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Remedial Lesson Prompted by Facebook and Lent

The other day I posted a little verse I wrote years ago which was about how not to pray. It appears that almost no one looked at it, but I do hope that the couple of people who said that … Continue reading

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A Test and A Gift

Amidst the junk emails that come to my personal email account are those few from friends and family with news or an article worth taking time to read, a story worth a listen, or maybe a few cartoons or photos … Continue reading

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Character — Be One and Have One

Some of my family and quite a few of my friends are real characters. They are unique – one of a kind, human gems. Some make you laugh or roll your eyes; a few tell very highly embroidered tall tales. … Continue reading

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Holding On, Holding Fast, Keeping On

Since June of 2018, I haven’t written very much. We were in Arizona preparing to sell our house and move to Ohio. We arrived in Ohio in September of 2018, and since that time our lives have been pretty well … Continue reading

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Our Hands Are Full

We are too old for this. Perhaps it is punishment for our sins. Maybe it is just the jest of the devil to make us curse our lot. It might be intended as a little entertainment, so others will sit … Continue reading

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Bone Tired, Frayed Nerves, Great Kindnesses

During the last three or four weeks my husband and I have dismantled two beds and have arranged them and one additional bed frame along with two dressers, a nightstand, a couple chairs and some random furniture oddments compounded with … Continue reading

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Curve Balls. Worry. Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is later this week and as all holidays are known to do from time to time,  it is showing up a time when I don’t feel particularly in the mood. I don’t know what is going on in your … Continue reading

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Waiting on God – when your back is to the wall . . .

There have been a few times in my life when I would say I was in a very bad place. Not often. Not horrible. But very nervous making and very uncomfortable. There have been a few times when it seemed … Continue reading

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On Manure – Some Doggerel

When you have a tough problem that plagues you And you’ve added some worry and stress You will notice a sweet smell arising: ‘tis a mountain of dung you possess! Adding worry won’t lesson your burden Quite the opposite thing … Continue reading

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Prayer is Needed

For weeks we have followed news reports of two massive hurricanes — Harvey and now Irma.  The projected pathways have modified, and reactions of those possibly in harm’s way have varied immensely.  Some seemed not much worried as they prepared … Continue reading

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