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smellable memories

There is an antique truck parked at a gas station downtown, near where I work. If I go for a walk outside, I can smell the musky scent of oil, gas, and metal. It is a special smell to me, … Continue reading

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One word

Dear Ones, I don’t know what you are facing today. Maybe it’s loneliness, brokenness. Maybe it’s sorrow or loss. Or it could be a sense of hopelessness- I don’t know what it is, but Precious Child, God knows. I don’t … Continue reading

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The bee and me

The weeks of summer are often busier than the other nine months of the year. It is as if we are on a race with the sun and weather to accomplish all we can, while we are still able. It … Continue reading

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Turns in the road

All of my life my dad has had a bit of an adventurous spirit. When we were in the car for a drive he would get to a T in the road and ask, “Left or right?” We would say … Continue reading

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Be vigilant

I was reminded recently how fear can make a person a fool. For the past three years I have been working on growing my faith and courage and shrinking my anxiety. My journey with this and through this, has been … Continue reading

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why we’re here

During different seasons of my life I have experienced a sense of restlessness. Sometimes it comes when I have started to outgrow my current surroundings or situation. I will continue to go to work or attend an activity, but my … Continue reading

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Oil

As a young driver, my dad taught me how to check the oil in my car and if needed, how to add a quart. He made sure I understood that without sufficient oil in the engine, it would eventually break … Continue reading

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the day after — just another day

I returned to work today after the weekend and the discussion turned to what everyone did over the past few days. Since yesterday was Easter, the conversations included any Easter activities. But the focus didn’t ever come to what yesterday … Continue reading

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Refunds and returns

My junior year in college I was engaged. As the wedding date came closer, many people started to give me bridal shower and wedding presents. I dutifully opened them and wrote my thank you notes, looking forward to using them … Continue reading

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Make me an instrument

I had a conversation today with a woman who was very upset about things not working as she planned. I listened to her vent and I acknowledged her feelings, even agreeing that they were valid. As we discussed resolutions for … Continue reading

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