Published September 25th, 2021 by

I’m only with my Icelandic relatives for a few minutes before I catch their tone of voice, their hesitations, and drawls. In short, I suffer from Contagious Accent Syndrome.  Today,…

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Published September 24th, 2021 by

Care calls when you are making other plans. Some time ago, Dad was waiting for cancer surgery, Mom had Alzheimer’s and I lived close to them. All of a sudden,…

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Published September 23rd, 2021 by

One small vowel makes the difference. It doesn’t take much effort to be one or the other. It’s a choice we all have. You see, Jesus wants our whole heart,…

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Published September 22nd, 2021 by

Anyone of the following fills their time. These ideas from the 1800’s may not be appropriate for today’s life when we prove our love by spending as much as possible…

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Published September 21st, 2021 by

We all wear masks here for our own protection but mostly for the protection of others. Somebody told me they were smizing. I thought she made up the term but…

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Published September 20th, 2021 by

I’ve recently had difficulty updating my passwords and the password people were not at all cooperative. Their demands went something like this. Your password must contain: at least 8 characters…

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Published September 19th, 2021 by

We live in a quiet community abounding with birds, squirrels, and bunny rabbits. Unfortunately, construction around us brings the next critter up the food chain. Now we also have a…

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Published September 18th, 2021 by

The king said to him, “How many times must I make you swear to tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord?” (1 Kings 22:16, NIV)…

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Published September 17th, 2021 by

Sometimes the Psalms sound like a TV western. Take a listen. Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!  Many are saying of me, “God will…

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Published September 16th, 2021 by

P.I.G., commonly known as the Problem of Immediate Gratification, is the enemy of our willpower and self-control. We all have it in some area of our lives. It has brought…

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