But those who do what is true come to the light, so it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done by God. — John 3:21. Whenever there is a tragedy or disaster we see or hear of stories of kindness, comfort, and courage. The heroic efforts of our health care professionals and…

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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me. — Playground rhyme. I bet you remember this rhyme or chant. I certainly do, but I quickly learned that words can indeed hurt, often times more than sticks and stones. The purpose of this rhyme is to teach young people to ignore ugly…

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Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the  beach, but the disciples did not know it was Jesus. — John 21:4. Sometimes I will run across an old friend and not recognize him or her. Usually that is because I see him/her out of context — somewhere or at a time when I wouldn’t expect to see him/her.…

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Arise, Oh God, and rule the earth, for you shall take all nations for your own. — Psalm 82:8. My children are taking the state of the world and especially the virus better than I. Each in their own way have surrendered to the fact that we are all impacted by the virus and complaining or…

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  “Each that we lose takes part of us; A crescent still abides, Which like the moon, some turbid night, Is summoned by the tides.” — Emily Dickinson. Often I run across someone else’s writings that need nothing but repeating. Today is one I just had to share: “I too have waded through the tide…

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