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He Sees Us

My Zandy died. Zandy was our very loud 18 year old Siamese cat. We had her put to sleep this last week. She had a combination of hyperthyroidism and kidney disease which is common in older cats I guess. It made her unable to hold water and she lost weight and appetite despite all we […]

Circus Elephants

Have you ever seen an elephant at the circus? At times, you may see one of these huge creatures being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg and pegged in the ground-no chains, no cages. It seems obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds but […]

Two Crocheted Dolls

A man and a woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except one-the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about. For all […]

Difficulties & Challenges

Difficulties and challenges are woven into our lives. Sometimes it feels that if one more stressful event comes into your life-you just might snap!. The rubber band can only be S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D so far before it will snap!. You might be stretched and  stressed with issues related to health, finances, your children, significant other, parents, your […]

God is Love

Once while working as a chaplain, I was called to the Emergency Room (not this hospital) to support a mom and dad who experienced every parent’s worst nightmare-a phone call telling them their young, pre teenage son was hit by a car and rushed to the ER. When the parents arrived, they were taken into […]

The Healthrider

One late night, I was watching TV and saw an infomercial for a bike/exercise machine called The Healthrider and decided to buy it. It gave me a really good workout-it was quiet, I could do it early in the morning and it exercised my entire body. My neighbor, Floyd, saw it and decided he wanted one. Healthrider […]

The Quick Fix

Many TV commercials make me laugh-especially the “quick fix” type. For example-weight loss pills that say “take two pills in the morning and the pounds melt off”. Or the one that says-“I got six back abs just by wearing the magic abs belt that works as I sit at my desk!” Or-“I learned Spanish in […]

The Burden

Once there was a man driving a horse and buggy down a dirt road on a hot summer day. As he went along, he came upon an older woman, walking in the same direction he was going, sweating and bent over under the weight of a large, heavy burden-carried on her back-like the lady in […]

Outside Looking In

Your outlook of Life affects your understanding, but it also affects everyone around you. What kind of outlook are you sharing with others today? Listen to this: A woman was at her hairdresser’s getting her hair done for a trip to Rome with her husband. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded: “Rome? […]

A Lotta Waitin’

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.”(Psalm 130:5). There’s a whole lot of waiting going on!. There’s been lots of waiting, and wishing and hoping, and thinking and praying in this world. This psalm was written thousands of years ago. I thought waiting was a recent […]