Saturday, June 19 2021 - 3:26 AM

Inspire

Forty-Nine Legs

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Most of today’s news is of the “wars and rumors of wars” variety. However, there are occasional bursts of hope, even where the odor of …

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Freedom to Believe

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Dear God: Thank you for the freedoms we enjoy in our country. Here in the U.S., it’s easy to take for granted the fact that …

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Good in COVID

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COVID hit the world unexpectedly during my seventh month of working as a student journalist in Peru. When Peru airports closed to all traffic, the …

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When I Grow Up

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One would think a lady who is approaching 60 years old would be pretty established in her career and may even be considering retirement. Well, …

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Another Way to Entertain

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Rachel called the other day, saying something that I couldn’t quite understand. Rachel is an Indian friend, and sometimes I have difficulty understanding her accent …

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New Life

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Dear God: I watched the birth of my daughter today. At three minutes after one, her tiny head emerged . . . and then I …

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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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