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The Little Engine that Could

While watching the 1994 comedy, Major Payne, I was intrigued by Payne’s interpretation of the American fairy tale,The Little Engine That Could.  His story wasn’t quite what I recalled of the classic tale.  However, it prompted memories of hearing the story regarding the value of optimism and hard work. Today, I think...

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Hope and Healing

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.   ~George Iles I don’t remember where I came across this quote; but ever since I discovered it, I wrote it down in a collection of quotes and stories I keep. I don’t know much about George Iles, just that...

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Beginning Again

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as...

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Selah

As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? Psalm 42:1-2   Smelling the crisp air, listening to the sound of the rain fall from the...

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Mission Possible

For most of my adult life, I have been focused on raising a family, earning a living, and preparing for “the future.” I have recently entered a new phase where all that gave me purpose is moot. My children are grown, my traditional career has ended, and “the future” has...

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