Category Archives: faith

Face to Face

In earlier days, W was a robust man, full of life and energy. A talkative type who could make people laugh. He didn’t miss a beat. As a young man, he was a truck driver. When he delivered the produce … Continue reading

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Legacy of Words

My great-great-grandfather Cornelis deBruyn wrote a summary about his family’s dangerous crossing from the Netherlands to America in 1889. My grandpa John Volkema compiled a journal during his military service in WWI. We have an auditory account of my uncle … Continue reading

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Well Done My Dear Ruth

Once in a lifetime, does someone get to befriend a person as delightful as Ruth Van Heukelom. My dear “Mom Ruth” was not only a best friend, but a prayer warrior, a spiritual mentor, a confidant, and a mother figure … Continue reading

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Eyes of Your Heart

Would you please give me just a couple minutes? Look hard into my hazel eyes and listen.  Don’t be angry, the reason I’m saying this is because I love you so much. What I want to tell you is that … Continue reading

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A Prayer On the Shore

Quench my thirst, Living Water. Help me trust you God, when I doubt. Remind me of your faithfulness. Enable me to be your vessel of healing. Advise me with Your Holy Spirit. Ease my anxiety when I feel can’t make … Continue reading

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Glass Half Full-when you’re wondering whether to give up

  This year is half gone today, or if you want to look at it with the “glass half full” attitude, half the year is left! Six whole months to do great things, adventures, fill it with joy. Make a … Continue reading

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What If?

Do you ever think “what if?” What if the unthinkable happens to me? What if I get overly anxious and I embarrass myself completely? What if I do all this work and the book never materializes and I waste many … Continue reading

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