Mr. Smith

This morning a man came into the office where I work to transact some business with us. He was a slight fellow and had a little trouble pushing in our heavy front door; but other than that, he seemed pretty chipper.

Mr. Smith (his actual name) was cheerful and businesslike and extremely likeable. We

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Life, not fair

We teach children that what happens to them will not always be fair, but it takes a person as old as I am to realize that things are never fair, not does it “all come out in the wash,” which is another saying we use to indicate that when all is known things will

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I’m Mad and I’m Sad

Feelings can suffocate you. Like many another person, I have had occasions when I have felt like one huge raw hurt and don’t know how to deal with myself or relate to others while I’m in that state. Recently, my granddaughter said something that helped to tame some monster emotion I was feeling. She

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This life is not all there is…

This life is not all there is…

 

This life is not all there is…

       Do not despair at the speed

       With which life dashes away

      For someday you’ll be where an eon

      Is just like a single day;

      Just turn to our Lord for guidance;

      His staff

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Trapped

I’m trapped, trapped inside myself, I want to get out, get out and be free. I don’t want to live in my shell, But I’m scared, scared to take away my mask.

Friends are forever letting me down, No matter how close they are. They are there if I have a problem, But

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Somewhere There’s A Rainbow

Even when storm-clouds Are filling the air, We know there’s a rainbow Just waiting somewhere, And when the storm’s over Our rainbow will be Shining brightly in glory For both you and me.

Trea Suggs Davis Used with Permission

I hope you find…

“I hope you come to find that which gives life a deep meaning for you. Something worth living for – maybe even worth dying for something that energizes you, enthuses you, enables you to keep moving ahead. I can’t tell you what it might be ~ that’s for you to find, to choose, to

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I Hope

I hope that I will always be for each person what he or she needs me to be. I hope that each person’s death will diminish me, but that fear of my own will never diminish my joy of life. I hope that my love for those whom I like will never lessen my

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The Night Before Christmas – An African Christmas Story

It was the night before Christmas and I was very sad because my family life had been severely disrupted and I was sure that Christmas would never come. There was none of the usual joy and anticipation that I always felt during the Christmas season. I was eight years old but in the past

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Prayer for Widows and Widowers

Lord, I pray for the aged who are widowed

And are alone for the first time in years;

Please comfort them, be with them,

and dry their lonely tears.

Help them experience peace

In the days they have left to go;

Please Lord, don’t allow them to

Live their days in woe;

And for

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