Help or Hindrance?

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By Kristen Wells A friend or spouse loses their job or a loved one. They get in a car accident or are diagnosed with a deadly disease.  What is your response?  Is your response helping or hindering that person?  Do…

Grace and Goldfish


By Katie Heid Moochie’s goldfish lay in his tank ~ pale, floating, and obviously dead. Jackson, the goldfish gift I had won 14 months earlier and entrusted to my son, had lived a good, long life in that small bowl. …

Of Signs and Seasons

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Cotton-fields are white again and our southern roads are framed in golden stretches of tobacco. Trees are shaking their branches, hues of red and yellow glinting, and letting loose their leaves. Mornings are chillier and darkness settles earlier and earlier…