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Missing So Much

Posted on September 18th, 2019
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My grandson Wilson is currently in the fifth grade and, as is evidently customary for his school, a program was held on September 11th memorializing the events of that day in 2001.  And, as a part of that program, the school chorus (of which Wilson is a member) performed for the parents and others who […]

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Unsung Heroes

Posted on September 11th, 2019
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The voices on the other end of the line were hesitant, skeptical of the callers’ motives.  After all, through no fault of their own they were now caught up in one of the nation’s greatest tragedies; unwilling participants bound together by a common thread . . . the horrific loss of life.  Their voices betraying […]

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Tradition

Posted on September 4th, 2019
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This past Sunday was the first Sunday in September . . . which means it was also Decoration Day at Memorial Gardens in Collinwood . . . which means, as usual, it snuck up on me and I managed to schedule an abundance of other things on what should have been a restful holiday weekend […]

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The Faces of Grief

Posted on August 28th, 2019
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She came into the office clutching a small piece of cloth in her hands, working the material between her fingers and staring vacantly into space.  The secretary approached the counter and asked if she could help but there was very little response.  After a few seconds, the young lady looked at the material.  She wanted […]

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Together Again

Posted on August 21st, 2019
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For 62 years they lived and worked side by side, sharing every imaginable part of life.  They raised four beautiful daughters . . . beautiful not just in appearance but in character and spirit as well.  They served their Lord at every opportunity, even joining with others of like mind to start a school that […]

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No Substitute

Posted on August 14th, 2019
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I have a friend who, for a very brief time, owned a smart car . . . you know, one of those vehicles that anticipates what is happening—or is about to happen—and reacts accordingly.  Not long after he bought it, he was driving down the road, minding his own business, when another car pulled out […]

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. . . Again

Posted on August 7th, 2019
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I’ve thought long and hard about this week—a week that came on the heels of several others that were difficult at best and heart-breaking at their worst.  On a personal level I’ve watched as classmates, co-workers, and friends buried people they loved.  I’ve watched as families came to us after losing so much already, only […]

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This Lonely, Isolated Road

Posted on July 31st, 2019
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In case you missed it, we have a new little person in our family—Malcolm Edmund Guinn.  I say little, but comparatively speaking, he might not have qualified as such upon arrival.  At 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 21 inches long, he was a big boy.  And at his two month check-up he was in the […]

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The Week

Posted on July 24th, 2019
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Last week was an incredibly hard week for them.  In the middle of it they celebrated their 27th anniversary.  At the beginning they celebrated the birth of their first born son, 25 years ago.  And at the end they marked his death at the age of 23.  Joy and joy . . . overshadowed by […]

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Castles In The Sky

Posted on July 17th, 2019
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If I were to say the words “SKY Castle” to you, what would come to mind?  Well, if you live in South Korea—or you’re a fan of all things related to that culture—you might immediately think of a television series that originated there and is currently the highest rated drama in Korean cable history.  And […]

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