A Slip in the Mud

Happy Endings

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33 NIV)I have been cooped up in the house a lot lately and it got me to thinking recently about...

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Sing Until the Sun Comes Out

"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden." (Matthew 5:4 NIV)It was a cold, gray, Winter’s day.  Two inches of freshly fallen snow had blanketed the   ground.  The night before had been so bitterly cold that I had to leave my water...

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"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." (1 John 4:7 NIV)“Ow, ow, ow, ow, OW!”  I had just woken up and when I sat up I could feel my whole body   hurting.  My ankles were aching.  My...

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On the Side of Love

For the last three nights I hadn’t slept too well.  I would wake up over an hour earlier than   normal and then be unable to get back to sleep.  I was a bit tired then when I went into my   bedroom to watch a little television this evening.  The nightly news was its...

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More, More, More…

I was sitting at my kitchen table sipping my morning coffee while the news played on the television. Suddenly, a long series of commercials came on. Each one droned on the drumbeat of more, more, more. They urged us to buy more, to have more, and to do more. Finally I...

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The Spirit of Love

It was an early Autumn afternoon several years ago.  The air was warm and the sun was bright but I still felt cold and gloomy on the inside.  I was visiting my Dad in the local nursing home.  I found him asleep in his bed.  It felt so strange.  He never slept in the...

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Every Little Bit Helps

Clankity Clank, Clankity Clank, Clankity-Clankity-Clankity Clank. It was a cold, December day. I had just pulled up to the department store in my old car. As soon as I got out the Winter wind bit into me. Yet, carried on this bitter wind was the sweet sound of a bell...

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Joseph Mazzella