To choose or not to choose…

“He said it would be hard, but he didn’t know how hard it really would be.” These words came from the mouth of my Mother a few years after Daddy passed away. They had been married more than 50 years and now Mother was learning to live without him. She would have to start a new life apart from her beloved. They had discussed the possibilities of which one would go first, Daddy had decided Mother could handle being alone better than he could. In her words, she told me “he was wrong, he just didn’t know how hard it …

The Lord Paid Attention

We long for resolution, for neat and tidy endings. Maybe that’s why I enjoy crime dramas on television — I know at the end of the hour the case will be solved. But sometimes we don’t know what the resolution will be — if there will even be one. We look forward to that moment of praise if God comes through like we want, but what do we do in the meantime? I remember when my mom was given a terminal cancer diagnosis. We ended up having three years with her when we should have had six months. Even though …

Kristi Lemmen

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