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    Lent 2019: Dreading the unexpected, even when it’s expected.

      (Image Source)   Last month, my mom was admitted to the hospital for a list of reasons: kidney stones, a urinary tract infection, dehydration, anemia, and the flu. When my brother…

  • Throwback Thursday: Pain in heels while walking.

    Note: This post first appeared on my old blog, Far Above Rubies, on March 9, 2012. ~Alisha   If you clicked on this post expecting a piece on platforms, sorry, not getting that.…

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    Lent- Day 39: Good Friday.

    C.S. Lewis (Image Source)   An excerpt from today’s reading of my Lenten devotional book, “Preparing for Easter” by C.S. Lewis, titled “What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?”:    Then…

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    Lent- Day 37: Consumed.

    (Image Source) This week in Bible lessons, Zoe and I discussed the story of Jesus in the Temple with the money changers. We read from Mark 11:15-19: 15 Then they came to Jerusalem. And…

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    Lent- Day 36: Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?

    My palms from Sunday, twisted into a cross. Please note, I have no idea how to do this and just kept bending until I got this.   On Sunday at church, we…

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    Lent- Day 32: Be you.

      While straightening up earlier, I came across the above picture made by Z. She explained it as, “the name of my new song I’m writing.” She never ceases to amaze me.…

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    Lent- Day 27: For rich or poor.

    (Image source: YouTube)   My home infusion nurse Charlie was over on Wednesday, administering IVIG. While the Gamunex dripped into my vein through my accessed PowerPort, he spoke about visiting a very…

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    Lent- Day 19: Jackie and Jesus.

      In one scene of Jackie, Natalie Portman, as Jackie Kennedy, seeks counsel from her priest played by the late Sir John Hurt. The setting is late November 1963, after her husband John…

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    Lent- Day 14: You just call on me brother, when you need a hand.

    Me receiving IVIG at home in 2012. I’ve been part of The Least of These for over five years now.   Despite (or maybe IN SPITE of) a number of Christians publically…

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    Lent- Day 11: Burn after reading.

    William Powell (JP Laffont / Sygma / Corbis)     In Harper’s there’s an interesting story about William Powell, who in 1971 at age 19, “published The Anarchist Cookbook, a guide to making bombs…