The Man Sitting Next to Me

Till Rust Do We Part

It's a frightening thing to awaken one Sunday and find that toddlers have discovered your car. The red one. The one that never had a scratch. Until now."An elderly lady owned her," Honest Ed had informed me on a cloudless day the previous summer, while gently...

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It’s MY Day!

"I love you!" I said softly to Ginny.She looked up, "I love you too!""I love you more!" I smiled.Our little ritual would go on all day. "I love you! I love you more!"In the first months of our relationship, I always loved her more."Wait a minute!" Ginny said one day....

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I looked at my grandchildren. They ran through the house with energy fueled by the excitement of Christmas Day. It was fun to watch them open their gifts. It stirred memories of my own childhood Christmas'.One of my grandkids received a fire truck. It had flashing...

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Loving Still

She sat in the corner of the room looking out the window. The sun washed over her face gently reflecting off specks of silver and white in her hair. Her profile against white curtains looked like she was posing for a portrait.I stood quietly a distance away not...

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A Wife’s Prayer

Having been married for forty-five years, sometimes Joe and I think alike and have the same thought at the exact same time. One of us relays a random thought, and the other announces he or she had just been thinking about the same thing precisely the same moment. It...

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Dancing They did Go

I can't remember Mom and Dad taking dance lessons at Fred Astair's, but they did. I can remember the night they were going to go to the "Big Dance" at the Fred Astair Dance Studio in Decatur.I knew something was up because Mom and Dad hurried thru supper and then took...

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An Unusual Wedding

Ephesians 5:31-32 - "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is a profound mystery -- but I am talking about Christ and the church. (NIV)Last summer, I attended a most unusual wedding....

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