Author Archives: Mildred Colvin

Think Positive

In the early morning hours this thought came to me Never assume the worse about anything, but assume the best until proven wrong. The gift of positive thinking is a wonderful boost to your faith. And to your peace of mind. God is still, and always will be, in control. Allow Him to work miracles … Continue reading »

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The Glowing Poker

As she climbed from Mrs. Dugan’s car, Kathy thought again of a comment the pastor had made that morning. Christ lives in us as we live in Him. “Oh!” She’d almost forgotten her manners. “Thanks for giving me a ride to church.” “You are welcome anytime, dear.” As the car rolled away from the curb, … Continue reading »

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Count Your Blessings

“Can you meet me at Ryan’s Café for lunch?” Lisa’s request wasn’t out of the ordinary, yet the strain in her voice tugged at Janice’s mind while she drove to the café. Something was going on. Although she didn’t have a clue what it might be, her heart pounded as she parked and crossed the … Continue reading »

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How Do You Feel?

Janie pushed the covers away and sat on the edge of the bed. She must’ve gained ten pounds over the Christmas holidays. Her head felt as if it were stuffed with cotton. All she wanted to do was crawl back into bed and shut out the world. Christmas had been fun. Her kids and grandchildren … Continue reading »

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Christmas is just past, but the memories are dear. We enjoyed our children and grandchildren so much as they all came to spread their love through our home for a few days. The gifts and food we shared were nice, but the presence of family is what we’ll remember throughout the new year. I hope … Continue reading »

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Sh-h-h, Can You Hear Me?

“Children! Listen to me!” Sally stood in the midst of twenty kindergartners trying to raise her voice above theirs only to be ignored. Sure, they were having their first party of the school year and everyone was excited, but at this rate, her first year of teaching would soon end. “Sh-h-h, can you hear me?” … Continue reading »

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Hope Shines Anew

Thomas guided his car down the highway to the larger neighboring town where he could shop for a faucet that would fit his bathroom sink. “You’d think Anthon’s Hardware would have a few things worth crossing their door for. But if it isn’t what every other person in town needs, they don’t carry it.” His … Continue reading »

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A Waste of Time

Janice reached across the front seat of the car for her daughter’s hand. “Let’s pray before we get on the road.” Kari scowled but plopped her hand in her mother’s and bowed her head. “Lord Jesus, we ask for Your protection as we travel to and from the city. Keep us safe today from any … Continue reading »

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Discerning God’s Will

“There are too many decisions.” Amy complained to her best friend. “I don’t think I can handle this.” “What?” Sophie’s eyebrows lifted. “Getting a job or going to school?” “Both!” Amy shoved her soft drink away and folded her arms. “And more. Where to live. Who to live with. Who should I date? What about … Continue reading »

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No One Cares

Emma stepped out her back door and hoisted the sack of trash into the garbage bin. Sometimes she felt so alone. One day blended into the next with no one to care about her. She never went anywhere. Had even stopped going to church. What was the use? No one missed her or cared now … Continue reading »

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