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Today, I Met a Man

Today I met a man. He’s got to be a foot taller than me. He’s got quite a few pounds on me too, and I’m no longer the perfect size 6 I want to be! I met this man at a grocery store about 20 minutes from where I live. Actually, to be more precise, I met …

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White House

When In Need, Turn to Government or Church for Assistance?

I was tired, bone tired. It was a tiredness that went beyond mere physical exhaustion to conquer my every thought. It pumped through my heart to poison my entire being. This exhaustion festered in my soul, and there it sat. My toe nudged the carrier holding my sleeping son (son #5) forward. His sleeping was a small blessing. It …

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Gavel - Judge Persistent Widow & DivorceCourt

The Unjust Judge in Divorce, in the Parable of the Persistent Widow, & in Life

I left the courtroom, again feeling drained. It’s been over seven years since my husband left. You’d think he’d be happier. You’d think he’d get on with his life. You’d think he’d let me get on with mine. You’d think the court systems would protect victims of verbal and emotional assault. You’d think I’d know better by now. In …

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