The Puzzle of Life

I was given a puzzle a couple of months ago from a friend of mine, it had 1,500 pieces. I haven’t put together a puzzle since I was a kid. Isn’t it funny how we stop doing certain things when we grow up: puzzles, coloring, playing dolls, hop scotch, hide and go seek....

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Kyle’s Puzzle

I recently had the opportunity to watch a thirteen-year-old boy named Kyle work on a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces of the puzzle were a little larger than the ones that I enjoy doing, but that is completely understandable. Kyle is a severely mentally impaired teenager,...

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Deciding to Hitchhike

One day, Dad decided to hitchhike home for a weekend on the farm. Standing on a dirt road outside of town, he was glad when a large sedan finally pulled over. Quickly he opened the passenger door, folding his lanky body into the front seat. As the car bumped along the...

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Are You in the Way?

"And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief." -- Matthew 13:58It sure was frustrating.But, it turned out to be my own fault.Let me explain.I was standing in front of the television set trying to get a new DVD to play. Which turned out to be a...

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The Ant and the Feather

One morning I wasted nearly an hour watching a tiny ant carry a huge feather across my back terrace. Several times it was confronted by obstacles in its path and after a momentary pause it would make the necessary detour.At one point the ant had to negotiate a crack...

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The Accident Was No Accident

It was October 9, 1964 (a chilly autumn night). We were traveling from our Gas City, Indiana home. Destination; Corbin, Kentucky, where my mother lived ... going home for the weekend.(Three weeks prior, Lawrence, my husband, had purchased a brand spanking new Chevy....

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God’s Plans