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It was one of those days. Besides being in the midst of the COVID pandemic, everything I touched seemed to go bad. I was tired, and I was more than a little bit grumpy. The kicker, however, was when I got to the checkout counter at the local grocery store, mask and...

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Window to Look Through

She watches through her window, her little girl at playMemories flood back to her childhood, of her yesterdaysAs she tucks her gift into bed, and kisses her precious faceShe says a prayer of protection, "Lord keep my child safe." And as days turn months into years,...

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Your Support System

Have you noticed how help is often available just when you need it? A few years ago, a California artist carved a unique Christmas gift for his parents in Connecticut. It was a four-foot-tall statue of a hitchhiker, with thumb extended. (The perfect gift for the...

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God, Be Near Others

God, as I sat here, suffering from shingles,They hurts so badly that my body twinges.God, be near others that suffer.Father, I have time to think of those that are hurting.Some cannot walk. Others cannot talk.Why should I whine through this pain?What do I have to...

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Lonely in the Crowd

I was surrounded by people but lonely and depressed.My family was turned upside down. A spouse walked away, a daughter left for college and a son moved in with his mom. Only the dog and I were left, and he just lay around and slept.But a loving church family adopted...

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Second Chance

When Thomas Stevens was 22, he had a serious accident. He fell toward a window, and put his arms out to break the fall. Instead, his left arm went through the glass and he severed most of its tendons and arteries. His then-girlfriend, Sarah, had the presence of mind...

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Stalked by God

I haven't been or known anyone who was. But I have seen it on television, heard about it on the news and watched it at the movies.Stalking is an age old practice of animals and humans. Predatory animals like bears, wolves and those from the large cat family stalk...

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