My son and I enjoy an ongoing debate. He prefers a movie with a dark side that concludes in an unexpected way, avoiding an unrealistic wrap-up with a happy ending. His rationale? That’s life! Those movies are a better reflection …

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Isabel’s voice revealed pain and fatigue from the ongoing struggle with her husband. As a new convert, she wanted to learn how to respond to the emotional and verbal attacks of her unbelieving spouse, Carlos. I listened with empathy. “It’s …

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I recently underwent total knee replacement surgery during the CPVID-19 pandemic. The “nonessential surgery” became essential as the knee joint deteriorated. Preparation plans changed, sometimes from day to day as COVID rules changed. Miscommunication became the norm. This invisible virus …

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En Espanol Te dejo por mi Has there ever been a time in your life where you’ve felt that you’ve lost who you are? Lost everything you’ve built. I mean, the dreams you once had are gone. The person who …

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I Was Once a Pastor’s Wife Part 3 of 4   Una vez fui la esposa de un pastor Parte 4 de 4 What do you think of this story so far? How would you address the issues this young lady …

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Read Part 2 of 4 Una vez fui la esposa de un pastor Parte 3 de 4 _______________________________________________________________ Is there any hope for this young lady? https://www.focusministries1.org/blog/is-there-any-hope-for-me At the end of part 2, I asked a few questions… What do …

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  Please read here:  For Part 1 In Espanol: Una vez fui la esposa de un pastor Parte 2 de 3 – I Used to Be a Pastor’s Wife – Part 2 of 3   We began to spend more …

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     Like to read this blog In Espanol Shared with permission:               We met in the business office of the apartment complex where I lived. He was the I.T. professional, and I was the patient …

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Want to read this article in Spanish? La mente de un abusador What do these men have in common? Dennis Rodman, Tommy Lee and  Vince Neil (Motley Crew), James Brown, Christian Slater, O.J. Simpson, Ozzy Osbourne, Mel Gibson, Chris Brown, …

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