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Toni Campbell
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Life's Like That
From my fireside vantage point yesterday, I watched the snow blow sideways. The wind whipped the tiny flakes into a fury, creating a visually impenetrable wall of white. My mind flashed back to the day before. 61 degrees. Warm sunshine. Short sleeves and mo...

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Oh Where is My Hairbrush?!
The messages from the motel came in for days on end. Each lasted several minutes. "I need a hair brush," "I need a blanket," "I need clothes," "I need more food." No mention of the magic word "please." No intonation indicating the needs were requests. They ...

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Confessions of a Fixer
I'm a fixer. I want to make everything better.  I want everyone to be happy. Unfortunately, that's just not possible. Sometimes I just have to admit things are out of my control. Sometimes I can't make anything better. The need is too great and my resources...

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I'm a doer and a fixer. I want to make everything better.  I want everyone to be happy. But that's just not possible. Sometimes I just have to admit things are out of my control. Sometimes I can't make anything better. The need is too great. And I don't lik...

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Death, Life, and Orchids
I was proud I'd kept the orchid given to me as a birthday gift alive for more than two years. It was quite a feat since I have a "black thumb". I have killed hearty cacti, and now I was responsible for this exquisitely fragile flower. Every Wednesday, I fai...

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The Best Gift Ever
Her request was simple. "If you ever have an extra one of those, could I have it?" She stopped rubbing her thin arms against the cold long enough to point toward the hand-held can opener on the faded wooden table in front of us. Anna continued..."the church...

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The Day I Shoplifted...
So the story begins - yesterday. Yes, my indiscretion isn't a skeleton from the closet of my younger days, it happened just 24 hours ago. Most of you can probably relate to the way this whole scenario started. I headed into Walmart to buy some cat food, and...

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High Places
"The high places however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there." As I read through I and II Kings I see over and over again, "He did evil in the eyes of the Lord"...king, after king, after king. Every once in a w...

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Catch 'Em All
I was surprised to see so many people entering at once. Sure, it was a gorgeous summer evening. but since the park closes at dusk, they should've been heading for their cars to slowly drive past the grazing herds of deer on their way to the exit, not stream...

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This Post's For You
Her hand trembled a little as I grasped it to join the group in prayer over the meal. Frail and weak, she had used all her energies to make it a memorable day for me. The trembling hand belonged to my wonderful mother who had been battling cancer for almost...
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