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No greater love

June 2, 2021

Hailey is 17 and hears a commotion in her backyard. Her dogs are in a barking frenzy. A large brown bear and two cubs have scaled the fence. Does she call 911? No, Ms. Hailey makes a mad dash towards the bear, knocks it off balance, grabs a dog, and races back to the house. […]

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Oh Yeah

May 25, 2021

This was a neat story in Janice Dean’s book entitled Make Your Own Sunshine. A young couple was returning home on a flight with their newly adopted daughter. The flight attendants learned of their story and decided to make an announcement to the other passengers. The cabin, upon hearing the news, erupted in applause and […]

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Sanity

April 30, 2021

“Loving your homeland is just as natural as loving your father or mother – after all, your country nourishes you, protects you, and in many ways makes you who you are.” Bill Bennett Mr. Bennett also cautions against relaxing math standards in school like the insanity in Virginia. He wisely condemns critical race theory because […]

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Must See

April 4, 2021

This may be the shortest morsel ever. Carve out ninety minutes with your family and enjoy Seven Yards on Netflix. It will make your day as a hero meets an angel.

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Perspective

March 22, 2021

Sometimes you just need to talk to a three year old to understand life again. Author unknown

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Squirrel hunting

March 21, 2021

A very young couple went to Big 5 Sporting Goods today to renew my fishing license. AJ thought I was pretty fortunate that my fee was only $10.00 as he printed out the license. ‘Shoot, my license cost $74.00. I’m from Texas’, he said. ‘I got a small game license to go with my fishing […]

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Time well spent

March 21, 2021

‘The soul is healed by being with children’. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Trust

March 8, 2021

‘Standing on the promises of Christ my King, Through eternal ages let His praises ring, Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing, Standing on the promises of God. Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God, my Savior; Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God. Standing on the promises that cannot […]

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Together

March 8, 2021

‘Surround yourself with the dreamers, the doers, the believers, and thinkers; but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you even when you don’t see it yourself.’ Simone Biles

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Faith

March 7, 2021

‘I believe in the sun, even though it doesn’t shine, I believe in love, even when it isn’t shown, I believe in God, even when He doesn’t speak.’ Etched into a wall by a concentration camp prisoner

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Priorities

March 2, 2021

“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” Rose Kennedy

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Appreciation

February 25, 2021

“No matter how awful your life seems right now, you have something to be grateful for: You have been granted 2 billion seconds on this planet, give or take. You are a billionaire!” Megan McArdle Maybe your dog can teach valuable lessons about gratefulness.

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Faith

February 18, 2021

A very young cowboy is midway through a book about the 33 miners in Chile who were trapped for nearly ten weeks before being miraculously rescued. One miner spoke of ‘the 34th. miner, my little compadre.’ ‘The thirty-fourth miner is the soul of every miner who’s ever toiled, the spirit of the God who protects […]

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Friends

February 12, 2021

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson

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Grandpa’s chair

February 8, 2021

What if you began, as a child, to record your thoughts about gratitude…about each and every thing you were thankful for? And what if there was a favorite place in the forest you could go to where in picking special flowers you’d be reminded that you too are special and chosen to shine? What if, […]

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Friends

January 31, 2021

“My door is always open, coffee is always on, and my sofa is always warm and a place of peace and non-judgment. Any of my family and friends who need to chat are welcome anytime. It’s no good suffering in silence. I have cold drinks in the fridge and tea and coffee in the cupboard, […]

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Thanks coach

January 28, 2021

A very wise coach was mentoring a perfectionistic laden young student and was making little headway with the player. Flummoxed, he went to bed that night and in the morning he awoke early. Two minutes into his morning shower, a memory from his playing days popped into his mind. You see, he had had a […]

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Blessed assurance

January 26, 2021

What if it’s true that you are caught up in a greater story? What if the day to day ramblings you’re immersed in are all merely minor scenes in the feature film that is your life? Would you still be anxious or upset if you…the actor or actress in this drama, could fast forward and […]

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Strength

January 25, 2021

“Sometimes the strength within you is not a big firey flame for all to see, it is just a tiny spark that whispers ever so softly, “you’ve got this, keep going.” Unknown

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Hope

January 21, 2021

Richard Kerr and Will Jennings wrote a terrific song fifty years ago with lyrics sung masterfully by Dionnne Warwick. A very young cowboy heard the song on the way to work tonight and the lyrics seem especially pertinent this year. “No night so long that you can’t find the day… No day so wrong that […]