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Not Quite Paradise

Whether we’re traveling through the Mojave or Walnut River Valley, it’s what we carry inside us that determines whether we live in Paradise or Purgatory. Continue reading

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Return to Paradise

Sometimes something that we’ve looked forward to for a while turns out to be a disappointment. Sometimes, it turns out to be even better than we imagined! Continue reading

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A Dark Blue Dawning

The sky has the look of storm to it this morning, a forming in the night of dark shapes and deep shadows. Continue reading

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Long Day

By the time we’d worked fifteen minutes, I was drenched with sweat. Even with the sun down, the heat index was in the mid-nineties. Continue reading

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Look Over There

When we are made no longer subject to the nuances of this world and its ways and when all that causes death and decay has been done away, in that Day, we will know fully the joy that we have only tasted, that which stays.
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The Orphan Goes Berry Pickin’

Somehow, I have stepped into another place, another time. A place and time that have always been and yet have never been before. Continue reading

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Orphan Reunion

I stand and smile for a moment, thinking that finally Dad and Rueben can be together for more than just the few hours they shared on an April day, more than seventy years ago. Finally, both of them can be with their fathers in that place where there are no orphans. Continue reading

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