Deck Cheatham

Trespass

“And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” (Matthew 6:12).  “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6: 14,15, NKJV).  Beyond the rote recitation of our …

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Half Harry

Half Harry earned his nickname. Known by everyone in town for half his life, Half Harry never finished anything. No matter what he attempted, he simply could not end what he started. It was not that he did not possess the necessary skills, Half Harry simply distracted himself. Curiosity moved him on. Half of his …

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The Choice

The bell above the doorjamb jingled as Concetta entered the store. Warm air dispensed her shivers. Removing her cap, she shook the outside chill from her hair, then brushed the snow from her coat. Relieved to be inside now, she turned her mind and eyes toward the reason for her visit.  Concetta knew the store …

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A Word Of Prayer

Underpinning asking and receiving, common with giving thanks, prayer is listening, understanding and submission. Prayer can assert itself in conversation not simply with God but also with those we engage by the giving of who we are.   Prayer, in less than a circuitous way, makes me wonder about my Southern upbringing. Uppermost in this fabric …

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