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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 --

Our plans and dreams

Originally posted on The Whole Armour Of God:
Our plans and dreams(J.R. Miller)“In his heart a man plans his course — but the LORD determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 “Many are the plans in a man’s heart — but it is…

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A Remarkable Theology

I came across some notes I took last year at Eastertime.  My Pastor, Dr. Jeff Smith, included the following remarks in his Maundy Thursday sermon.  He says the quotes are modified from Tim Keller. “Jesus Christ was the upside-down King. … Continue reading

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The Astronomy of the Xmas Star by J. D. Blom

  This link below takes you to J.D. Blom’s awesome, scientific explanation of how this miraculous event may have happened (or probably did happen). WRITTEN IN THE SKY – Dec. 24   I LOVE EVERYTHING about Christmas!!!  The hustle and bustle … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in a Funeral

         My daughter Karin’s funeral procession, nine years ago, brings a smile every time I think about it.          The line of cars from the church to the cemetery extended out of sight.  With such a large cortege, the Cary, … Continue reading

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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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