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The Unwelcome (But Treasured) Guest Michael R. Burcham

Posted on June 15, 2018 by BrentSmithFH | Leave a comment
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Every holiday since my son Ryan died, I hope the uninvited guest doesn’t show. I think, “Maybe this will be the holiday that he won’t make an appearance.” The season begins and at first things go well. I can feel quite fine for a while, even unexpectedly happy as the memory of the holidays catches […]

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GRATEFUL by Melanie DeSimone

Posted on June 14, 2018 by BrentSmithFH | Leave a comment
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I’m amazed at how God has continued to work in them.  I’m overwhelmed with thanksgiving that they are carrying on.  ️ There’s all kinds of grateful. There’s the receiving line, “I’m so glad you came” grateful. There’s the ordinary, everyday “I’m thankful I have food, clothes a roof over my head” grateful. And then there is the “I am about […]

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Here’s to the Mothers!

Posted on May 13, 2018 by BrentSmithFH | Leave a comment
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We show up every day to a job which never ends. New life is celebrated and young mothers are supported and celebrated. As time passes and the mother-child relationship ages, the night-time feedings turn into night time counseling sessions Make no mistake,…. one can be as life giving as the other. The world can see […]

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A Sister’s Love

Posted on May 12, 2018 by BrentSmithFH | Leave a comment
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dear sis, I wish heaven had visiting hours. well, we all do. I know you’re up there just flying and dancing around and just a big bundle of joy. but oh, how I wish that we could’ve had so many more years together. not a day goes by that I don’t miss your beautiful face. […]

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“From A Mother’s Heart”

Posted on April 25, 2018 by BrentSmithFH | Leave a comment
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Be it hereby resolved: That I serve a God who never changes, never has and never will. His nature is not dependent on my understanding. My view of Him will not be determined by my circumstances. But God died a horrible death to save me from eternal damnation. He chose to save me because I […]

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