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The Real Deal (A very long guest post by Debbie Downer)

Due to recent set backs the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.

I haven’t posted much in the last year.

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Another Hannah

As I pressed through the crowd of energetic students that had attended the very large gathering that our church hosts monthly I had one agenda. That was to find a seat as far removed from it all as possible so I could rest a few moments until my three teen-aged children joined me and we could head home. 690 more words

Devotional Writings

How Gratitude Makes an Impact

Hillsides is so fortunate to benefit from the extraordinary generosity of our donor community. This is especially evident during the holiday season when a legion of supporters provides a steady flow of gifts to satisfy the wish lists that the children, youth, and families we serve share with us. 479 more words

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Opinion: My daughter's long wait for a spot in a group home continues

Twenty-seven years ago, I was given a gift. Back then, I did not see it that way. In those early days, I deemed the birth of my daughter with a Global Developmental Delay as somewhat of a challenge. 574 more words

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My Brother, Ivan Clifford Williams

My 69-year-old brother, Ivan, died of heart failure in his sleep a few weeks ago. Hospitalized for pain, he underwent tests: kidney failure was imminent. He had been blind from birth, but as he wound down, he told his caretakers that he could finally see – and that everything was beautiful. 869 more words

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