Karen Gower Woodard (North Carolina, USA)
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Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? - Matthew 6:26 (NIV)
In 2014, my son was in the hospital for an extended period. It was wintertime, and the coldness and dreariness of the season seemed magnified by our circumstance and surroundings. But at the bleak hospital, a small alcove in an open courtyard gave me great peace. Thick jasmine vines wove...
God cares for us more than the birds of the sky.
Children in the hospital
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