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World Changer

“Don’t bother!” Says the small voice in my head. “It’s just a drop in the ocean!” “The suffering in this world’s too great!” “Don’t waste your time and emotions!” What if the pain of the many don’t add? But what if great need comes in ONE? Wouldn’t we make ONE entirely glad With whatever for ONE is done? “Lord, teach me to help the ONE next to me – Ease ONE’s load – take care of his pain Despite this whole world of sadness still see, The whole world of ONE can be changed.”… Read more World Changer

Deconstruction

I am sitting here in the middle of summer, bogged down by winter. In early spring our roof partially collapsed from the weight of ice and snow. We noticed our dilemma in the middle of April after the snow finally melted. Since then we have been busy with insurance adjusters, structural engineers, desk adjusters, and eventually a builder. All have come to the same conclusion, namely that a complete tear-off is necessary before more snow comes. This process includes the removal of the entire roof structure. Shingles, decking, rafters, fascia… Read more Deconstruction

Perfect Strangers

The phone rang and in an instant our lives changed. While I forget many ordinary tasks I perform during the day, I will never forget what I was doing when my son called me on his cell at 8:33 a.m. to tell me that his older brother collided with a vehicle while they both were on an early morning bicycle ride. I was braiding my daughter’s hair. I left her sitting with a half braid and rushed to the accident, only three miles from our house. First responders were already… Read more Perfect Strangers