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Encouragement Love

The First Year

By on May 23, 2019

I just completed the first year without my beloved husband, Marcel, after his passing on May 20, 2018. I observed the first anniversary of his death by having a very intimate Service of Remembrance in the Memorial Garden at my church. It was a beautiful service attended by my…


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Love Through Listening

By on November 4, 2018

When I was a youngster, my father came home from work one day very distraught.  I asked him what was wrong, and he told me that today he had received news that a beautiful young woman he had worked with had committed suicide.  My father was devastated.  He wondered…


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CHANGES

By on July 30, 2017

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
– Romans 15:13 (NRSV)
Life is all about change. It isn’t static, but a constant cycle of changes that, like it or not,…


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Encouragement Inspiration

STRENGTH FOR TOMORROW

By on July 29, 2017

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown
Ten years ago I underwent a particularly challenging time in my life.  My father, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years earlier, was showing a marked decline in…


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PIECED TOGETHER WITH LOVE

By on July 22, 2017

It was truly a labor of love, the double wedding ring quilt, pictured here, that my late mother presented to me as a gift at my bridal shower 17 years ago.  Each and every 2” x 2” square of that queen size quilt, totaling 1,536 squares in all, were…

The Soulful Writer
Cleveland, OH

Hi my name is Beth, aka The Soulful Writer, and this is my Journey!