Thursday, December 1 2022 - 4:50 AM

Crossings

Maddie Lowe and Michael Temple share insights and stories from everyday life that give insight and hope.

The Side Trail

skiing

“Hey dad, do you want to make a side trail with me?” My son Michael and I were just about to dismount the chairlift at …

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The Keychain

set of keys in ignition

It stays in my pocket almost every day, fits in the palm of my hand and is one of my most prized possessions. It’s been …

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Instruction Manual

cook with kitchen utensils and help sign

I fought the Veg-O-Matic, and the Vege-O-Matic won! If you’re wondering what a Vege-O-Matic is, let me explain. A Vege-O-Matic is a kitchen tool that …

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The Picture

three girls sitting at memorial site

It starkly and vividly grabbed me by the emotional collar and yanked me headlong into a whirlpool of sorrow and despondency. It changed me in …

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The Church Lady Blues

child eating dessert

It is said that art imitates life, and there are times when I agree with that sentiment. In the past, I watched a regularly recurring …

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Nightly Ritual

girl in wheelchair

Night after night, consistently, unfailingly…I’ve watched her for years, and her routine ritual is entirely predictable at bedtime. Slowly, painstakingly, she limps to the doorway …

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Planning His Presence

calendar dates

Past memories, new beginnings, and goal-oriented lists . . . these are the words we correlate with the New Year. Most of us associate this …

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Pull Off The Road

car on snowy road

“Sometimes you just have to pull off the road.” This thought kept invading my mind as my little rental car continued to slip and slide on the …

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The Insensitive Witness

“When the waitress comes back, ask for her number.” I sat in disbelief, uncomfortable with his request. Although his persistent enthusiasm appeared sincere, it felt …

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