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A New Name

At birth, my parents named me Joyce Dobbs. When I married, my last name changed to Webster to match my husband’s. When he died, I instantly received a new title—widow. I didn’t choose it, didn’t want it, but couldn’t refuse it. However, it sounded acidic. At first, I hated admitting that the title applied to […]

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Peace

Every morning I wake up to a pretty tune on my phone. It makes me smile, starts my day in a peaceful way, and I love it. After doing exercises on my bed, I go to my favorite chair and have my devotions. Then, I get on the tread mill and enjoy my prayer time. […]

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Do You Know God—or About Him?

  Recently a lady told her pastor that she thought she had been saved years before. However, when the Lord put her in a situation where none of her family was around; He began to work in her heart, and she realized she needed to be saved. Her family, and church friends then rejoiced with […]

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No Complaining

        Some days I must agree with Numbers 21:4 b, . . . ”And the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.” I complained silently this winter because we had a record-breaking snow fall. I ended up not only using my small snow blower, but doing a lot […]

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He Knows

  God’s foreknowledge amazes me. He told Peter he would deny Him three times before the cock crowed. Although He loved Christ, he denied Him before strangers. I wonder how deep the Lord’s look pierced Peter’s heart when he turned and looked at him? I bet it was a sad look, not one of accusation. […]

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God Knows!

I dislike receiving a large, unexpected bill, knowing I must call the company and see if or what can be done about it. As a widow, do things like that bother you? It often over whelms me. What do I do? I put it in my bill file folder and start praying. Then I make […]

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He Knows Our Pain

  Her calm exterior cracked and gave way to her raging grief. She slumped, sighed, then sobbed. Have you felt that way? The pressures build and like a volcano, they explode. God knows your pain. Just as He did the Israelites in Exodus 2. He heard their cry in their intense bondage, and their groaning. […]

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Balance

A sign on the wall in the audiologist’s office caught my eye because it mentioned hearing and balance. Balance is important to me, because I’ve struggled some with it. Since I had never been tested, and the man said he had time to see me after he finished with my mom, I agreed. I concentrated […]

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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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