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Faith in the fire

Posted by bmshoemaker875 on June 12, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

As I answered the phone I could hear the desperation in her voice. The cracking of the broken words as she shared the dark place her nineteen-year-old grandson was living in. Eight and a half years earlier his father was killed in Iraq. He was my friend's only son. Now his son was struggling with the after effects of losing his “war hero” father who suddenly vanquished out of his young life.  His father was a Sergeant in the National Guard. He volunteered t...

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Prisoners of Lost Hope

Posted by bmshoemaker875 on April 15, 2017 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Bondage, Fear, despair, depression. We all are prisoners of lost hope at some point or another. Somehow we just find ourselves locked in a struggle with pain or in a wrestling match with sin. We refuse to look deep within ourselves during these struggles. We only want to find a way to deaden the pain. The emotional pain of the past and present transgressions locked deeply in our hearts. The hopelessness of all the devastation around us comes crashing in. Many times we ca...

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Climbing the Mountain

Posted by bmshoemaker875 on June 21, 2011 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Several weeks ago my husband and I were hiking in Ouray, Colorado. We chose a hike that was recommended to us by the inn keeper of the Bed and breakfast we stayed at. He told us the first part of the hike was difficult terrain but then it became easier as you hiked along. We took off on what we thought was the trail which was remarkably easy only the reach the end of the trail a little less than a mile into it. Realizing we made a mistake we turned around to find the correct ...

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