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One Season To Help You Get Through the Tough Times

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Common sense reminds me that I’m not a fortune teller. I could not have known that hours from our conversation, my friend would be in critical care. Even if I were more insistent, would it have mattered? She had looked tired, and we parted in a tiff because she refused my offer to run an errand.

The next day, I heard the news of her collapse. I was grateful that she was alive…




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Verbieann Hardy

Verbieann Hardy

Trying hard to be a Jesus follower. I write about life, spirituality, and relationships as I age with grateful grit. More about me at

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