Barefoot in the Grass

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You can learn a lot sitting in a parking lot.  The other day I was sitting in my car with my sons reading a book while my daughter finished grocery shopping.  From time to time, though, I would look up and observe what was going on outside.  One of...

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Show Them Your Smile

"So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other." (John 13:34 NLT)If there is one thing I have missed the most during this last year of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been seeing other people’s smiles....

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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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Pushing a Pile of Leaves

It was the day after Thanksgiving and I was trying to work off ten pounds of turkey, potatoes, and pumpkin pie by raking up the leaves around my daughter's house. She had a matronly maple tree in her front yard and her back yard was surrounded by stately oak trees, so...

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down." (Proverbs 12:25a AMP)Worry and anxiety are bedfellows that often show up together.Kelita sat in her car, gunning the engine but going nowhere. There was good reason. The gearshift was in neutral. She burned fuel and fogged up...

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Never Too Soon

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Ps. 118:24 NKJV)It is closing in on my 54th birthday as I write this and I am reminded of a wonderful quote by the writer, Colette: “What a wonderful life I’ve had.  I only wish I’d realized it...

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Happily Ever After

For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21A true story: The good-looking man in China met and married a good-looking woman.The good-looking couple had a baby girl, who was not so...

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