Monthly Archives: June 2015

Post-polio. Carried to Wholeness

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(conclusion of three-part piece – the Matter of Sister Opaline) We’ll carry you. Like we did in the winter times, Mrs. Opaline. Please stay. Keep teaching here.               Her students adored her, the auburn-haired teacher of Geometry, Shorthand and English. At times during the winter, icy patches lined a critical high school passageway. It was a short outdoor walk linking classroom…

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Opaline. Interior Design

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The visiting minister opened his Bible. Taking it up he preached on believing faith. And on healing. He then invited any person desiring God’s healing touch to come forward for prayer. Several people with varied ailments entered the center aisle. They started toward the front. It was like a mini-pilgrimage for the hopeful. The regulars of the church turned to…

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The Matter of Sister Opaline

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When the Sun-glint from her brace caught my eye that Summer day I wondered. About Opaline and her story. When yet a toddler her body was attacked by the same disabling illness that redirected my own world. For Opaline, however, the impact was evident; dramatically so. Not for months, but years. In short-order polio wrenched strength and mobility from her…

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