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Brand new year means time for fresh start

By Norma Shull Smith By the time you read this article it will be a brand-new year. We as a society look upon a new year as an opportunity for a fresh new start. We are full of goals, resolutions and hope. As I write this ahead of time it is the week before Christmas […]

MY FIRST CHRISTMAS WITHOUT HIM

By Norma Shull Smith As I write the December article I am 2 days away from closing on our home; the home that my husband and I so enjoyed the last 19 years. I wonder how many of you take your current home for granted; it is so easy to do and I for one […]

Eternity Matters: WIDOWED, ORPHANED & HOMELESS CAN OVERCOME WITH FAITH

By Norma Shull Smith Sometimes in life we get blindsided and the blinders make it difficult to see beyond the moment! I am currently beginning to experience how easy a person “can allow” their sight to be darkened by circumstances. As I was meditating and pondering on my current whirlwind that seems to be swirling […]

Are you just hanging on… what keeps you from slipping

By Norma Shull Smith Sunday, August 20th was a beautiful weather day. At 6:18 a.m. the 3 cords that bound us together for decades quickly unraveled as I held my dying husbands hand and relinquished him into the hand of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was by far one of the toughest things […]

Eternity Matters: POWER TO RISE ABOVE THE STORMS IN LIFE

By Norma Shull Smith Since June 22nd, I literally watched my husband fail before my eyes. My husband was once a very healthy 213 pound man and his last weigh-in about 1 week prior to his death was at 139.5 lbs. As I sit here typing, I am experiencing a very numb state; just going […]

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