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Breaking down the natural barrier of fear

Breaking down the natural barrier of fear

by Pat Farrell I have been a nurse for more than 40 years. Several years ago when my husband Trip suffered a terrible injury, I became aware of the difference…

My worst performance ever

My worst performance ever

by Pat Farrell I remember the night very clearly: I had prepared for weeks and was ready for this presentation. What an honor to bring God’s message to such a…

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

By Pat Farrell It seems when I do something selfish or irresponsible, like knowingly easing ahead of someone in line or even being nosey and trying to find out something…

Where are you in the story?

Where are you in the story?

by Pat Farrell It always helps me better understand the Bible when I ask myself, “Am I in this story? Can I relate to any of these characters? Is God speaking…

Where are you, Lord?

Where are you, Lord?

by Pat Farrell The winds gust and howl, bending the pine trees outside my window. A redbird is riding out this storm on a cylinder feeder. He reminds me of…

Your mothering continues

Your mothering continues

By Pat Farrell Mother’s Day was just last Sunday, and while my mother is gone, my mothering continues with so many of you left on this earth. Your mothering continues…

To nurture a soul

To nurture a soul

by Pat Farrell There are so many components to mothering. The nourishing of someone’s physical body, who is so completely dependent on you for his/her existence, is a bit overwhelming…

A voice from behind me

A voice from behind me

by Pat Farrell I was standing in the bank teller’s line one Saturday morning, and I was questioning and doubting my work and my life. I remember beginning to silently…

Following the flight of the Lord

Following the flight of the Lord

by Pat Farrell I remember sitting at my kitchen window watching the absolute wonders of fall. The colors of the leaves and the way the sunshine hit the trees was…

Worth the price

Having been in Pulaski for almost three years, I’ve heard a lot about the need for a new middle school. And after having been in our middle schools on a…

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