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Janet Perez Eckles
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December 7, 2018 How can it happen? Whether we’re in a crowd or in the darkness of a silent room the battle to overcome loneliness begins. I was stunned. CNN reported yesterday that among thousands of entries, my hometown, La Paz, Bolivia, where I was…
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November 30, 2018 It grows and grows, doesn’t it? The love for our grandkids, that is. It brings out the silly side in us. And also creates the loveliest of memories. Back when my granddaughter was 18 months old, our family spent the weekend in a condo on…
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November 23, 2018 Last week I sat across the examining bed where my 90-year-old Mom waited for the doctor. After a complete check-up, the nurse came in with a device to measure her eye pressure. A simple procedure that took seconds. But the results nearly…
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  November 16, 2018 “I think I’m about to lose my job,” a friend told me, “The writing is on the wall.” God has a plan for your life. “Goodness, I’m so sorry,” I said. “If that happens, just remember that God has a plan for your life.” After a long pause…
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November 9, 2018 “C’mon, tell them your story,” my friend nudged me. I smiled but my heart said no. How could I share my story with these two teenagers who showed up to collect for a camping trip? They had knocked at the door, hoping to get some money and…
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November 2, 2018 As the airplane landed during my last trip, I got a little sad. The lady who sat beside me during the three-hour flight became my friend. We talked and shared and laughed. We exchanged business cards and pledged to keep in touch. Hey,…
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The gift you give that costs you nothing.

  October 26, 2018   “Hey, what happened to my candy?” my seven-year-old son complained the day after Halloween. I had done what any health-conscious mom would do. Once they were asleep, I emptied those buckets of candy, left only a handful, and tossed…
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Finding God's direction for my life.

October 19, 2018 After I delivered a message on courage to few hundred women, I stood on stage, wireless mic in hand and with a smile of delight I answered questions from the audience. Here’s one of them. What is the most daring thing you did after you…
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Does God answer prayers today?

October 12, 2018 “It was a devastating car accident,” a member of the Bible study said. “The healing was miraculous. “I had broken bones. They healed with no need for casts. I had cuts on my face. They healed with no scars. And doctors said I would lose…
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Finding a way out of my storm.

October 5, 2018 During a recent trip, I held the arm of the flight attendant guiding me to my seat inside the airplane. “Here’s your seat, Mrs. Eckles,” she said. Not the bulkhead seat! After I settled in, I realized that, UGH! I was in the “bulkhead”…
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