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The Fourth Man
January 10, 2020 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Sometimes life is just mindbogglingly hard. Grief and pain are the great equalizers because no one gets a pass on these emotions. Life sucker-punches you, turns your world upside down, and you are left reeling and questioning everything you think you know about God. The Bible calls this a “testing of ourRead More
He’s in the Waiting
January 6, 2020 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Happy New Year! I know I’m late telling you that, but I missed last week’s deadline to get my blog submitted. For someone who usually is good at keeping a schedule, I was rather appalled at myself. But I had something more important to do than write articles or run my agency.Read More
Away in a Manger
December 15, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Merry Christmas, everyone! I pray the Christmas spirit has overtaken you by now. I know the City of Marion made this year’s Christmas very special. The event on the Square was terrific. Seeing those horse-drawn carriages hauling children bundled up in blankets was an absolute delight. We were having such a wonderfulRead More
O Little Town of Marion
December 8, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Our City Square looks and sounds heavenly! The decorations are so pretty, and they are playing Christmas music. I live close enough to hear the carols from my house. It’s all making me want to drink cocoa, wrap presents, and dress my dogs inRead More
The World We Create
November 11, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey I overheard some gossip the other day. I wasn’t sitting with the women, but I was too close to avoid hearing. As soon as they started, I could feel the air crackle with their venomous words. I wanted to run, but before I could escape, their words went into my ears andRead More
Scarier than Halloween
November 4, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Last week was Halloween. As I watched the kids trying their best to be scary, I thought about what really frightens me. I once saw a show about space travelers carrying a vaccine to their dying world. In need of repairs, they landed on a spider-infested planet. The hero courageously fought theRead More
The Answer is Right Under Your Nose
October 28, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey When my husband and I were dating, we talked for hours. We were slow to anger and quick to forgive. I felt sad for those poor saps I had counseled who had communication problems in their marriages. Then we said, “I do,” and by the time I returned from my honeymoon, IRead More
Death by Lack of Communication
October 21, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey I saw a comic that perfectly depicted marital disharmony. It showed a man in the driveway washing a car. His thought bubble read, “Wait ’til the wife sees this, she’s going to be so proud of me.” From the widow, the wife was fuming as she watched her husband, and her thoughtRead More
The House of Horrors
October 14, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey My neighbors moved out last week. To be more precise, my neighbors were evicted. After the eviction, the landlord discovered her once pristine home was so filth encrusted it will have to be gutted down to the studs. What is ironic is how immaculate the renters had kept the outside. Best lookingRead More
What is Truth?
October 7, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey There was once a Roman Governor who asked a Nazarene carpenter, “What is truth?” I know plenty of people who think they know, and they shoot off their version of truth like rapid-fire weapons. They justify their barbed words with statements like, “I just tell it like it is.” If you areRead More