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Lyn Chaffart

Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed be Your Name

I'm glad I grew up in a church where The Lord's Prayer in unison was repeated meaningfully. We did not rush: Even we children could keep up, conscious of the meanings as we prayed with everyone. Jesus said, “when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans .... This...

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No Magic in the Green

King Bryan, I wonder how many people know who King Bryan is? He is the king of the leprechauns. I happen to know that because I recently watched an old favorite Disney movie called "Darby O'Gill And The Little People". One fine day while chasing a rainbow, Darby...

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New Wineskins

There are few people in this world as stuck in their ways as I am. If you want to see my usual carefree, happy-go-lucky spirit morphed into a ball of anxiety and stress, then simply mention the word "change." This has been particularly bad this winter. It seems that...

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The New Trees

Over the course of the 15 years we've lived at our current address, we've lost about 6 or 7 trees off of our property. Some died due to disease, some to a couple of consecutive dry years, but the results have been the same: Our beautifully-treed property has some...

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The Mobber

During the spring and summer, I often see tiny birds driving off much larger ones. I've often wondered about this. How does such a tiny bird have the courage, speed and strength to attack and drive off a much larger one? Finally my curiosity got the better of me, and...

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The Mist

There was a mist this morning when I first looked out the window. A major fog had rolled in, obscuring my vision of the yard... But wait. How could it be foggy? It was, according to the weathernetwork, -14 degrees C! Not exactly weather for the kind of fog I saw in my...

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The Miracles of Bonnie and Elio

I was witness to two animal miracles this week. My mother's aging cat, Bonnie, was vomiting up yellow bile. When her brother had done the same thing some years ago, he was then diagnosed with liver cancer and he had to be put to sleep, so you can imagine the anguish...

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