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Savoring Sweet Sleep

By Karen O’Connor Have you ever been desperate for a good night’s sleep? That was my state off and on for years. I remembered my mother talking about how she walked the floors at night and then headed to the kitchen for a cup of warm milk and a graham cracker to help her get […]

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Getting Past Your Past

By Karen O’Connor What a relief it is to read this beautiful Scripture from Isaiah and experience the blessings it holds for each of God’s children. When I think of some of my behavior in the past, I shudder, wondering if I’m worthy of such grace. But then I remember that it’s not about being […]

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Learning to Slow Down

By Karen O’Connor   Sooner or later we all have to learn the art and discipline of slowing down. Some people dread it. Some embrace it. And still others take a deep breath and simply endure it. When my husband and I accepted our daughter Erin’s invitation eight years ago to move closer to her family, […]

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What Does It Mean to Be a Godly Wife?

By Karen O’Connor   “An excellent wife . . . is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life” (Proverbs 31:10-12, English Standard Version).   “Jim,” I asked my […]