Monday, March 8 2021 - 9:48 AM

Inspire

My Pandemic Renewal

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Forced into isolation and self-imposed quarantine, I returned to my childhood home in upstate New York. I’d finally escaped the city! The endless stream of cable …

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Saying Goodbye

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Dear God: Today, we let her go. We moved Karli into her dorm room at Cal Poly, went out to dinner (which felt to me …

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Goodbye Kathryn

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I was upset for days after she died of Covid. I shouldn’t have been. I never met her or heard her voice. I only knew …

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Take Heart

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I love this verse from Deuteronomy. “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. …

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Everyday Chores

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Dear God: Okay, here’s my glamorous chore list for today. One: vacuum. Two: take those packages to the Post Office. Three: make a run to …

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First Responders

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Dear God: When we’re little it’s fun being first. First in line for lunch. The first one to open our Christmas presents. The first person …

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Happy Holidays

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I brought in the mail, a handful of letters looking for donations, some with free Christmas cards. Usually, the cards have pretty pictures with the …

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Masked Out

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I’ve learned to smile with my eyes. I always thought I did that anyway, but never before with a Covid mask that pretty much leaves …

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Final Exams

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Dear God: I’ve got a massive comprehensive final exam in 45 minutes, God, and I can’t help the feeling of dread that creeps over me.  …

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