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What a Stray Dog Taught Me about Loving Others

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The big brown dog was standing in the parking spot I wanted. He just looked at me with a slight wag of his tail. I rolled the car forward and the dog stepped to one side, but not very far. When I came to a stop, he was looking in the window of my compact car. I wanted him to go away so I took time to check my funds and locate a coupon. The dog was still there, looking off in the distance. I pushed the door open and he snapped to attention, poking his large head around my door to greet me. I didn’t want to touch the dog because of my allergies so as I stood, I swept my hands back and forth, “Okay, back up.” He looked at me with big, pleading eyes. There was something in those eyes. At that moment, I think I understood what he wanted to say. “Will you show me some love?” A store clerk came out and the dog ran to her. As I walked around the car, I said, “Oh, I wondered who he belonged...

The Gift of Chocolate Pudding

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I was talking to my nephew on the phone recently. He asked what I had been doing and I told him I was trying to raise money to buy pictures for my book, Sweeter Than Chocolate: Developing a Healthy Addiction to God’s Word. He volunteered to make chocolate pudding and take a picture of it for my book. It’s good to be loved. It’s good to have someone eager to help me achieve simple goals. Jesus affirmed the widow who gave two copper coins to God because that was all she could afford. He praised the men who used the talents entrusted to them. He honored Mary for anointing his feet with precious perfume. Sometimes all we need to do to make a difference is assess our resources and talents to see what we have to offer others. My nephew saw a need. He assessed his resources and skills and knew he could make chocolate pudding. So he offered what he could. What resources do you have to...