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The Ministry of Caring

Posted by DeVonna , 19 October 2015 - - - - - - · 869 views

The Ministry of Caring I was just about to settle into a steaming bath on a cold winter’s night when I was stopped by the phone’s jarring ring. For a second I considered letting the answering machine get it, but instead I answered. It was my neighbor and friend, Jim telling me his wife was in labor and needed me. I had agreed to attend Kim in her homebirth and so I found mysel...


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Relief For The Pain of Regret

Posted by DeVonna , 25 September 2015 - - - - - - · 988 views

Relief For The Pain of Regret There's something uniquely painful about the sharp stab of regret. The knowledge that we've messed up and caused others to hurt can be intensely distressing. Whether we regret words said in anger or something bad that we've done, let’s face it, sometimes we mess up. Big time. What should we do in such times? As usual, the Bible points us in the right dire...


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What Do We Really Need?

Posted by DeVonna , 17 September 2015 - - - - - - · 972 views

What Do We Really Need? One fine summer morning we awoke to find one of our mares had given birth in the night to a beautiful little foal. We separated the new mother and her baby from the rest of the herd, placing them in a corral away from the curious noses of the rest of the horses. Everything seemed fine with the mother and baby except we noticed the mare pawing at the earth...


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I Am On His Mind

Posted by DeVonna , 31 August 2015 - - - - - - · 575 views

I like to knit. I get a lot of satisfaction out of creating something that has a specific purpose and has the potential to outlast me. When I was growing up I had a knitting Grandmother. Though my Grandmother has passed on to glory, I still keep a single slipper she made me. The partner of the slipper is lost to me now, most likely lost in one of our move...


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When Things Don't "Work Out"

Posted by DeVonna , 22 August 2015 - - - - - - · 633 views

Life as a believer is not always sunshine and roses. There are times, even for God's children, when things go terribly wrong. I mentioned in my last post that I had buried one of my children. His name is Earl Wesley Allison Jr., we called him Wes, he was our oldest child and he was 14 yrs old when he drowned while on a sleepover with his best friend....


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A New Beginning

Posted by DeVonna , 21 August 2015 - - - - - - · 642 views

New beginnings can be both terrifying and exhilirating, alot depends on the type of beginning we face. This past January, 2015, I returned to school after 32 years away. During my time away I raised four children, buried one of them, and lived a full life. After the wedding of our youngest child I was re-thinking my life; reimagining it, really. Having a...






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