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Beeda Speis

Welcome, 2024!

Blessed Assurance Someone asked me my word for 2024, and without hesitation, I answered, “Assurance.” It just came to me, that fast because for my entire life, I’ve tried to hang onto control. I’ve never actually been in control of my life, but the illusion of it has kept a wedge between me and my

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Today I turned 60

It’s not as significant as turning 18, 21, or even 50, but it has some merit. Most establishments consider 60 and up “senior citizens,” giving us discounts and freebies for having reached this milestone. I would qualify for government assistance programs now if I weren’t still working. (Most of these programs are based on income.)

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Paradise Isle

The Book: Paradise Isle by Serlina Rose Description from Amazon: Paradise Isle is a poetic collection featuring the theme “Paradise Isle” of the Caribbean; OR, as many may know it, “Waitukubuli” or “the Nature Isle/Nature Island.” This book includes various lengths of poems, such as haikus, verses, etc. Accompanying some of the poems are a

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Happy New Year, 2023

Hello, 2023. On December 30, 2022, I was feeling energized. I started thinking about all of the things I want to do in 2023, all of the “improvements” I want to make. At first, the goals seemed doable, but as the list kept growing, my anxiety got the better of me. Now, my heart’s palpitating,

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Facing Death With Grace

When I had breast cancer, I endured periods of grieving for a life I might not have lived. I had an aggressive cancer that was caught super early and so my prognosis was really very good, but I still had numerous periods of grief. It’s difficult not to think the worst when your body is

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Pray For Those With Cancer

Please pray for those with cancer. In 2020. Cancer was the leading cause of death worldwide claiming nearly 10 million lives. Another website said that heart disease was the leading cause of death in 2020. 6.3 million people worldwide have died as a result of Covid-19. I can’t tell you how many brothers and sisters

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Have You Taken Up Your Cross?

Questions:Do family, friends, and acquaintances know you’re a Christian?Do acquaintances or strangers know you’re a Christian?Does your love for Jesus cause division within your family?Have you taken up your cross, died to yourself, and been resurrected to a life with God? This is a powerful and convicting passage of Scripture; one that I believe is

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