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Better a Neighbor Nearby

"Better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away."  It's been nearly a year now since Shari invited all the neighbor ladies over for a party at her home. A party to say goodbye to me. I wasn't the only one in tears that night. Honestly ...
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Expectations

Pray, and let God worry. Martin Luther   On my morning walk I was praying like it was my job— serious praying that befits this season. Friends with serious health diagnoses, a sweet friend fighting for her life after a horrific accident and a couple manuevering a very ...
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Oh to be Alone

A few months ago, while waiting in a long line, I found myself listening to a conversation in a public place. There was mild irritation between a husband and wife who were disagreeing over a minor issue concerning a child. A mom, who wasn't acquainted ...
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Is Your Table Big Enough?

Is your table big enough for folks outside your family? Is your heart large enough to offer a hand of friendship to a neighbor or a stranger? I remember how scared I was the day before I hosted a dinner in our home for the very ...
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Reaping Where I Didn’t Sow

I stepped outside into a beautiful April morning and did a little trimming in our mini-yard. Compared to the acre we lived on earlier, this yard is on the tiny side. I stumbled into a small spot in between our house and Debbie's. There, hidden ...
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Back in the Saddle

In our new neighborhood we have a lovely walking path that I've referred to as "hilly" and "good for the legs". Last week I took out an instrument of torture on the lovely path— the instrument I formerly referred to as my bike. The lovely hilly path ...
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Hope in Room 562

I rushed to my sister's side as soon as I could get there. Sisters of the heart, if not by birth. I told Dolly, "I must really love you to drive seven hours to see you!" She'd come close to death after a long hospital ...
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True Blue- The Splendor of Friendship

–true blue :marked by unswerving loyalty March 9, 2018.... a text: "Hey Love...in jackson hospital in montgomery. chronic heart failure they say. on lasix and will be here a couple days. going to bed soon please pray. docs don't know why its happening. Let's talk tomorrow ...
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One of God’s Best Ideas

It's the last day of November and I'm not thinking of Christmas. As I unpack boxes in our new house, my mind keeps landing on what happened thirty-two years ago today. After knowing each other for six months and seeing each other only a handful ...
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Charlotte—More Than a Friend

I lost a dear friend this week. Actually, she's not lost. It's me who's lost just knowing she's not here. Her earthly ties were cut loose and she flew right into the arms of Jesus. I'm hurting for my loss but no doubt the loss ...
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