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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

This past Monday, I was on a Zoom gathering when a woman shared what she had read in a column in the newspaper the day before.  While she set the context, I was curious about what she seemed so ready to share.  I was ready to process it intellectually and was...

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Let’s Gather ‘Round

Let’s Gather ‘Round

I often think of a quote, that I first read a couple of decades ago, in a book titled Management of the Absurd. Actually, what I remember is a paraphrased version that spoke to me more directly: Most every weakness that one experiences can almost always be traced to a...

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Perennial Presence

Perennial Presence

Have you ever had one of those moments when you were thinking about a friend and your phone rings – and it was them calling you?  I have a friend where, on several occasions, our emails have passed through each other in cyberspace.  And, of course, there are those...

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This Historical Moment

This Historical Moment

I still remember where I sat in my 8th grade classroom at that historical moment. There were three rows of desks between me and the windows to my left. There was one row between me and the classroom door to my right. In my row there were 4 desks in front of me. It’s...

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A Certainty Unknown

A Certainty Unknown

This month's image: Sam submitted and describes this beautiful view this way: My father has been visiting Mullett Lake since he was a child. Now, every summer, my family and I spend a week there together. Regardless of where we are in the world, we never miss this...

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Everything Changes

Everything Changes

This month's image:  Porches come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They are different for everyone.  Yet, from wherever you look out, and more importantly, whenever you look inside -- you are on your porch! Everything Changes   It was definitely not the news I...

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Cat Nipped

Cat Nipped

Cat Nipped I have never liked cats. After all, I grew up with dogs and Ford.  Cats and Chevy were bad words in our house. Which was why I was not happy when our son, Ryan, came home from college one summer with a kitten in tow - one he had rescued from a shelter. What...

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Values Gone Naked

Values Gone Naked

I’m grateful to thought leader, author, friend and brother Kevin Freiberg for sharing this month’s image with us.  Kevin so wonderfully describes his image of “a porch” this way:  Metaphorically, a place where I can sit with God alone, or maybe in the company of a...

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