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A serendipitous moment is a surprise blessing. Sometimes they happen to you; sometimes you have to look for them. J.Schaap found a serendipitious blessing in an old cassette tape. On it was a voice he hadn't heard for a long time.

"Some time ago, I unearthed an old cassette tape, a sermon my grandfather preached in December of 1951, Oostburg, Wisconsin, the town where I was born and reared. Years ago, my uncle gave it to me, a man who himself has been gone for decades.

I knew that sermon was delivered in my home town, the church where I spent my first seven years or so; I knew it when, halfway through, a train went by on the tracks just a few hundred yards west. It was an evening service."...Click here to read more.

Stuff in the Basement - Writer & educator J. Schaap writes about life and the things that matter to him.