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NOT MY PLAN: June 27-30,  2017
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Fiery Trials

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 3:30 PM



Dad burnt our garbage in two old oil barrels. On rural farms in 1960, this was a common practice. We lived too far from the city dump. Burning trash intrigued me. At times, it was a spectacular display. Each burning object exhibited a different hue from yellow, orange, bright red to a deep violet. ...

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The MAN in Manchester By the Sea

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 1:05 PM

The Movie Manchester By the Sea intrigued me. Hopefully, it would be an interesting “chick flick”. Since my husband was on a business trip, I went by myself.

 

The opening scene began with a group of adult men playing pool, swearing and drunk. Disappointed again.  Why can’t a movie be told without fowl language? Do...

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THE WAITING ROOM

Posted on June 10, 2016 at 2:45 AM
The Waiting Room

Last night I placed a popcorn bag into the microwave to enjoy a snack while watching my favorite television episode of Downton Abbey. During the commercial break, I usually prepared my popcorn before the commercial concluded. La...

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Good Bye Terry Redlin

Posted on April 28, 2016 at 6:25 PM
Good Bye Terry Redlin

Artist Terry Redlin captured the nostalgia of Midwest living. He painted each outdoor scene with a mystic glow of sun light reflecting across the canvas. Miraculously, he gave us a snap shot of country living including: corn fields, harvest time, winter nature, and Christmas at the white country church. I first discove...

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My Devoted Sister

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM


My Devoted Sister

 

In November, Mother rested a soft pink bundle on my lap as I sat on the sofa next to my older brother. At the top of the blanket appeared two little eyes crowned with curly dark hair. My baby sister didn’t look like me. After two photographs, mother informed us our sister’s name is Yvonne Rena. It seemed like a lo...

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Stayed Tuned

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 6:05 PM



Stay Tuned.

What radio station do you listen to? Is it music, news, weather, a talk show or sports? My husband listens to the Love Channel which plays the tops hits from the 1970s and 1980s. Frankly, they are boring to me. Maybe I am not a romantic. ...

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Memories of Little Chick

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 6:25 PM





Memories of Little Chick

One spring day, Grandma Mae presented three baby chicks to our family. Delighted, I gave her a big hug. Their bright yellow feathers were soft and delicate. My brother Carl located a large cardboard box and found a shallow...

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From the Lips of a Child

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM


From the Lips of a Child

"Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?" James 3:10-11


Brooke Schrader walked into my office last week, an eleven-year-old girl with soft blonde hair, a smattering of freckles, pixie-like eyes and a full mout...

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Pushed by Enemies

Posted on April 2, 2016 at 4:15 PM


Pushed by Enemies.

The children of Israel welcomed the day they were freed from slavery. No more endless hours of heavy labor, little food, and battered bodies. Their hearts rejoiced as the packed their belongings to leave Egypt forever. With gleeful anticipation, ...

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Beaten and Bruised

Posted on March 26, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Beaten and Bruised

Beaten, bruised, and whipped forty lashes until near death, Jesus suffered. Then they nailed him to a cross. Fighting to breathe, Jesus arched his back to swallow a gulp of air. With wounded hands, Jesu...

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