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Hospice, Worry, and Faith: a Brief Look at Anxiety and Prayer

There’s a toll to feeling on edge every moment of every day. From first waking in the pre-dawn hours to that final moment before falling back to sleep in the evening darkness, every single moment feels like it is lived … Continue reading

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Listening To The Wrong God’s Voice

I thought I heard the voice of God. It wasn’t. No matter how much I wanted it to be, it wasn’t. It’s not that I didn’t ask. I did. It was in my prayers daily. “God, if this isn’t your … Continue reading

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On Writing a Book About My Late Husband’s Dementia

[Carol Noren Johnson gives a glimpse of what it’s like to write and then publish a book on marriage, dementia, loss, grief, hope and prayer.] During the illness of my late husband, Herb Johnson, I kept a blog of what … Continue reading

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A prayer for a cheap beer drinker

Falling down drunk Onto the couch this time Not the floor like last time … like last times Face down Head hung over the side Hung over like he’ll be Unless he has another can Off the couch To the … Continue reading

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Routine Prayer Doesn’t Mean You’re in a Rut

I get up early. Like 4:15 in the morning early. It’s so I can do something that – frankly – I could do any time of the day. But I can’t do it with my wife at any time of … Continue reading

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Healing the Tongue Takes Heart Surgery

[Today’s guest post is from Kathryn Sowinski, whose prayer for a patient on the table led to her own spiritual healing.] “Don’t push it too fast…..it will kill him; but not too slowly either…..he needs the medicine, or he will … Continue reading

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Dropping Scripture Bombs on the Kitchen Table

[From the archives.] *** “God takes us into the depths so that we can reach the heights.” I thought that sounded pretty good. I patted the shoulder across the corner of the kitchen table with what I thought was a … Continue reading

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Silence for a Hurting Friend

“God takes us into the depths so that we may reach the heights.” I thought that sounded pretty good. I patted the shoulder across the corner of the kitchen table with what I thought was a comforting sort of pat. … Continue reading

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Voting Is No Excuse for Being Unreasonable

[Updated from the archives – a post to remind us how to treat one another reasonably on election day.] I’d been on the bench just a few years when I was given responsibility for administration of our courthouse. (It’s not … Continue reading

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