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Who Decides Whether Someone is Worthy of Kindness?

Pennie blogs regularly at The Accidental Blogger. This post first appeared there.  When does a person become unworthy of kindness? This isn’t quite a rhetorical question. But I’m not exactly looking for answers. I think there are many. This question came up in my home the day Derrick Todd Lee, a convicted serial killer, died. …

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Everything I Know, I Learned from my Father

June always reminds us of our fathers, and Carol Graham welcomes the opportunity to tell her dad’s tale and her lessons from Father. Read more from Carol on her blog. In a small German village on New Year’s Eve, 1903, my father, William Frederick, was born. He was the oldest of thirteen children. Life was challenging and …

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Forgiveness: A Great Way to Start the New Year

Call me an oddball, but I’ve never been a gift-giving conformist. The first and last time my husband and I exchanged traditional Christmas gifts was 1981. We purchased them in October, opened them in November and paid credit card bills till the following April. By our last payment, I barely remembered what we’d exchanged. For the record, …

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