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For Such a Time As This

Several years ago while I was a member of a service club I had the opportunity to be in their annual play which we did as a fundraiser for the local theater.  It was a first for me.  I had always wanted to be on stage but never had the courage.  I can’t say I had much more courage as an adult but I managed to show up at try outs and if you showed

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Better Together

I had the thrill of seeing Fleetwood Mac in concert last weekend.  It was incredible!  I have been a fan of theirs for as long as I can remember.  They were the first band I ever saw in concert and after more than 30 years, they sounded just as good as they did the first time I heard them live. As my friends and I waited for the concert to start we decided to Google

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Attending to Nudges – Not Always Convenient, but Blessings Await

I drove through the parking lot slowly and stopped in front of the vacant store front. Where did it go? I doubled checked my surroundings to make sure I was in the right place. I pulled into an empty parking stall and walked up to the locked doors. As I peered through the windows, I saw that it was true… the place where I had gotten my hair cut for more than a dozen years

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Step by Step…Stride for Stride

I was a sophomore in high school when I began running Cross Country.  Before then I hadn’t even heard of it before.  It was my biology teacher who talked me into it.  He knew exactly how to convince me too… he told me it would get me in shape for basketball season.  Done.  Sign me up up, Coach! We had practice twice a day, before and after school.  I loved to run but I knew

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Four Simple Words

I anxiously waited for my name to be called.  I stood in line behind the other graduates hoping I wouldn’t trip as I crossed the stage.  I saw several of my fellow seminarians stop to shake his hand.  I wondered if they knew him well; if he knew them by name.  If they could do it, why couldn’t I?  At last it was my turn.  He called my name and I stuck my hand out

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My plan vs. His Plan

It was after the first day of class when it happened.  I was a freshman at Cal Poly Pomona.  She called me over by name.  “Oh my gosh,” I thought.  “She knows my name!  This is it!” “Chris, I’m looking for a Team Manager and I’m wondering if you’re interested.”  Coach May said, the winningest coach in NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball.  “You’d be at practice every day and on the bench every game.  You’d

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