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Posts by Diane Karchner

Trust in the Wisdom of a Child

Diane Karchner

Lotti’s trust sometimes overwhelms me. My two-year-old granddaughter trusts so sweetly, so completely. As we walk to the top of the stairs after her nap, she grabs my hand instinctively, knowing that I will keep her safe. Her travel down the steps will be okay because Gram’s got a hold of her little hand. Complete,…

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Depth Upon Depth of Pride

Diane Karchner

If any of you lacks wisdom, ask God and he will give it generously, without finding fault. ~James 1:5 (NIV) There is not a day that goes by that I have not had to – or failed to – take captive a pride-filled thought or opinion. Pride is just so insidious for me! If I was…

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The Mirror Never Lies

Diane Karchner

I had some friends but they’re gone, Somethin’ came and took them away. I don’t care if I’m hungry or poor, I’m gonna get me some of them. ~Friends (Singer: Bette Midler; Songwriters: M.Klingman, B.Linhart)   I have found myself in that place – I had some friends, but they’re gone, somethin’ came and took…

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Hoarding the Simple

Diane Karchner

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost I have never been a hoarder, at least the kind TV shows are…

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