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Day 4: The Yellow Brick Road, Hoarding Hope, and There’s No Place Like Home

In the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy sets out to find the wizard who can help her get back home. Along the way she runs into a collection of lost souls who are in desperate need of repair. At each encounter Dorothy is so certain of the wizard’s help that she happily invites the other misfits onto the yellow brick road with her to find the one who can heal them all.

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Day 33: Church, Offsides, and the Power of Invitation

When we were first married my wife Hayley bought us tickets to Nashville Predators hockey for my birthday. Though she had never been to a game before she wanted to participate in something I love, so we went. Before the game started I explained a few key rules to her so she wouldn’t be clueless when the puck dropped. During the game, she would often sit there while the rest of the crowd was on their feet screaming.

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Day 34: Stuffed Animals, Reality, and True Love

The Velveteen Rabbit was always a favorite read for my daughter. It’s kind of a tear jerker about a stuffed bunny who becomes real because of the love of his boy. It’s a tough journey though, and his life is almost lost when the boy gets scarlet fever and the doctor says to burn all his toys to stop the contagion. Through all the trials the bunny learns that being real means being hurt, and he learns an amazing lesson.

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