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The Journey of a Man By: Michael R. Burcham

Posted on September 17, 2018 by BrentSmithFH | Leave a comment
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How right that my body Has changed over time Becoming a gallery of scars A canvas of experience A testament to life And my capacity to endure it. How right that my heart Though grieving and broken Still beats on With more capacity to love Resilient and forgiving More tender than in my youth. How […]

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Big Sister’s Love

Posted on August 15, 2018 by BrentSmithFH | Leave a comment
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Press on. Hold fast. Rest in. Eight months closer… “Do you have a brother?” “Yes, I do,” I answered. How can a 4-year-old ask a question that is like a punch in the gut? It was an innocent enough question for anyone to ask, but the little girl I nanny had been asking every day […]

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“What Difference Does Prayer Make”

Posted on July 26, 2018 by BrentSmithFH | Leave a comment
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One of the most devastating questions I had to face after Dominic ran ahead to heaven was, “What difference does prayer make?” I had prayed-diligently prayed-for every one of my children since before they were born. Even Dominic’s name, which means“belonging to God” was chosen carefully to reflect my heart’s desire that this child follow hard […]

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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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