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 -- www.9awalsh.wordpress.com

Stress Relievers

These are my favorite stress relievers or time fillers/wasters when I don’t want to do something else — like houseclean or organize a closet.  These activities  might  work for you too.  My favorites (not in any order) are — Playing … Continue reading

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To Lent or Not to Lent?

I grew up in a Baptist tradition which did not recognize Lent. After all, “Lent” is not a Biblical term and Baptists try to remain true to the Word of God. Who made it up and what does it mean? … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Is Not Easy But Necessary

When someone has slapped you down repeatedly, even when you didn’t realize your denigration for years, how do you forgive?  The only way comes from recognizing how God has forgiven us. Each of us creatures have a sprinkling of less … Continue reading

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Loving, Healing Words from Dr. Michelle Bengtson, Neuropsychologist

Today I am sharing Dr. Michelle’s blog post.  I hope her words are as meaningful to you as they are to me!   How Do I Love You? 8 Ways to Love

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Divorce

How could things come to such an end? Terminated by procrastination, lies, and deceit, The beginning brought happiness, honesty, and hope. The  world whirled in wonder, being spiritually attune. But then there was hard work. Mouths to feed and minds … Continue reading

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The Contagion of a Smile

Perhaps everyone has already seen this ad.  If you have not, it definitely deserves to be seen! I spent a few years traveling daily on the Toronto subway.  As an experience in itself with a culture of its own, the … Continue reading

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A Memorial to Janet Eva Presher Herne

Janet’s 80th birthday party, Sept. 10, 2016 When 4 years old,  my big brother, 15, met Janet, 14, at church. They dated for 3 years, then wanted to marry, but, at their ages, could not without parental consent.  I remember … Continue reading

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