Monday, August 8 2022 - 8:02 AM

Crossings

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

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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Lost and Found

Lost Dog flyer

Tears formed as I forced myself to remain composed. How could she go missing? I swallowed a lump in my throat and sat on the …

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Bountiful Blessings

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November is a beautiful month that clings to the last moments of Fall and prepares us for the cold wintery months ahead. I’m continually in …

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What is Normal?

woman lost in thought

You’re not normal, and neither am I. In fact, I’ve been hard-pressed to find anyone who can sum up what “normal” is or looks like. …

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Twenty-Six Letters

woman spewing letters from mouth

Twenty-six letters. Only 26 letters in the alphabet, but imagine the possibilities. Imagine the potential carnage! What makes the difference between a New York Times bestseller that …

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