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I Asked (7/30/14)

I asked for strength…

And God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for wisdom…

The Elephant Rope (7/29/14)

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages.

Sharks (7/28/14)

Are we always the people we want to be? I believe in love and justice, forgiveness and second chances and generosity – but I don’t always live up to the ideals I profess.

Happiness (7/25/14)

A woman named Vicki once knew a young person at church named Susan. Susan always seemed effervescent and happy, although Vicki knew she had faced struggles in her life.

Carrot - Egg - Coffee (7/24/14)

A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee…You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again..

Life (7/23/14)

Life isn’t about keeping score. It’s not about how many friends you have. Or how many people call you. Or how accepted or unaccepted you are. Not about if you have plans this weekend.

Smile (7/22/14)

She smiled at a sorrowful stranger.

The smile seemed to make him feel better.
He remembered past kindnesses of a friend

Vacation thoughts (7/21/14)

some vacation thoughts..
Was it always this hot at the beach?

How do you talk to your kids? (7/3/14)

Can you imagine the mother of Christopher Columbus saying, “I don’t care what you’ve discovered, you still could have written!”?

The Cost of Kids (7/2/14)

The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140 for a middle income family. Talk about sticker shock!

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