Don’t Worry, Be Happy

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To Dance Again

A strange but miraculous thing happened the other day. I was washing the dinner dishes in our kitchen while my youngest son was watching television in the living room. Suddenly, I heard an old song from my childhood playing in a commercial. As the sweet music drifted...

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Where Do We Find True Hope and Happiness?

Hubby got home from work the other night, and as he came in, he stopped. “Wow, what smells so good?”I grinned. “I know,” I said, “isn’t that a great smell?”He dropped his car keys and phone on the kitchen counter. “Burning scented candles again, huh?”He knows my...

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How Happy Do You Want to Be?

Do you remember the story of the two men who were walking through a pasture and spotted an enraged bull? They instantly darted toward the nearest fence. The storming bull followed in hot pursuit and it was soon apparent they wouldn't make it in time. Terrified, one...

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Living With Contentment

"Don't love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, 'I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.'" Hebrews 13:5 NLTMarvin was a discontented kind of guy. If he didn't have the latest cell phone, he would immediately purchase it when it came out....

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Shoe Boxes of My Mind

I was looking through some of the shoe boxes of my mind today. Those are the places where I store all of the wonderful moments of learning and loving that I have had in this life. One such memory is of a simple picture drawn for me by a 5th grade student when I was a...

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All Roads Lead Home

When I was a boy there were no smart phones, computers were something you saw on STAR TREK, and our television only got one channel clearly. Still, I was never bored.The fields, hills, and woodlands around my home were the perfect playground whose adventures were only...

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I Had a Wonderful Time

I have a collection of humorous and poignant epitaphs and tombstone verses. I find it interesting to note what is said about someone who has recently died. Granted, not all tombstone sayings are telling. Like the one for Lester Moore at Boot Hill Cemetery in...

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