The Cross of Nails

Secret Santas

A workplace tradition at Christmas is the practise of assigning each employee the name of another co-worker, to be given an anonymous gift.  Our office has made our own version of the Secret Santa game; we are to choose a small gift to give which our own secret...

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The Last Morsel

Dear friends of mine, who had previously enjoyed a prosperous lifestyle, savings, and a fine home, experienced job loss and successive calamities of workplace injustice, ensuing legal struggles, dwindling savings, loss of their house, care of an ailing parent, and...

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Bible Memory

Memorizing Scripture verses is not something I am good at.  I usually don’t try as hard as I should, but do find Bible passages set to music in song easier to call to mind.  I seem to be able to remember all sorts of other random facts and figures, though!  We are...

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An Arrow in My Heart

As a child, I well remember being very envious of a neighbouring family.  There were three sisters, lovely children, who house was grander than ours, with a piano, and they went on wonderful vacations.  As the only girl in our family, I longed for playmates,...

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Fool’s Gold

When my brothers and I were young, we avidly collected chunks of mica and pyrite. Because the minerals sparkled and were beautiful, we assumed they were valuable. Pyrite is known as "fool’s gold", because its metallic shimmer and gold colour resembles true gold. It...

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