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Just one to make a difference

"Tell me the weight of a snowflake," a coal-mouse (a small bird) asked a wild dove. "Nothing more than nothing," was the answer. "In that case, I must tell you a marvelous story," the coal-mouse said. "I sat on a fir branch, close to its trunk, when it began to snow--not heavily, not in a raging blizzard--no, just like in a dream, without a wind, without any violence.…

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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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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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