Author Archives: 9awalsh

About 9awalsh

A genealogist and writer who has uncovered legacy stories which must be told. I also write a blog, Deciphering Life, trying to figure out why life becomes so tangled --

Seven Biblical Reasons Why Singing Matters

Steve Rebus reblogged this post from Dr. Peter Cockrell — and I am reposting. Have you ever wondered why God desires for his people to sing? What role should singing play in the life of a Christian? What is it … Continue reading

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A Legacy of Love and Fate

Today, September 28, is the birthday of my daughter, Karin Michelle Walsh Faulkner.  Nine years have passed since we last celebrated her birthday in 2008.  This day will always be dear to my heart, stirring warm, sweet memories.  She enjoyed … Continue reading

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God Meets Us In Our Desert

Last week before going to bed, I read some Facebook posts of people with whom I no longer have regular contact.  I found what I read to be upsetting.  Then I had even more disturbing dreams about these people.  I … Continue reading

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Angels in the Graveyards

A few years ago, two alive and healthy angels took on the task of sprucing up the tombstones in local cemeteries.  These widowed angels began the project when they found moss growing on the not-very-old grave markers of their spouses.  … Continue reading

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Dangerous, Funny Story

      New alert!  I tried to kill myself (inadvertently)!!!  :-0   I decided I was hungry for something yummy. . . like gluten free brownies.  The Betty Crocker mix is quite good!  So I reached under the sink for PAM to … Continue reading

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Can Brokenness Bring Blessedness?

Recently, I read two books on the conjunction of brokenness and blessedness.  First, Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way: a daring path into the abundant life.  She points out that blessings can be found within our brokenness.  Everyone eventually suffers pain … Continue reading

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Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed:  Little things that can change your life…and maybe the world By Admiral William H. McRaven Reviewed by Nina Walsh, June 28, 2017 at Chautauqua Institution This is a magical little book that can bring one hope, healing, … Continue reading

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