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Ever received a frantic phone call from someone needing help? Out of nowhere in a dazzling blue sky, that swiftly moving thunderstorm of need rolls in over your nice quiet afternoon. And the peaceful...

 

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Andy is a typical early riser. Meaning he is usually up, dressed and sitting at the desk in his office by around seven every morning. This causes him to see the sun begin to filter cautiously thru...

 

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Have you ever made an enemy? Someone who not only detests you, but actually would love to see the ground open up and swallow you while they laugh and annihilate everything that used to be yours. No?...

 

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Face it, our floors here in the Midwest get freezing cold in the wintertime. So cold that you really can’t just ignore them. “I’ll just mosey into the kitchen in my bare feet and get me a cup...

 

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Years ago, songwriter Mac Davis penned the lyrics to a song about a tiny orphan girl who evidently longed to experience being loved. In the song, “Whoever finds this, I love you” she writes a...

 

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Ever had a three-year-old appear on your front porch with dazzled little eyes in a glowing face and pipe up, “Oh, wow! Ya’ll have Christmas!” I’m sure you have, and we did, too. Our tiny...

 

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Okay, so you are not a Miss America, hiding out in blue jeans. And you, sir, will never be the world’s next millionaire, with shoulders wide enough to make you have to slide sideways through the...

 

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A troubled couple went to see a marriage counselor. After many sessions with unsuccessful attempts to get the couple to view their problems in the same way, the counselor was feeling frustrated with...

 

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Retirement. You have now become one of the thousands in our country who are leaving the work-force. Regulations, age or health issues have taken their toll. But you simply aren’t ready to give up...

 

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An old man wakened to the grandfather clock in the hall chiming the hour. But when he heard 11-12-13-14 chimes, he quickly rolled over to shake his sleeping wife. Her mumbled response was,...

 

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Waking up that morning, Renie heard dripping outside the house. She opened the blinds of the bedroom window and saw a soggy lead-gray sky. What was her immediate reaction? “Oh, No! A horrible,...

 

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Early in our marriage, we were both employed at a large feed, seed and fertilizer company. Its walk-in store was extremely busy from local traffic in the spring, due to the seed and garden plants it...

 

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Our friend, David, is a rancher who has handled and sold thousands of cattle through the years. One particular part of the job of raising cattle is Roundup Time in the fall. All those animals have to...

 

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It’s coming around again. The holiday that one person can dread like the pit of hell itself, but another family member anticipates and salivates for the previous three hundred and sixty-four days...

 

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Most everyone wants to see themselves as good at working, thinking and being lovable. But, let’s face it. Some just seem born to have a greater ability to do these things. You’ve seen it. The natu...

 

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A goodhearted momma once approached her well-known and popular pastor after he had completed a stirring message that Sunday morning. She gently introduced herself and then told him, “My son is...

 

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Ever got a case of the “guilts” for taking a few minutes to do absolutely nothing that contributes to your finances, your job, or your family – simply doing what you want because you like it?...

 

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Religion – being good enough for God to accept us. Many do turn to religion … trying to always behave and say the perfect things. So that hopefully, their holy God will be obliged to help them han...

 

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Can’t you just picture it in your head? Colonel Worthington Worm called his tactical team together in a planning meeting one balmy evening in Oklahoma. “Attention, majors. We are officially at...

 

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“C’mon, Daisy, you ain’t sick, and ya shore ‘nuff ain’t old, so jest keep movin’.” Dan Durbin urged his beloved dappled gray mare up the gently sloping land and halted near a huge...

 

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Remember the story of a certain ornery little twelve-year old boy, who showed up at school one morning with an impressive shiner? His black eye was truly a thing of brutal beauty. Upon greeting him,...

 

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Are you easily swayed, duped, confused – and way too often, deceived by your own thoughts? Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger – it happens to a lot of us. The things we allow ourselves to dwell...

 

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You have seen it, surely. There’s the tomboy mom who somehow gave birth to a princess daughter who despises the dirty outdoors, but loves makeup, and high fashion. The mother is left to wonder if tw...

 

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Life can be a lot like Gomer Pyles’ favorite saying: “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” When you are coasting along, never expecting the unusual, it happens. Just a week ago, on a quiet Saturday...

 

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A daily two-mile walk is an excellent thing for many of us. There’s nothing like fresh air, exercise, and an invigorating conversation with your walking buddy. Those four thousand plus steps can...

 

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