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I’ve heard it said, ‘I can’t wait until 2020 is over. Done.’ But how is it we wish our days away when every precious moment of life is an undeserved gift? October is ending tomorrow. The calendar turns one more page and sixty-one days remain in the year 2020. It’s been a hard year. 2020 will be written in history as the year of the pandemic.  The year of the quarantine. The… Read More

The calendar on my desk reads January 1 and it glares hard. There’s a new sign on a fresh coat of paint, “In everything give thanks” and the smoke is rising from the old brown trash barrel. The words like the smoke irritated my eyes, caused me to lose my breath at times.  And as I read page after page I found a pattern in a time past, not so many years… Read More

I am counted among the numbers now. According to the U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics, in 2018 an estimated number of 63,960 women will be diagnosed with non-invasive breast cancer.  (breastcancer.org). I once heard Pam Tebow, mother of Tim Tebow speak to an audience of women about the importance of giving thanks.  She told the story of how she was walking near a construction site and a piece of debris fell on her… Read More