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"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:12-13 NIV)I was walking our new rescue puppy, Sweetie this morning.  After we finished we cameback inside.  As soon as we...

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A Slip in the Mud

It had been raining on and off for days.  The gray, overcast clouds felt more like the gloom of Winter than the joy of Spring.  The ground was saturated from the downpours.  The grass in my backyard was swampy and large patches of mud had grown in the...

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Sweet Love

It was 11 A.M. on a Saturday morning and I was parked outside a local animal shelter waiting for it to open.  It had been several months since my beloved Beagle Snoopy had passed away and I finally felt ready to bring a new dog into my home.  On Friday afternoon my...

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What Comes Back

“Why is everyone smiling at me?”  It was a few years back when you could still see the lower half of people’s faces without masks.  It was the first day of Spring after a rather long  and rugged Winter.  The sun was shining.  The breeze was...

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A Quarter and a Can of Yoo Hoo

I was on my way to the grocery store to buy some bananas today. An Autumn chill had finally arrived in the October mornings here in the mountains of my home. Still, I wasn't quite ready to trade in my shorts and Hawaiian shirts for jeans and a jacket just yet. I...

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Blessed Rain

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Ps. 118:24 NKJV); "I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing." (Ez. 34:26 NKJV)  The mountains of my home are in the...

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Joseph Mazzella