Pushing a Pile of Leaves

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A Bumper Sticker

Wisdom comes to us in millions of amazing ways in this world.  Just today I was driving up to the local bank’s drive through lane.  A red pickup truck was in front of me.  On the back of it was a bumper sticker that said: “Dear Lord, please help me to be the person...

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A Bumper Sticker

Wisdom comes to us in millions of amazing ways in this world.  Just today I was driving up to the local bank’s drive through lane.  A red pickup truck was in front of me.  On the back of it was a bumper sticker that said: “Dear Lord, please help me to be the person...

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What We Pass On…

I was lying on my back this morning doing a few light exercises hoping to coax a little more energy into my aging body to face another day. As I was doing them, however, my eyes and mind started to wander. I looked up at an old picture of me and my children back when...

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Popping Corn

I was a young boy growing up in an old, ramshackle house with my Mom, Dad, Nana, and two brothers.  It was a cold, winter’s evening and the bitter wind was seeping through the old house’s cracks.  It was 7:30 P.M. but had already been pitch black outside for over an...

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Never Too Soon

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Ps. 118:24 NKJV)It is closing in on my 54th birthday as I write this and I am reminded of a wonderful quote by the writer, Colette: “What a wonderful life I’ve had.  I only wish I’d realized it...

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Seasoned With Love

I couldn’t have been more than ten or eleven years old.  It was a hot, Summer afternoon and I decided to cool off by taking a swim in the river that ran down the hill from our home.  The water was cold and my dog jumped in to splash around with me.  After a while I...

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Two Sayings…

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Ps. 118:24 NKJV)"Arrgghh!" My son yelled. I walked over to my desk to see what was the matter. He was hunched over the electronic tablet he uses to watch videos on Youtube. It...

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