Category Archives: Biography

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day- the Story Behind the Song

by Cindy Bleuler Tucker One of my favorite poems and carols because of  the story behind it.  The truths, fears, and hopes expressed in this song are just as relevant today as the day Longfellow penned the words.  I first … Continue reading

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Mary: A Life Turned Upside Down

by Cindy Bleuler Tucker This article first appeared in The Chattanooga Valley Preschat, December 2006 Mary was a girl of about 13 or 14.  Like most Jewish girls of 1st century Judea, she was betrothed to her future husband.  Her … Continue reading

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Remembering Mom on Her Birthday

Today, October 3rd, is my mother’s birthday.  She passed away in 2010.  She suffered from hearing loss than Alzheimer’s for 10 years.  I was not able to have conversations with her.  That is what I miss the most.   Mom … Continue reading

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Jesus Meeting Us in the Midst of Our Deepest Sin-David Cashon

    Social Science tells us that we are products of our environment and that often seems true.  Most criminals come from fatherless homes, and poverty seems to breed joblessness and illegal activity.  But if this is true, why would … Continue reading

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Jesus Meeting Us in the Midst of Our Suffering- Judge Ralph Hill

by Cindy Bleuler Tucker I have had the privilege of knowing Ralph and Sylvia Hill for several years. Ralph is an amazing testimony of God’s grace in suffering and painful circumstances.  Ralph’s prayer is that his story might be an encouragement “to other … Continue reading

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