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    Loose Lips or Tongue-Tied

    Years ago, Ken and I hung out with another young couple we truly enjoyed. The wife was a high school acquaintance of Ken’s, and we found each other in another town where we both lived for a few years.  The…

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    Gray Matters

      “What do you do with a general when he stops being a general?”   “White Christmas” is a favorite movie in our family.  This song lyric shares one of the storylines of the film.  The plot concerns a highly decorated,…

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    I Won the Battle but Lost the War

      The tension in my classroom felt brittle, electrified.  My desk formed the final barrier, the only defense saving me from a pop in the mouth by a student’s parents. They argued, then went verbally Rambo on me, for 20…

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    Six Little Wisdom Tales Part Two

    Does not use appropriate language.    Wears inappropriate clothing.  3. Hair is messy.  4. Does not respect older members.  5.  Laughs too much. This list is only part of a longer one (15 criticisms in all) presented to my husband…

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    Six Little Wisdom Tales

    “My church designed their own shirts.  We don’t like those.”  Our planning meeting, comprised of music ministers from various churches, halted abruptly.  Working out details for a multi-church, city-wide, national worship event created a full agenda.  Decisions about music, clothing…