Author Archives: formyrtle

About formyrtle

Livin' large in East Texas

When Your Body Doesn’t Work

It is easy to assume that when you get older, your body will be a bit slower. It is easy to assume that if you are young and have a good job, you will be able to retire comfortably. It … Continue reading

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Accepting Help from Others

Texas Proud is a slogan you’ll see on several t-shirts and hear on many commercials. After Hurricane Harvey, some Texans are experiencing a dose of humility. There will be grief over financial, personal and spiritual losses.  Each person, family and business … Continue reading

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Why My Mother’s Story Matters

This is my job now.  It is a full time responsibility.  I sleep well, but when I awake at 6:00, the first thing I think of is my mother’s story. More of her story will follow and will be compiled … Continue reading

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Harvey’s Mentally Ill

As you pray for the flood victims, please say a special prayer for the mentally ill. I suspect there are some that have lost their medication and will have difficulty getting back on it. This can be a game changer … Continue reading

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Courage under Fire

It is Sunday morning, and I am once again late to church but determined to go.  I moved to this new town in east Texas a few months ago, and I know two people.  It’s time to make some friends … Continue reading

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Amidst the Storm

It is good to be alone at times, but when you know a storm is coming, there is safety in numbers.  Especially, if those numbers are on your side, and you know the storm will be hitting them, too. On … Continue reading

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Rich vs. Poor

It’s time for me to confess the truth.  Apparently, I cannot write any other way. I have to bear my soul and my truth. I just moved to an east Texas town; I don’t presently have a job; I need … Continue reading

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