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Another kind of exchange

I’m thinking of another type of exchange today — it’s the exchange of my right to self-serving thoughts and actions for the privilege of thinking about and serving others.

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A Friendly Reminder

On a bench just inside our front door is a small basket with a piece of paper lying on it upon which Marti has written in her beautiful flowing cursive, “A Friendly Reminder.” It’s hard to believe that this basket, … Continue reading

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Locked up with Jesus

I had a little tea party this afternoon at three. ‘Twas very small, three guests in all, just I, myself and me. Myself ate up the sandwiches, and I drank up the tea. ‘Twas also I who ate the pie, … Continue reading

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California Highway 36

Today, we leave the town of Red Bluff, California and travel west for what our GPS says is roughly three and a half hours on California Highway 36, a little-known piece of the state highway system that passes through the … Continue reading

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Put others before you; and look outward

There was a wonderful, three-tissue story in the Times Sports section yesterday about a 17-year-old senior football player at Loyola High School in Los Angeles named Josh Morales. A week before Christmas, Josh and both his parents all tested positive … Continue reading

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Heaven is in Arizona

I am in heaven. You’ve heard of stories of people visiting heaven briefly and coming back. Lambert Dolphin has one of those stories. This is better. I’m in heaven right now. I am writing this from heaven. Contrary to popular … Continue reading

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The ice is cracking on our isolation

By the time you read this, I will be headed east on Interstate 10 towards Phoenix, Arizona, and Tempe Diablo Stadium for the first Los Angeles Angels spring training game I have attended in two years. Most of you already … Continue reading

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Till We Have Faces

Some random thoughts about the pandemic: I first encountered sidewalk dining in Europe in 1970. It was love at first sight. I loved being outdoors; I loved watching the world walk by; I loved the open feeling it gives you … Continue reading

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