Embrace Our Flawed Beauty

Embrace our flawed beauty

As a storeowner tacked a sign above his door, 'Puppies for Sale,' a little boy appeared and asked. "How much are you going to sell those puppies for?" The storeowner replied "$50 each." The little boy reached into his pocket and pulled out some change. "I have $2.37, can I have a look at them?" The storeowner smiled and whistled. Out of a kennel…

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Don’t Forget The Flowers

Don’t forget the flowers

Glenn Adsit and his family spent years as missionaries in China. During the Communist regime change, they were under house arrest. One day a few Chinese soldiers came to their house, and said, "You can return to America." The Adsit's were celebrating, when the soldiers told them, "You…

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With Skin On It

With skin on it

A little boy was having nightmares. The kind that require a momma's reassurance. (Dads, from my own experience, are typically not wired for nightmare duty.) So, to his momma’s room the boy went, "Momma, momma, I'm having nightmares." "Its okay honey," she told him, "here's what I want you to do. Go back to your…

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Our Storm Home

Our storm home

This refrain will sound familiar. This isn’t the Sabbath Moment I planned to write (as I watch the images of the storm now thrashing Florida). On A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor tells a poignant story about Lake Wobegon life on the…

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