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God plans work best

“Sometimes I just feel so ditzy,” Sharon said. “I try to keep a planner of everything. As the Children’s Ministry Director, I keep track of meetings that might need child care. I contact people ahead of time to find out … Continue reading

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Covid in Indonesia

Mert and his wife, Sheila, planned to visit her Indonesian family the end of July. In June, Sheila’s mother succumbed to cancer. Between re-scheduling their flight, getting a Covid test and visa, they could not leave until left after the … Continue reading

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The Cat Knows

Oscar the cat entered a nursing home in Providence, Rhode Island as a kitten to become a therapy cat. Folks enjoyed watching him. He did not like anyone petting him. Everyone said Oscar did not like to be close to … Continue reading

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HGTV and the bibliophile

    Something always seemed missing at the conclusion of every HGTV home makeover. Something besides the lack of color in the neutral white, gray and black living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. The perfect furniture, flooring, walls, fixtures and appliances leave … Continue reading

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Chocolate chips

It began with chocolate chips in the waffles the grand kids brought to Granny camp. “Chocolate chips in waffles?” Granny raised her eyebrows. “Oh yeah!” each kid said and grabbed one or two every day until none remained. Granny camp … Continue reading

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Sports Announcer

 I surprised at least one friend when I posted, “WPS a runaway game. NC needed the mercy rule. 21 runs for Arkansas to their 2.” “I never would have guessed you were a baseball fan,” wrote my former co-worker John. … Continue reading

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The giving spirit

The impulse to give sweeps over a child and they find a gift. For my two year old, venturing out that spring day, the cheerful daffodils burst forth with color right at his level. As I chatted with the neighbor … Continue reading

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Remembering Forrest

 An hour before meeting for lunch with my husband’s oldest brother Forrest he called. “I got Marie up but she is not responding.” “Sounds like you need a doctor,” I said. Forrest called. An ambulance took his wife Marie to … Continue reading

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Sunday School time

 A second grader wandered into Sunday School with fuzzy cloth kitten ears perched pertly on her head. She looked at the teacher and said, “Meeow.” The teacher looked up and waited for the child to sit down. Kitten sat, reached … Continue reading

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Every home needs one

           The rectangular wrapped box felt heavy in my hands. “Every home needs one of these,” my roommate said as she handed me a wedding gift. “Thank you,” I tore open the package to find a sturdy cardboard box picturing a … Continue reading

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