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Joy & Happiness

Take the Time to Dance

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to...

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A Strong Heart

I may be a bit old school but I think that people who store all of their pictures on their smart phones are missing out on something. There is nothing like seeing a loved one’s smiling face looking down on you from a picture frame on your wall. It is both comforting...

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"I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live." (Ps 104:33) I have always loved to sing. When I was a boy I sang in church, in my room, and even in my backyard. Growing up I always sang along with the songs on the radio. These...

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Shoe Boxes of my Mind

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." (John 13:34) I was looking through some of the shoe boxes of my mind today. Those are the places where I store all of the wonderful moments of learning and loving that I...

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The Secret to Living with Joy

"We went to the library to take a class to learn about preventing Alzheimer's," my friend said. "Good idea," I said, "but aren't our parents the ones who need help in this department?" My friend began naming the things one can do to keep the memory sharp. "There are...

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Rich on the Inside

God has worked with and on me for all my days here. He has helped me in so many ways to become the person I was meant to be and the Child of God I was called to be. He has touched me through experiences, memories, books, stories, animals, angels, and most of all other...

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The Perfect Hope for Happiness

No airplane flight has ever been boring for me. I hear stories and details from fellow passengers that make me think, surprise me at times but more often, they become fodder for my writing. Here is the latest one: "Oh, I was really hoping this would be the one," the...

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One Day at a Time

"So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own." (Matt 6:34) It was many years ago. I was a young dad sitting on the couch reading a fairy tale to my little girl. She sat next to me with her head on my...

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More to Do

It was a hot and humid day in July. I was driving to the local grocery store because the heat had made my bananas go from yellow to brown overnight. My air conditioner in my car was on high, but it still wasn't cooling me down. Suddenly, the car in front of me...

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