Pam Thorson

When the Path Gets Rocky

We all stumble in many ways. – James 3:2 It was another hot August day. I was working outside and feeling increasingly irritated in the oppression of the afternoon heat. A hint of smoke from some distant wildfire loitered menacingly in the breeze. Alarmed, I paused to scan the sky for the dreaded pillar that signaled […]

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Fall Celebration

 I’m honored to be invited to speak at the Salmon Valley Baptist church on October 11, at 6:00 p.m. The occasion is a women’s ministry meeting and fall celebration. I also get to catch up with the lady responsible for leading me to the Lord nearly four decades ago. Connie Seibert and her husband, Pastor […]

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The Yoke in My Head

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For my yoke is easy and My burden is light. -Matthew 11:29-30 The sun was a fiery ball in the bay sky. A splendid dinner of  barbecued steaks, prawns, and […]

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To Kill the Longing

We inched down the winding mountain pass toward the ocean, smothered in a thick fog. After ten hours on the road through a fierce thunderstorm, our nerves were frayed. We rounded a curve and our headlights caught a raccoon in the middle of our lane. The light dissolved his eyes into a watery green glow. […]

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Sight Unseen

We walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 One year our sons received an atomic clock for their office wall. They took it out of the box and showed us how it set itself to exactly the right time for our time zone. As they held the clock up, the hands moved around the face as if […]

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You are Invited

If you’re reading this today, you’re alive. Maybe you don’t feel that way.  Instead, you’re barely holding on. You feel numb, unworthy, somehow less than fully human. It’s especially easy to feel that way if you’re one of the thousands of people suffering from chronic disease or devastating injury. Perhaps you’re one of the millions of […]

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Fear of Flying, Wild Monkeys, and the Call to Courage

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. –Arthur Koestler Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. 1 Chronicles 28:20 A cold sweat drenches my palms. Fear courses through me in jagged waves. My stomach lurches wildly […]

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5 Ways to Ease Caregiver Strain

  My latest issue of Nursing 2013 came in the mail yesterday. Usually I set magazines aside for later reading, but the title article on this one caught my eye immediately: Easing the burden on family caregivers I’ve been a full-time caregiver of a high-level quadriplegic son for sixteen years. I love my job, but I’m always […]

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Caregiverlist Summer Photo Contest Awards Gift Certificates and T-Shirts Share Your Photos and Be Entered to Win + Vote for the Winner

Today I’ve been asked to share with my readers an opportunity to enter a photo contest sponsored by caregiverlist.com. They’re giving away Amazon gift cards and t-shirts to those submitting the best pictures. Here’s your chance to share that great pic and win. If you’re a caregiver and submit a picture of yourself and your […]

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Lost in Space

The earth reels to and fro like a drunkard And it totters like a shack, For its transgression is heavy upon it, And it will fall, never to rise again. –Isaiah 24:20 They were intrepid. They were bold. They wandered space encountering monstrous aliens and fearsome worlds. The story line in the old sci-fi television […]

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