Published June 18th, 2012 by

‘Here's a song for you to sing in the dark times’, wrote my long-distance friend Fern. She knew I was having an MRD (Missing Ron Day).  Trusting Jesus Simply trusting…

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Published June 17th, 2012 by

When you are snowed in six days out of seven, the grade school Christmas Concert, a clear day, and snow-plowed roads, never occur at the same time so Dad hooked…

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Published June 12th, 2012 by

At 43, Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt became the youngest President in the history of the United States. While his history was not one of poverty, like earlier presidents, his own struggles…

Read More Live Like You Mean It

Published June 12th, 2012 by

Am I the only one that’s done this? I’m brushing away on my teeth and suddenly realize I’m using my electric toothbrush and scrubbing away, full force, as if it…

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Published June 12th, 2012 by

Do you value your siblings? If not, ask me what they are worth. I’ve lost one. Do you love for your spouse? If not, ask me what they are worth.…

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Published June 12th, 2012 by

Everyone tells me that the first year is hard simply because of all the ‘firsts’ alone. When our 49th wedding anniversary loomed ahead, family and friends went out of their…

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Published June 12th, 2012 by

I’ve developed some of those interesting wrinkles that plague women of a certain age. All of a sudden, lipstick bleeds into the lines (however slight!) around my mouth. By the…

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Published June 5th, 2012 by

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a…

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Published June 5th, 2012 by

I don’t remember the first time I read a book alone, but I do remember Dad teaching me to read by pointing out words in a Dick and Jane primer…

Read More See Jane Run

Published June 5th, 2012 by

The week before Maybeth Gray’s husband died, a motorist stopped at their house and asked if he might have some water for his car. Of course they gave him some.…

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