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The Hardest Job on Earth – A Poem

A young girl just out of college says regretfully “there is no heartbeat, I’m so sorry”. Her eyes are sad. She didn’t want to be the one to crush a woman’s dreams.  Prenatal ultrasound techs must have the hardest job on earth.  The doctor sits her down, having to be

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Longing For Home 

The autumn leaves are gone. In a matter of weeks they changed from green to shades of red and orange and yellow. Then they died, turning brown overnight and leaving the trees naked and cold. A strong breeze brought crisp fresh air taking away the lingering warmth of Fall.  It’s

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The Throne of Convenience

Sometimes it takes a mere moment of delay in a traffic jam to bring out that huff, “this is not convenient”. Other times it comes with those two pink lines. Seeing everything she would have to give up to keep the coming tiny human alive. She utters a resentful “this

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I Want To Be A Spider Plant

I don’t mean I actually want to turn into the plant on my windowsill. Before I explain, let me take a moment to tell you some amazing facts about the Spider Plant. Originally from the coast of South Africa, these grass-like plants are a widespread favorite for houseplants in the

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Kissing Waves, Hope In Loss

Kissing Waves

I have learned to kiss the waves that throw me up against the Rock of Ages Charles H. Spurgeon I lay there crying, the events of the night plunging me into sadness every time I thought about it. It was the morning after we lost our baby to miscarriage. I

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American Goodness

When You give to them, they gather it up; when You open Your hand they are filled with good things. Psalm 104:28 I am sitting in the cozy corner of a local coffee shop, customers are coming in for their morning brew, standing while they wait for the barista to

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Avèk

“One day I want to marry with you.” Thus began my now-husband’s request for us to pursue a serious relationship. In Creole “marry me” is replaced with “marye avèk mwen” (marry with me). There are other things like this in the language. Love with me. Talk with me. Kiss with

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Weeping For Kittens

Our dog had just given birth to 7 puppies when we discovered our cat, London, was also pregnant. We meant to get her fixed but we thought, one litter, in the future. So now here we were. I was already fatigued from finding homes for puppies. Weeks went by and

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Hi! I’m Rachel. Through a series of God orchestrated events I ended up in Haiti, in 2017.  Through years of serving with a ministry there I came to love the country and its people. I met Nelson and we got married in 2020. It was the best decision of my life! 

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