Rebecca Hamilton

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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...

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An Open Letter to the Head of the DNC

Dear Mr. Perez: I don’t normally write “open” letters to people. In fact, this is my first. But I read about your arrogant statement that pro-life Democrats are no longer welcome in the Democratic party. That statement is far removed from what...

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Please Remember Me in Your Prayers This Friday

I have another “mass.” My biopsy is scheduled for this Friday — Good Friday. I’ve asked a number of people to pray, and their first response has been “how can that be?” I had a bilateral mastectomy, and in their minds, that removed all risk of...

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You Are Not the Worst Thing That Has Been Done To You

You are not the worst thing you have done. You are also not the worst thing that has been done to you. The things we have done, and the things that have been done to us, exert real force on our minds. They shape and mold our thinking and our...