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It’s harvest time in the country, with farmers busy in the fields at all hours of the day collecting the annual crops.
I imagine I am a shepherd in Judea at the time of Jesus. My cousin Reuben agrees to watch the sheep, so I can go listen to Jesus speak.
Fall is the time of year when we enjoy the different trees and the range of colors they display as the leaves start to change.
Memories are strange things at times because you never know what triggers recollections from the aging gray matter.
And suddenly summer is over.
Father Altman did not go quietly into the night.
Maisie is a 10-years-old or older, Buff Tiger with White, spayed female.
It’s the time of year when college students across the country pack up their belongings and head to campus.
Carbonara is a 4-month-old+, black with white, neutered male.
By third grade, I believed original sin was real. Adam and Eve had sinned. Their sin was passed on to every human being that followed. We were not born graced. We were taught that we had a “black mark” on our soul.
A regular reader and friend recently asked where I come up with story ideas and if I ever get writer’s block.
Do teachers still require students coming back to school to write about what they did on their summer vacation?
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News flash! Your sins and my sins did not cause Jesus to be nailed to the cross. To paraphrase: Jesus did not have to die on the cross for our salvation.
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