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Name: Coleene VanTilburg 
Website: blogforeternity.blogspot.com
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Articles written: 63

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I am a wife of 32 years and mother of two boys, Tim and Corey. I have always loved the Lord and gone to church. I worked in youth ministry when I was in college. I have a BA in sociology but never really persued the "career" thing, wanting to be a stay-at-home mom, which I did. I am now employed (last 5 years) as an instructional aide with special ed. at my local high school. My older son, Tim suffered from a chronic illness and after several years of extreme complications and the loss of our home to a fire, he went home to Jesus in 2007. He was 26. Through all that, I began to journal again after abandoning it and found God's Word come alive to me as never before. My journaling turned into devotional writing and then I discovered Faithwriters. Writing has been by outlet, and my inlet for God's Amazing Grace and Comfort. I have been published twice, local newspaper and a magazine and have written a book (unpublished as of yet) telling my story through poetry and inspiration. I wish only to point towards the Saviour in all I write and desire.
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03/16/11 Along the Way to Beautiful
03/02/11 “In Print” Points of View
02/02/11 Day Six
01/12/11 The Encounter at the Counter
11/10/10 Fruit Loop Lessons
08/12/10 Out of Joint and Blessed
07/28/10 Grandma Ruthie's Insightful Message
07/21/10 Snickers Bar Faith
05/26/10 Why I Write
04/28/10 Wednesday Writer's Worthiness
01/27/10 An Inquiring Mind
01/20/10 A "Key Note" of Instruction
11/04/09 “Wasted” White Tape
10/28/09 A Gift of Green to a Silent Boy
10/21/09 Black is the Absence of Light
10/14/09 Blue Bug Wisdom
10/07/09 No Longer Seeing Red
09/08/09 Panic at the Campground
09/02/09 Autumn...Come
08/26/09 A Holey Assignment
08/18/09 The Saving of a Snowflake
07/28/09 Spring's Seeds, Summer's Song
07/28/09 Spring's seeds, Summer's Song
07/21/09 One Classmate's Commentary
07/09/09 The Brave Men in my Life
06/09/09 "A Worm's Eye View"
06/01/09 Sweet Michael
05/25/09 A Dimmer reveals a Sinner
05/20/09 A Holier Calling
05/13/09 I Am a Good Girl...
05/04/09 My Own Adullam
04/29/09 The Software Side of Retirement
04/20/09 Are We There Yet?
04/14/09 Final Pitch
04/06/09 Fallen Superstars Anonymous: (A Twelve Step Program)
03/18/09 An Officer and a Gentle Man
03/11/09 Pomanders of Remembrance
03/02/09 Bui Doi Child
02/24/09 Little Wooden Shoes
02/17/09 "Chutes and Ladders"
02/10/09 My Hands-On Encounter with God
02/03/09 "A Totem Pole Tale"
01/28/09 A Saintly Course
01/18/09 The Lion, the Bear and the ...?
01/12/09 Acrostic Poem: "We the People"
11/17/08 "Shiny, Happy America"
07/31/08 Click... and Be Still
05/21/08 "One Lucky Chance"
04/30/08 Out of Wedlock into Grace
04/19/08 My Aunt Margie
04/09/08 Clothespins, Tin Pans and Buttons
03/12/08 The Touch
01/16/08 From Mania to a Manger
09/20/07 Jelly Time
09/13/07 September Surprise
09/03/07 The Eulogy
08/29/07 Through the Valley
08/17/07 Whale Watching and God's G.P.S.
08/06/07 The Purpose-Filled IPod
07/28/07 S.anta A.na D.ay
07/22/07 A Moment Or An Eternity
07/15/07 A "Special" Prom Night
05/22/07 Text Message To A Mom

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