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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 --

Don’t Wait for a Calamity to Seek God

My amazon order arrived in a brown cardboard box with crumpled newspapers used as packing filler instead of the plastic bubbles they usually use.  Curiosity forced me to check what newspaper lay wadded up and stuffed into my box.  Pensacola … Continue reading

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Ann Voskamp — “Why God Doesn’t Heal People We Love? [Brutally] Honest Psalms #3”

A blog I follow ->  Ann Voskamp <>   <-  is unique, healing, intuitive, instructive, and just plain beautiful. Today’s post brings special meaning to me.  Sometimes I feel like God replicates Job’s life in mine.  While my family is torn … Continue reading

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Being a Good Samaritan Can Be Life Threatening

The Garden City Skyway Bridge Carrying The QEW Highway Across The Welland Canal At St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada August 25, 2006, 7:34 a.m. Statistics say that most fatal accidents happen close to home.  Thirty minutes into a twelve hour drive, … Continue reading

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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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