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Two Strangers From Texas

The year 2018 was a difficult year for my family and me. It started with my diagnosis of bladder cancer and surgery. Throughout the summer I was in and out of the hospital for various reasons including C-Diff bacterial infections and negative reactions to chemotherapy. Nevertheless it ended on a positive note. Many prayers and…

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The Locksmith

Some people see a closed door and turn away. Others see a closed door, try the knob, If it doesn’t open…they turn away. Still others see a closed door, Try the knob, if it doesn’t open they find a key, If the key doesn’t fit…they turn away. A rare few see a closed door, Try…

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An Alligator’s Dinner Sitting in a Canoe

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  Several years ago, my wife and I were in Florida spending time with our family. One of the activities we planned was an outing to the everglades where we rented a couple of canoe’s to observe the alligators in their natural environment. Before setting off the rangers gave us instructions about respecting the alligators…

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Too Late To Dig A Well

    A few weeks ago, my wife and I were watching an English murder mystery and, upon seeing the victim, one of the detectives described the situation with the following comment, “It’s too late to dig a well if your house is on fire.” My first reaction when I heard this was to laugh,…

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Mrs. Wiggs


  When I was a child I received a book for Christmas entitled Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Hegan Rice. Mrs. Wiggs is a poor woman living in dilapidated housing with her four children. She is uneducated but wise with a lifetime of experience and willing to share it with anyone who…

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