A Little Lost Deer

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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Sweet Love

It was 11 A.M. on a Saturday morning and I was parked outside a local animal shelter waiting for it to open.  It had been several months since my beloved Beagle Snoopy had passed away and I finally felt ready to bring a new dog into my home.  On Friday afternoon my...

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Joy Comes in the Morning

"For his anger is but for a moment and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." (Psalm 30:5 ESV)"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the...

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Sing Until the Sun Comes Out

"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden." (Matthew 5:4 NIV)It was a cold, gray, Winter’s day.  Two inches of freshly fallen snow had blanketed the   ground.  The night before had been so bitterly cold that I had to leave my water...

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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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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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