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More Blessed to Give

Dear self: Remember this. And then remember it some more. “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” ~Acts 20:35

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Doug is fading fast, so I reached out to his mistress

Originally posted on We Gathered Life, Only to Find…:
Oh. You thought I was Doug’s mistress? I’m the one who said no. I did care about him though. Part of that care found me leaving his house Wednesday and stopping…

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Regrets? I have a few. . .

Originally posted on A Year of Living Kindly:
 “To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.” (Liz Armbruster) In the spring of 1991, my mother decided it was time to die. Eight years of thrice-weekly kidney dialysis…

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Compassion

It’s no secret that this season of love is also (uncoincidentally) an especially hard season for those who feel abandoned and alone. May we reach out to them with our prayers, with our words, and with our actions — in … Continue reading

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No Santa Claus?

I was six when my parents told me there was no Santa Claus: My response (according to my mom) was, “Whew! You finally know?  I’ve known for a long time, but I wasn’t sure you did, and I didn’t want … Continue reading

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It’s His Kindness

It is commonly believed that repentance must come before forgiveness. Aren’t you glad God disagrees? “When you pass judgment on others, yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Do not disregard the riches of his … Continue reading

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Verb or Noun?

Some things can be both a verb and a noun (fish, call, ride). But I only know of one thing that must be a verb before it can be a noun: Love Yesterday was World Refugee Day, by the way. A … Continue reading

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