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December 11, 2019

everyone Invited

Ellis Anne, our six-year-old granddaughter, was being taught by her parents that playdates are by invitation and require parental approval. When Grand and I made our 259-mile trip to visit, Ellis...

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December 10, 2019

Praying for Guidance

When I graduated from high school, I did not know what to do. Since 2016, I had been looking for a college athletic scholarship in the United States, but I had...

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December 9, 2019

Give Thanks

During a routine appointment with my cardiologist, I realized that although I felt healthy, my physical condition was more precarious than I wanted to admit. My doctor was amazed that I...

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December 8, 2019

Power over Fear

When I was young, I was afraid of going into the basement. With only one dim light overhead, our basement was eerie and dark with many shadows and corners. What made...

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December 7, 2019

Hornet’s Nest

When I was young, my brother and I used to visit our grandparents. They lived in a rural area near a narrow railroad track. We used to walk along it and...

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December 6, 2019

A Little Tweaking

During my exam, my eye doctor said, “I may tweak your prescription a little.” I hadn’t noticed any problem with my eyesight, but I replied, “Well, if a little tweak is...

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December 5, 2019

Grandmother’s Kitchen

My grandmother’s kitchen was a special place; it still evokes warm memories. Grandmother didn’t need any written recipes for her meals because she had memorized just how much of each ingredient...

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December 4, 2019

Finding Rest

While walking on the beach, my wife and I came across a very large green turtle lying by the water’s edge. It lay motionless on the sand throughout the day, opening...

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December 3, 2019

Unmerited Favor

As I backed out of the driveway, my girlfriend, Misty, and I were chatting with our friends who were sitting in the back seat. Then, a horrible metallic shriek and intense...

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The Wondrous Mystery

"If we are disciples of [Jesus'] life, we will above all be reconcilers, seeking always to bring together those who are estranged..." Read more.