PIppy Love, Jesus take the pen, schnozzle
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Pippy Love

At 2:39 AM on August 9, 2019, my dear Pippy Love departed this earthly world and entered into doggie heaven. I know that some people don’t believe there is such a thing as doggie heaven, but I disagree with some people. Ever since my childhood dog, Puff, crossed over that rainbow bridge I’ve believed that […]

Looking back, Jesus take the pen, photos, glasses
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Looking Back with 20/20 Vision

Hindsight is 20/20. When troubles and trials are dominating our reality, we rarely see past the pain they inflict. Our thoughts are so consumed with the sting of loss, hurt of rejection or sorrow of despair that it becomes nearly impossible to conceive of a happy ending to our anguish. The idea that there could […]

beach, footprint, Jesus take the pen
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Waves of Amazing Grace

Walking on the beach is one of life’s simple – and serene – pleasures. There is nothing quite like strolling next to the vast ocean, breathing in the salty air and listening to the waves break against the shore. While the warm sun beats down from above, cool water rushes in to refresh from below. […]

Jesus take the pen, woman, hot air balloon
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Salvation, Sickness & Singleness

Three “s’s“ have defined my twenties: salvation, sickness and singleness. At the age of twenty, salvation changed everything about me. In the blink of an eye, Christ’s redemption did a complete overhaul on my life, reinventing me from the inside out. Now, when I look back on pre-salvation Stephanie, I can’t believe I was that […]

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The Hope of Heaven

Her body was shockingly skeletal and small. Her skin was pasty white and paper thin. As I stood in the doorway of her hospital room and saw her lying in the bed, completely still, I wondered if I’d come too late. Was she already gone? I walked across the room to look for signs of […]

fear, faith, fearless, Jesus take the pen
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Faith > Fear

Fear is a deceptive and paralyzing force that takes root in the most innocent and natural of human concerns such as failure, loneliness and rejection, just to name a few. But fear never stops where it starts. Fear and worry multiply like rabbits and if they aren’t put to death in a New York minute, […]