reading

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Saved from the pit

Sheila Raye Charles, the daughter of legendary singer Ray Charles, says her father was amazing – but he couldn’t save her from a life that took her to federal prison. That took someone with more power. Sheila was in her … Continue reading

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Crisis in a closet

Lacey Scottum was one of four teachers hiding in a classroom’s supply closet, hoping a school shooter wouldn’t find them. But the 24-year old knew there was someone else in that closet, someone giving her a sense of calm. It … Continue reading

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Masterpiece moment

It’s midwinter, predawn. A woman (O.K., it’s me) is driving through the countryside on her way to a job that is no longer the right fit. It’s itchy and uncomfortable like a wool sweater next to the skin. She’s a … Continue reading

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An angel in Russia

Bruce and Sue Kaul never aspired to be world travelers, but on April 4, 2005, they found themselves on a wild ride to Stavropol, Russia, a city near the border of Chechnya, the republic that had been fighting with Russia … Continue reading

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