An Unexpected Picnic Guest

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Her name was Gail, and I met her at our church picnic on the lawn about 10 years ago. She was sitting in the bushes at the edge of the parking lot. I was leaving the picnic with a full belly and heart after a morning of worship and fellowship at church and a lunch of fried chicken. I noticed her...

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The Joy of a Pink Flamingo Necklace

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A note, concert tickets, a piece of jewelry? What’s a gift you have been given that you have never forgotten? For me it is a bright pink, plastic flamingo necklace from the NC State Fair. It’s quite tacky, really. But it was given to me 15 years ago by my five year old daughter who...

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Blessing of a Pumpkin Investigation

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I showed up at Montclaire Elementary school at 3pm as planned. After being shown the routine by the Greater Enrichment Program (GEP) director we ended up at the playground. It was a beautiful and sunny fall afternoon and the kids were swarming around the jungle gym. As the kids started to line...

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