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Raking and Thinking


November 1, 2018

Autumn is such an inspirational time. The sky is blue, the air is fresh, and the colors are changing. The year is drawing to a close, and there is ample time to reflect—while you rake.

I have a huge yard with two giant cottonwoods and numerous other smaller trees, all of which afford me plenty of raking time, time to ponder life’s biggest questions: Why are we here? To serve others? To reach our potential? To rake?

As I rake, I think about the futility of life…and the futility of raking the thousands of leaves on my lawn when there are still millions of leaves on my trees, many of t...

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