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When I think of Jesus’ parables, I think the Lost Coin has got to be one everyone can identify with. After all, I think most of us have misplaced or lost something at least once in our lives, and we know the joy of finding that lost thing. What I find interesting is it doesn’t seem to matter how small the thing is we’ve lost. We’re just so glad to have found it, and when we find it, there’s an urge to tell everyone about it.

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Paper is the traditional first wedding anniversary gift.
Many may think this is a monetary reflection. However, paper is so much more.

Paper is resilient
sturdy
forgiving
flexible.
The foundation
and keeper
of history.

Bringer of hope
peace
Love.
The chronologer of a great story.

So,
like the cherished book,
such is our marriage,
full of life,
with sorrows,
excitement,
joy,
hope.
most of all,
Strength.
Strong so that nothing,
Nothing
Can tear it apart.

August 15, 2005