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To Love and Be Loved

I have inherited a little white Maltese that I have needed to “choose” to love😘. I looked up Maltese on Google and learned the purpose of this dog is to love and be loved. So I wrote this poem: What is … Continue reading

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One Thing I Know For Sure

    Is that I don’t want this dog. I don’t like little dogs. I’m not even sure they are dogs. I like a dog like my first dog from when I grew up on a farm. He looked like … Continue reading

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Coffee with Memories and Tears

Two weeks from today I will be leaving a place that feels like home to me. Not because this is a city with which I have any familiarity. Not even because I have deep personal friendships here. But, because this … Continue reading

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Because He Loves Them

I know of a young man who is coming to Wisconsin from Houston for Christmas. When he married his beautiful young wife, almost three years ago, he was blessed with two delightful children, as well. The boy is now nine … Continue reading

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Black, White and Red

I woke up this morning to news of the racial unrest in Milwaukee being expressed during the night by protesters burning buildings. My mind took me back to the race riots of 1967. How long ago was that? Is it … Continue reading

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The Altar is too Crowded

I confided to a friend that I am harboring a feeling of resentment toward someone. This friend responded with firm kindness, “You need to lay that on the altar”. I thought about this, struggling with the tension of knowing she … Continue reading

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Recognizing the “Hound of Heaven”

The “Hound of Heaven” is a well-known poem written by Frances Thomas more than a hundred years ago. It is long, which is important for those of us with faith through aging eyes.  I recommend reflectively reading the whole poem. … Continue reading

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