In the Moment

Perhaps we give our dogs more credit than we should.Maybe we don't give them enough.I tend to humanize my dog Phil. I call him my best friend.I have conversations with him. I share pictures of him like I should of my children.Phil is here. They aren't.Phil loves...

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A Little Hurt

I was laying on my bed relaxing after a long day. Music was playing in the background and I was taking the time to read a good book. Just as I turned the page an old song started playing that always reminded me of my Mom. I put the book down and listened. Even though...

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My Songs in the Night

Psalm 77:5-6a – I thought about the former days, the years of long ago; I remembered my songs in the night. (NIV)As I write this, we are gripped in the fourth day of winter storms — with yet more snow days expected. We're stuck at home. But that's okay. We're enjoying...

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Open Book

When I was in school I could always tell when my class was about to take a test. You could feel the fear, anxiety, and worry in the air. People’s muscles were tense. Their foreheads were creased. Their smiles were tight. Eyes were blinking more often. Feet were...

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One Who Can Help

When He (Jesus) came down from the mountain, great crowds followed Him. And behold, a leper came to Him and knelt before Him, saying, "Lord, if You will, You can make me clean." And Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And...

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