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Who am I… really…

So one year I decided I was going to “live life to the full”… I was going to seize every opportunity that came my way.  I was going to enter every contest.  I was going to “walk through every door” as it were and open wide every window.   It was both exhilarating and humbling… […]

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Blessing, Suffering and Faith

I’m blessed… Usually what we mean is this:  Good stuff is happening to me… Life feels good… Life is comfortable…  It’s almost always said with a smile because typically it means we have stuff goin on that’s worth smilin’ about. I’m blessed. Ever notice how we equate God’s blessing with stuff?  So for example, because […]

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Other things my Mother taught me…

  Love the ones no one else will (you’ll figure it out) Give… even when it can’t be given to you. You can always use one more comforter (If you don’t need it, find someone who does). Volume doesn’t make you right… and rarely helps. It’s OK to be wrong. When someone calls you stupid […]

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Count the Cost

I enjoy detective/legal mystery shows… though I must confess the formulaic tripe that gets churned out and aired these days has kept me from subscribing to cable/dish/satellite for the past two decades…   Anyhoo…   We’ve all seen the scene where Bob and his wife Sara-Mae are arguing about the renovations they are in the […]

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Concerning Vacations

Allow me to present Concerning Vacations from  The Parables of Safed the Sage by William E. Barton, 1917.   NOW I dwelt in a city and the labor of the weeks was heavy, so it came to pass as summer approached, that every year I went on a Vacation. And ofttimes I rode upon a stage in […]

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Forgiveness

The small rural village of Idlesborough was blessed with the gift of two excellent bakers. The word was they had grown up together but had suffered a falling out in their teen years and become sworn enemies.  Both had developed a passion for baking, gone abroad to develop world class skills and returned home in […]

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I am a sinner…

I am a sinner… That statement typically elicits two types of immediate responses. The first is a guilt response from those who hate being called “sinners”.  They launch into a rancorous barrage of arguments and accusations… …sin is a construct made up by narrow-minded, religious bigots in an attempt to suppress joy and enslave the […]

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