Passing the Test

Optimism

"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else" (Sir Winston Churchill 1874–1965).As we are surrounded by catastrophes, economic meltdown, wars and rumours of wars, optimism is sometimes denounced as a pointless concept. Yet this word is of great...

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The Lesson

When I took Denver, our youngest puppy, up to the vets for his final vaccinations, it was an extremelycold and bitter day. As I had several hours of errands to complete while I was in the city, I decided toboard Denver at the clinic until I was finished. This way he...

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Don’t Know, Don’t Understand…

"I do not see him in the north, for he is hidden. I look to the south, but he is concealed." Job 23:9 NLT Some things simply cannot be explained because information is missing.Complex sentences are composed of one independent clause and at least one dependent clause....

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Coming Back for More

"Crowds of sick people-blind, lame, or paralyzed-lay on the porches." John 5:3 NLT Once through the line wasn't enough.We called her Aunt T. She was my maternal grandfather's sister-and a strange one. All I remember about her is her repeated trips through food...

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The Bomb

The other day I got bombed. It scared me half to death. Fortunately, I recovered quickly enough that I kept the truck on the road. It did take me a moment or two, however, to figure out exactly what had happened.As I was driving along on this beautiful day, I was also...

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Passing Life’s Tests

"The LORD examines both the righteous and the wicked." Psalm 11:5 NLTMy goal was straight As, but tests often kept me from reaching it.While in high school, I was satisfied with earning Cs. Even my parents settled when they saw my lack of concern for school.By the...

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