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Paula Ezop

Paula M. Ezop is a spirituality commentary columnist. Her inspirational columns Following the Spiritual Soul have appeared in Oconee Today, a South Carolina Scripps Howard publication. They are currently in: Celebrating the Success of the Modern Woman, Esteem Yourself, and Open to Hope. She has contributed to such popular books as Chicken Soup for the Caregivers Soul and she has written the foreword to Whispers of Inspiration, a collection of both poetry and prose gathered from voices around the world. Paula also co-authored a book in the Mommies Line, Spirituality for Mommies. Her Ebook Sparkly Bits of Spiritual Wisdom is available online, it is a collection of her inspirational columns. She has also written Sparkly Bits of Spiritual Wisdom – 29 ½ Ways for Women to Get In Touch With Their Spirits. Closest to her heart is her most recent book, A Widow’s Journey – Healing a Broken Heart. Wiggles Press has published her children’s chapter books, The Adventures of Penelope Star and the Mystery of the Three Dragons, and Lee McKenzie’s Summer to Remember – both are the first in a series. Paula holds the Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Elementary Education from Northeastern Illinois University. Her heartfelt and meaningful writing began as a means to overcome the loss of her husband. Paula has now written hundreds of articles and several books centering on life and faith. Her sustaining philosophy is that “we are more than the woman we see in our mirror.”

Articles:

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How I Magically Found the Spirit of the Season

I thought this year was going to be different. The Thanksgiving holiday was here, and I showed no signs of the “Holiday Dreads.” That’s what I secretly call my emotional […]

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A Baseball Cap of Memories

When my husband died, there were reminders of our life together everywhere I looked. Sweet, lovely memories surrounded me, and those memories gave me much needed comfort in those dark, […]

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Music Can Heal a Broken Heart

I love to write. I write about the spiritual in our everyday lives, and I write children’s books. Yes, I know that they are two completely different genres; yet both […]

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Sadness Creeps Back, Sometimes Out of the Blue

I lost my husband of 35 years nine years ago, and the overwhelming grief that I felt is somewhat of a distant memory. “Yes, somewhat of a distant memory, until […]

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Heaven…When Malaysian Plane Arrives

Darkness spread throughout heaven…and, all of heaven was filled with sadness…the moment when God heard his children on Malaysia flight number MH17 cry out for help…and, the angel choirs were […]

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Reflections of my Independence as a Widow

I consider myself an independent woman, something that when I was a young girl I would have been very proud of.  I would have been proud of the fact that […]

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My Father’s Final Gift

I would like to share my father’s final gift with you – a gift he unknowingly gave to me in death.  I received this most precious gift on a beautiful sunny […]

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My Experience With Hospice Care

When the man that you have been married to for 35 years, and whom you love with all of your heart and soul, is gravely ill, you are numb and […]

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Writing Songs for Husband Helped Widow Heal

When my husband died, I felt a burning desire, a heartfelt need, to tell the world about the love that we shared.  I wanted everyone to know how I felt, […]

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Widow Vows Not to Become Bitter

There is one thing that I am vehement about, and that is I do not want to become a bitter old woman.  I see so many widows who become bitter […]

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