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Something Deeper, Stronger, Better

There is something… in all that is truly good… something stronger than the storm… Continue reading

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A Very Convenient Truth

Having someone show up to do something you dreaded doing… how else can you explain that except “Divine Providence?” Continue reading

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Christmas Miracle-Part Two

A little labor and a lot of love… both the givers and the receivers end up being blessed. Continue reading

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Christmas Miracle-Part One

When a group of children are directed to think about what they will give for Christmas instead of what they want to get, something very wonderful happens. Continue reading

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Gifts of Perception

There’s an art to giving… and to receiving. Sometimes the generation gap makes both arts more challenging. Here’s something I learned from my parents and my children… Continue reading

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A Bit and A Few

It is very easy for us to under-estimate the impact of the good, small things that we do, easy for us to become discouraged. Don’t ever give up on showing love to others, no matter how little return you see. Eventually, good always comes from doing good. Continue reading

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Replenishment by Depletion

Many of us are readily inclined to believe that almost no one else has less than we do; no one else has so much bad luck, so much misfortune, so little good. Continue reading

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A Righteous Poverty

It is not just the wealthy
in need of that miracle of mind
that finds them changed of heart: Continue reading

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The Gift

Occasionally, though, I’ll get lucky. I’ll actually give someone something he or she doesn’t want to immediately re-gift, re-cycle or indulge his or her pyromanic tendencies. Continue reading

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The Creek Spring

Love held too long inside, like water stored too long in an old barrel, becomes something other than what was given. Something not to be shared. We are meant to be springs, not cisterns. Continue reading

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