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Day 8: Blackouts, Candles, and Forgotten Service

Growing up when the power would go out, we didn’t have cell phones and the internet to stay connected to the world let alone track weather radar or get updates on when power would be restored. Though as infrequently as we would lose power, I vividly remember two things: the initial excitement of things going dark and then my mother yelling to my father, “where are the candles?!”

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Day 17: Coupons, Back Rubs, and True Greatness

When I was little I once gave my mom a homemade coupon book for her birthday, many years. Have you ever done that? I put in things like one free back rub, cook a meal, breakfast in bed and doing a load of laundry. This gift was both the easiest and the hardest thing to give.

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Day 21: Party Planners, the Lottery, and the Will of God

I once knew a woman who had a really great reason for wanting to be rich. She used to say, “I want to marry a rich man, so I can serve the Lord by having all kinds of fun parties!” You might laugh, like I did, but she really thought that serving God would be much more to her liking if she could do what she loved.

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