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Planting Happiness

Last year, I placed a flower pot on my patio.It was only half-filled with potting soil. There wasn't any sign of life. There were no seeds to grow. So as you can imagine the flowerpot remained barren.Last week, I decided that the neglected flower pot needed a little...

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The Greatest Thanksgiving

"Are you going grocery shopping today?" My husband, Roy asked when I picked up the telephone."I plan to," I answered.Thanksgiving was only a couple days away. Everyone in our family would be coming to our house. My funds were limited, therefore my box of coupons...

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You Bet Your Boots

We were all doing what women love most. We were shopping for shoes.The after-Christmas sale was tremendous. The bargains were spectacular, but suddenly nobody noticed the mark-downs nearly as much as they noticed me."What do you want for Christmas," my husband, Roy...

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Ordinary People

As the Christmas season of 1996 was quickly approaching, I wasn't listening to Christmas carols, decorating the house or baking Christmas cookies.As a matter of fact, I dreaded Christmas.Two months earlier, my father's doctor informed us that Daddy probably wouldn't...

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Simple Lullaby

A couple weeks ago, we were awaiting the birth of our new granddaughter. The Medical Center was buzzing with excitement. There were several families in the waiting room grinning from ear to ear, awaiting good news. I noticed several signs on the walls that read...

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Be Still With God

All day long I had been very busy; picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and scrubbing floors. My grown children were coming home for the weekend. I went grocery shopping and prepared for a barbecue supper, complete with ribs and chicken. I wanted everything to be...

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Nancy B. Gibbs