Sweet in the Middle: She Loves Her Sandwich-Cookie Life

Today’s guest blogger is Robin Steinweg. I love how she has found sweetness in the midst of her life experience as a caregiver and then after losing her parents. She shares some helpful tips if you feel stuck in the middle. Stuck Sweet in the Middle by Robin Steinweg Do you ever feel you’re in that awkward, in-between stage? I sure do! I recently spent years stuck in a crushing middle. Round and round I turned from the growing needs of aging parents to those of growing sons to those of work. I’d carve hours from sleepless nights to write, compose, […]

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Grinning through Hurricane Harvey and Beyond

My guest blogger today is Kathy Carlton Willis, the Grin Gal. Kathy wrote this before Hurricane Harvey hit the town where she lives in Texas, yet if you knew her, you’d have solid evidence that she does live what she says. Kathy grinned her way through a week without electricity and water, which means without air conditioning in the Texas heat. She continued to look for positives, even when dealing with health problems and more in the midst of the storm. Where Does that Grin Come From? by Kathy Carlton Willis I’m often asked, “How can you keep grinning despite […]

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Savoring the Not-So-Perfect Life

by Michelle Rayburn When I was young, my mother cooked most meals from scratch, baked six loaves of bread every week and canned enough vegetables to feed the neighborhood if we ever had to retreat to a bomb shelter. But on occasion, we had TV dinners when she worked the evening shift at the hospital and my dad had to feed us three kids. September 10 is National TV Dinner Day, and it has me reminiscing about those foil-covered aluminum trays with frozen mystery meat and gravy, blobs of mashed potatoes, corn and chocolate pudding—because who doesn’t cook their pudding […]

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Memorial Brings Healing and New Purpose

My second guest blogger in September is Dana Bridges Stout. She shares her story of how she found healing when she named the son and daughter she never held. Dana shows how she turned something difficult into an opportunity to help other women heal. That’s life, repurposed. Honoring the Unborn by Dana Bridges Stout “You want me to what?” I said as my defenses exploded in anger. “No way, no how! I purposely never wanted to do that because I knew it would be too painful, too real.” My Abortion Recovery Bible study facilitator assigned us to name our aborted babies […]

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