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Cuts for Christ

Kindness, caring, encouragement … and a haircut By Christy Heitger-Ewing The first time Harold stepped inside Avon Barber Shop (ABS), he was just hoping for a decent cut and shave. But what he got was far more fulfilling. While the work stations were lined with razors, combs, and styling products, the counters held cross figurines. […]


Patience in Parenting

By Christy Heitger-Ewing I vividly recall the first insult because it happened just one week after my mom’s tragic death. I was a grief-stricken basket case when my 2-year-old screamed that he hated me, wished I were dead, and wanted a new mommy. His piercing words were an arrow to my already shattered heart. Things […]

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My Rise from Rock Bottom

By Christy Heitger-Ewing “It’s gone. It’s just gone,” I mumbled to myself as I rapped my pen on the clean, crisp pages of my journal. After 40 years of seamless praying, I was like a superhero who had been stripped of my powers. What was stifling my voice? What was blocking my ability to pray? […]

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Finding Hope

How witnessing reopened my heart and helped me heal By Christy Heitger-Ewing   On a sunny afternoon last spring, I got a call from my dad. His voice was quivering. His tone was somber. He was about to deliver unthinkable news that would turn my bright world dark. My mom, who for months had been […]