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No Longer a Motherless Child

By Kathleen A. Barr “Don’t pull her hair,” her husband said.  But Jo didn’t listen, and it was the beginning of a friendship which truly blessed me. After I felt a gentle tug on my locks, I turned around and smiled. This was one of the first Sundays my husband, Richard, was preaching at South […]

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Triumphing Over Tragedy

By Kathleen A. Barr   He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted . . . (Isaiah 61:1).   Barbara’s life could be defined by her losses: • Loss of vision due to retinitis pigmentosa • Loss of sensation in her hands as a result of surgery • Loss of two granddaughters because of a child custody […]


Depression’s Causes and Cures

By Kathleen A. Barr   My spirit rejoices in God my Savior (Luke 1:47). We’ll call her “Grandma Joy.” She was enthusiastic, caring, vibrant, and gracious. She loved the Lord and demonstrated her love for him in many ways. Concerned and compassionate, she attracted people like a magnet.  I was surprised when, one day, Joy […]