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Sometimes your eyes….

Originally posted on KiA's Notions😊:
Sometimes you confuse me too Sometimes there’s a fiery glint in your eyes Makes you look frightening Like you could be dangerous with a sword I feel like I should run To the ends…

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35 Years Ago Today

It didn’t make world headlines, but 35 years ago today I married a woman who changed my life forever. Oh, I’d been “in-love” a few times before, only to have those all-important giddy-gooey feelings fade away. But then, nearly a … Continue reading

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What If It’s Not How We Expect It to Be

Dear believers: What if God’s plans for the future don’t go the way we expect them to? (Has the present?) What if everything plays out in a way we could never have imagined? Does it matter? Has it ever? All … Continue reading

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Getting To See the End

Originally posted on The Chronicles of Ms. K:
My third year teaching I had a student in my class who won my heart from day one. He was funny, a hard worker, and seemed to get along with everyone. Other…

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5 Years Ago Today

Oh, how the world has changed in the last five years. Oh, how it has changed this year alone! Five years ago today: I’d recently seen Pixar’s Inside Out and cried like a baby; President Obama was normalizing relations with … Continue reading

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Grace Is a Living Stream

Grace isn’t a cistern. It’s a living stream. If it doesn’t keep moving– into us and through us into others– it stagnates. It was never meant to be hoarded. ≅

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Letters to My Manufacturer (God)

Dear Mr. Elohim, Re. My Heart: May I begin by saying how much I appreciate the Wisdom and Maturity features you designed into this thing. Although I could wish they didn’t take an entire lifetime to become fully functional. Re. … Continue reading

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My First “I Love You”

Summer Memories (Part Two)  (To read Part One, click here)  I was on the “island of romance.” Alone. I grabbed a burger with some buddies and swam with the Catalina goldfish. But they weren’t as pretty as her. Her being … Continue reading

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My Summer of Love

Summer Memories (Part One) Martha. An old-fashioned name for an old-fashioned girl. The moment I met her I admired her. She was one of three sisters. There was a “rebellious one,” a “baby-of-the-family,” and a “good one.” Martha was the … Continue reading

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Good Gifts

Early in the book version of Peter Pan, Wendy’s father is jealous of the family’s beloved dog Nana. He plays a mean-spirited prank on her. And then when the children are dismayed, he complains bitterly, “Much good it is my … Continue reading

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