The Poor You Will Always Have with You

Since the COVID shutdown in March, the homeless population in our small city has been difficult to ignore. Suddenly, many daytime locations where they accessed food, heat, and toilets disappeared, leaving them in the streets for large portions of the day. Our city, to their credit, placed porta-johns throughout town, that six months later, are …

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Until We Meet Again

I am writing this while in flight to Mexico. This trip was unplanned, like so many things these past several months. Our family has close friends south of the border. Last summer, we adventured to their hometown in our minivan. I did not anticipate returning so soon. I am going back to say farewell to …

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Now is Eternity

Our eldest disappeared over the crest of the hill. His younger brother followed him. One by one the kids made their way out of my sight. It was early spring and the ground had suddenly awakened. The sky was a dazzling blue, the grass was vibrant, and the clouds – the clouds felt so close …

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