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A Ministry of Giving

If a couple served together in the Lord’s ministry, a widow might think after her husband dies, how can I serve the Lord now by myself? A few women when they become widows instantly become wealthy, which can be a blessing or a curse. It can be a ticket to gratifying self by shopping, or […]

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Hands Up

Somedays I feel like Moses-not in the great leader of many people way, but in the I need help way. The hand’s up way, like Aaron and Hur did for Moses. They held his hands steady until the end of the day. Dear widow, do you ever feel that way? If only you could have […]

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Cheer Up!

There have been times in my life when I wanted to say to someone—cheer up! When the weather man predicted snow for the next five days, and I couldn’t pull the ends of the power cord apart so I can use my small snow blower- I needed to cheer up! Because someone would eventually do […]

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Pulling from the Past

Statesman John Jay, when asked about his retirement years said, “I have a long life to look back on, and an eternity to look forward to.” That is true for all older Christian women, widowed or not. As a veteran widow, I understand living in the present and pulling precious memories from the past. No […]

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Acceptance

Two of the hardest things for me to accept, after my husband, Warren, died was the title people wanted to slap on me, widow, and the fact that I was one. I dare to say that most widows feel that way. Why don’t we want to be called a widow? Because our brain doesn’t wrap […]

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The Scare

I heard Mom ring for me through the monitor in her room. I ran. I was amazed she could use the bell because she held tissue to her nose and said, “My nose is bleeding!” Since it was obvious her blood thinner was working, I applied a cold, wet cloth to her neck and grabbed […]

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Have a Heart

“Ah, have a heart!” I’m sure you’ve heard that cliché. In Job 29:13, Job claimed he, “Caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.” I thought about that claim and wondered what he did to be able to make such a statement. Did he: Forgive a widow a debt? Take her or her child to […]

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Blessing Others

A true story is told of a retired nurse who became a tour guide. She used her descriptive word pictures to show the blind the city where she lived. As a widow, I love the word pictures the Lord uses to show us the beauty of heaven in Revelation 21. The city is lit with […]

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Time Wasters

  Unsolicited, nonessential interruptions waste my time. I received an email that said, “Update on your requested change in service results in your bill being…” Although I had gone on their website the day before and made a small modification to my service, I didn’t see charges listed for doing it. So, at seven a.m. […]

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In Order

Some days, things don’t go right for me. For instance, the hardback book I ordered for a gift arrived with the cover damaged. Because of the time frame, I had no choice but to give it anyway. An App I downloaded didn’t work. Another day I tried three times to back up my website and […]

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