Monday, September 28 2020 - 11:25 AM

David B. Smith

writes from Southern California.

I Love to Argue!

a couple arguing

Dear God: I love to argue! Please help me to start remembering that I don’t need to set the entire world straight! It’s invigorating to …

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A Smoker’s Prayer

Dear God: I feel absolutely helpless and weak-willed right now. Monday was the big day; I was going to quit smoking for sure. That lasted …

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Losing My Job

Dear God: I’m really scared. There’s a sick rumble around the building that a third of us might lose our jobs. If that happens, I’m …

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Mechanical Breakdown

Dear God: Lord, it’s so frustrating when our machines don’t work. Some people can just wave a wrench and their washing machines gulp apologetically and …

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Resurrection Hope

Dear God: My heart was so touched at Lupe’s funeral last night. The whole service was in Spanish—and I didn’t understand a word. Most of …

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The Gift of Music

Dear God: Last night was just incredible! My friends and I enjoyed a night out at the Hollywood Bowl, and the music was exquisite. Orchestras …

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Sometimes I Doubt

Dear God: I was hit with a surging wave of doubt today. About You. Please forgive me, but I’m sometimes bombarded by the fact that …

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Daily Work

What motivates my daily outbound journey from the 5:00 a.m. alarm bell each morning? It’s a really good and obviously recurring question. Phyllis Diller once …

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