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A Dream and a Prayer

“Harry and I have it all figured out. Harry will take my job at the Building and Loan, work there for four years, then he’ll go. I couldn’t face being cooped up in a shabby little office. I want to do something big, something important.” From It’s A Wonderful Life We all dream. We are encouraged […]

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First of Seven

Sundays are my first day of the week. I reserve quite a bit of space for contemplation. Prior to 2020, I spent at least an hour of it in public worship. It is a particular day of rest within this prolonged Covid Pause where every day almost seems the same. A bit more isolated in […]

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Seldom Straight

God’s path to wisdom is knowable but not always clear. The path is walkable but not always straight.

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Home Is Where Our Memories Are

Home is where our memories are. We mostly think that home is among our family, but it is also within a certain place. I have lived in a few other places besides my hometown, yet it is in Visalia I have developed my sense of home. I think of all our family events that took […]

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The Best of These Is Love

“If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, […]