Story behind the mouse on the clock

My father was officially diagnosed with dementia two summers ago. We knew he had it. The signs had been there, slowly revealing what we didn’t want to officially admit, for weeks, months, even years prior. Then came the day…one hot June day…when it became life-interfering. Medical professionals were consulted. An…

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Water now brimming in my eyes

Years ago, my husband was a young preacher and I, an even younger preacher’s wife. An older couple lived in the farm community where we lived, worked and worshipped. She was at church every Sunday…her husband, never. Then the husband was diagnosed with cancer. He quickly became too ill to…

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What heaven tastes like

You ever have those moments…those tastes of heaven…when the needle on your personal joy odometer leaned to the far right of what you thought was the highest notch? I’ve had a few moments like that. They’re rare. So when they happen, they sink down into the mind and take up…

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Are you a professional? 3 ways to know

Do you consider yourself a professional? Professional means “appropriate to the occasion.” Professionalism communicates respect for your audience through the way you present yourself and interact with others, whether this is one-on-one, one-to-hundreds, or through social media. True professionals do three things consistently: they dress like one, they prepare like one,…

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