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Come Aside To a Deserted Place 

The first August I lived in Italy, I had no idea what had hit the entire country. Still anemic in language and culture, I didn’t know what to make of the silent streets of Florence, usually full of people, suddenly deserted. My bread store with its big gray steel closure had a handwritten note on […]

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True or False: You Only Live Once

“You only live once,” she quipped.   Laughter followed that flippant remark. I turned away from the screen.  I’ve used those same words to justify indulgences from purchases, to a risk, and maybe most often, to eating that last piece of chocolate.   Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. This week, as I hear her […]

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Mother Reading to her four children.

Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog And Other Important Questions

“Would you rather be a bullfrog?” I ask my grandsons.  My finger dramatically lands on the big green bullfrog leaping across the left side of the page. The book with the same title, by Theo. LeSieg (better known as *Dr. Seuss,), lays open on my lap. I slide my finger to the right and I […]

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How Harvest Time Points to God’s Impeccable Timing

The blue-overall-clad farmer plucked a bearded head from its white stalk. His form blotted a black silhouette against the bright sky. I squinted in the sunshine. A shadow lay across me, its black outline with the billed cap looked like a crow atop his head.  Hands browned like leather, spotted with age, rolled the wheat […]

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