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Clare Cardia

Clare Cardia is a pseudonym for a United Methodist pastor and former newspaper journalist. The author’s name, and that of “Miss Em,” have been changed to protect Miss Em’s privacy.

The matriarch

Learning to work with the elderly church secretary is a lesson in love for a new pastor.

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