Cut down to grow

My favourite place is spoiled. I enjoy the drive up the narrow road and across the dam. I love the journey along the edge of the dark forbidding waters. But it at the reservoir’s end that I discover peace. Since you can park in an isolated spot and wander in the pine forest for hours. [...]

You’ll Need To Take Him

A moment of faith brings faith to other difficult moments.

Morning Story and Dilbert

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The phone rang, it was the school calling. “Would you please come and pick up Brandon? He seems to be sick.” What could be wrong, I wondered? I drove right over to the school and picked him up. We drove home and he went upstairs to lie down. Brandon slept for a long time, but woke up very sick. It was now quite late and nothing was open; I wasn’t sure what I should do. I called my husband Bill. Bill told me I should take Brandon to the Kaiser Clinic by the mall.

We had just recently moved and I wasn’t familiar with the area. We hadn’t even gotten our insurance cards yet. This was before we had GPS. I had a vague idea where the mall was, but I had no idea where the clinic could be. I headed for the mall. I could see Brandon was feeling…

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Your Happy Place

Good thought for today….

Morning Story and Dilbert

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I was reading a book in my chair in the living room while my son watched an old comedy show on TV. Suddenly, I heard someone yell, “Go to your happy place! Go to your happy place!” I looked up to see the television characters panicking while my son laughed at the silliness of it all. Hearing those words, however, made me put my book down and think of all the happy places I have had over the years.

When I was a little boy my happy place was sitting on my Mom’s lap while we shared a freshly made bowl of popcorn. When I was in elementary school my happy place was a tree in the woods where I could sit and watch the leaves go golden and red in the Fall. When I was a teenager my happy place was my bedroom where I could lay on my…

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