Linda Jensen leads a relatively quiet life in Westchester County, New York, as the owner of a highly-acclaimed garden. Inherited from her parents, the garden is her pride and joy. What is not so joyful is finding a strange man sprawled near her delphiniums! The mysterious man is sick, unable to do anything more than drink water—and beg for secrecy. Ignoring all alarm bells, Linda sees to his needs, but her caring act takes on unexpected significance, an unpresentable glory.


The Final Word

Does your gut kick up a fuss over Good Friday like mine does? I FEEL the pain of it all—too much. My head tells me that Jesus’ crucifixion brought life to my soul, but my heart agonizes over the unfathomable price tag. Good Friday takes me back 60 years to a sermon...

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Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! John Newton, who wrote these words, was indeed a wretch in his slave-hauling business but was gloriously saved. I, however, have a bit of trouble with the word. I was practically born in church and...

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A Christmas Greeting…Sort of

As this could well be my last Christmas on this planet, I want it to be TREETACULAR! First, a history lesson. Christmas trees, as we know them, have a bad rap. Egyptians, Celts, and Romans had pagan practices with trees and evergreens. Christians of the 16th century...

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She Died Laughing

My oncologist tells me it’s time to get serious about the prospect of dying, and I’m taking his advice. I decided long ago that wringing my hands won’t help, nor would clinging to the bedposts in abject fear, as Scrooge did. No, instead, I searched my Humor folder and...

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A Pun in Honor of Ellie’s Broken Kneecap (aka patella)

Is a choir that sings on bended knee an a patella Choir? (Thank you, Donnie!) I managed to make a big splash in the grocery store when I tripped over the corner of the plum display and landed in ignominy. I finally agreed to an ambulance ride to the hospital, laughing...

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Author Eleanor Gustafson

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