Rebecca Hamilton

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Take Care of Your Health — It’s a Gift from God

Nobody I ever met wants to have cancer.  Ditto for crushing chest pain, legs that swell, crack and weep fluid, constant exhaustion, going blind, burning pain in your hands and feet, or open sores that won’t heal. I have never heard anyone say...

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Faith, Hope, Love — These Three Abide

Hope is a feathered thing that perches on the soul. —Emily Dickinson   I’ve had a hard two years. It reminds me of the scene in the last Godfather movie, when the Michael character says, “Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back...

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Children Matter, Families Matter, Home Matters

I grew up in a household with several rifles and shotguns. I learned to use a rifle at a young age. I was also taught gun safety in a rather rigorous fashion by my Daddy. I’ve never been a gun hobbyist, and I never felt like jumping on the gun...

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Lessons Learned From a Heart Attack

My heart attack did everything it could to warn me, short of standing up, waving its arms and giving a stadium whistle. Looking back, with that oh-so-clear 20/20 hindsight, I can see that I had been having symptoms for a long time. Then about...

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If You Die in God’s Grace, You Will Live Forever With Christ

Is there life after death? Birth and death are the goal posts of every human life. That makes “Is there life after death?” an important question. We come in. We go out. What happens in between, we know. What happened before, we ignore. It’s...

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Thoughts on Las Vegas: ‘By His Stripes We Are Healed’

Several years ago, after the most recent mass shooting of that day, I wrote a post in which I said, “We are going to have to get used to this.” What I meant then—and mean now—is that this is our reality, and we need to respond to it with a more...

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Blessed Stanley Rother—the Shepherd Who Would Not Run

I wonder what Father Stanley Rother thinks of all this. He’s now a blessed, beatified martyr of the Church. People say things like “Father Stanley, pray for us,” and they don’t mean it in the casual “please send up a prayer” way that we ask...

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Jesus Christ is the Only Sure Way to Heaven

The pathology report from my biopsy came back. There was a lot of gobbledygook in it, but one phrase stood out: “no evidence of malignancy.” That sentence came with a few caveats, but, bottom line is that I’m a free woman until the next...

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God is Real, Christianity is True, and Everything You Do Matters

I’m still waiting for pathology results from my biopsy last week. In the meantime, I want to address an issue raised by one of the commenters to my last post. This individual wrote that they wanted to die and asked if wanting to die, even...

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Turn to Jesus Christ, Who Gives Life its Meaning

I am having surgery next Monday to learn whether or not my cancer has spread. Docs in movies know what is wrong and what to do about it at jump street. Or, if they don’t get it at first glance, they engage in heroics and ultimately figure it...