I Married For Love

I married for love.  My husband was the love of my life.  The only problem was he loved someone else.  When I was in my early twenties, I met two brothers--Jack, an outgoing, lovely man and his brother, Adam, who was very handsome and very charming.  Jack fell in love with me but I fell …

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Meg’s Story

The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal - Gecko & Fly I felt guilty.  Guilty because I’m not sorry that he’s gone.  He passed away a month ago from a second stroke.  It happened while I was at the grocery store.  When I got home, there was an ambulance and police cars …

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Janco’s Story (Part Two)

Five years have passed since I took Nasha to the shelter for street children.  A lot has happened within that time.  I'm still handing out tracts but now I'm a Youth leader in my church.  My Mother is back home and she hasn't touch a drink since she checked into the Drug and Alcohol Rehab …

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Coping As Best As We Can

It has been over a month since we lost our dear son.  There are times when I feel fine and there are other times when I break down and sob uncontrollably because the pain is so deep.  It's deep, deep down and it hurts.  The void he has left in our lives is like a …

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It’s How You Respond

Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges - Jim George What transition are you going through today?  Getting old is a big one.  You’re not as agile and flexible as before.  You ache in parts of your body you didn’t even know existed.  It's important to be active.  …

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The Dream

When I was a kid, I didn’t play much with my friends because I wasn’t any good at physical activities.  I hated going to gym because the kids made fun of me.  Then, one night I dreamt that I was an amateur athlete eligible for the Olympics.  That dream came true. 51 Words This was …

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The Tragedy of Divorce

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind - Shannon L. Adler I thought that when George and I tied the knot twenty years ago, it was for keeps.  Was I naive …

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Twenty-Five Years

It's our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.  We decided would celebrate it in the comfort of our home.  So, after eating Thai food delivered at our door we drank champagne.  A single red rose lay between us on the bed. "Happy anniversary," Martin says as he holds my hand.  "Thank you for the best twenty- five years …

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Invasion of Privacy

“Whatcha you doin’ up there?” Vonetta asked Carlo, her big brown eyes wide with curiosity as she looked up at him. “I’m trying to make a phone call,” he answered shortly.  “Now go and play or something.” “Is the call important?” Kids!  He sighed.  “Vonetta, I want to be alone.  I don’t want to be …

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No Aptitude

  "Why can't your painting be beautiful like the rest of these?" Jonah's mother demanded. "I'm not good at painting," Jonah replied and was rewarded with a censorious look. "That's because you don't put much effort into it.  How do you expect to be good at something when you don't try hard enough at it?  …

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