Category Archives: America

20 YEARS AGO

After 9/11 every American had a sense of fear as part of their very being. In a way the terrorists had been successful because the peace we knew in this country was now disrupted and corrupted. For many months after, … Continue reading

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TWO SIDES TO HUMANITY

Today is a day of remembrance of a horrific act by terrorists on the United States some twenty years ago. When we remember this day, it’s almost always filled with images of the twin towers on fire – people jumping … Continue reading

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WASHED FROM OUR MINDS

Hidden in the ashes, trampled by the steel,Lay the sons and daughters of that day,In the years that follow, our hearts may never heal,We mourn their loss – We try to deal – We turn to God and pray. Freedom … Continue reading

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LED LIKE SHEEP

I’ve often voiced my opinion about the news media and how it’s changed over the years. Gone are the days of Edward R. Murrow, David Brinkley and Walter Cronkite. Who even remembers Paul Harvey? He was the one who put … Continue reading

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DOES NECESSITY LEAD TO INVENTION?

I wonder how Thomas Edison would’ve felt, had he given up just at the brink of discovery.  I wonder if Alexander Graham Bell ever dreamed that his telephone would some day lead to instant communication to anywhere in the world.  … Continue reading

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PUTTING WHITE CLOTHES AWAY

Some of our young women have never heard about this rule of fashion. In the early 1900s, women were going through a lot of radical changes. They gained the right to vote. They became aware that they could do more … Continue reading

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THE BATTLE BELONGS TO THE LORD

1 Samuel 17:47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” As our world … Continue reading

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THE FRONTIER ARTIST

The man in the picture is my husband, Paul.  You’ve seen much of his art on my site,, along with my poetry.  Not only is he an accomplished artist and sculptor, he’s a teacher, a naturalist, a business man, an … Continue reading

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WHEN THE WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN

With all that’s going on in our world right now, I had hoped to write a post with encouraging words about how God has this all in the palm of His hand and we’re going to get through it. Those … Continue reading

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DO YOU REMEMBER?

This photograph, reminiscent of the iconic flag raising at Iwo Jima, depicts a story of courage under fire like we’ve never seen before. On 09/11/2001 our nation was ravaged by a group of those intent on destroying our existence. Twenty … Continue reading

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I’M MAD AND SO AM

The pot is being stirred again. Not by those who love this country, but by those who would love to see her fail and be overtaken by our enemies.  In the last several years we’ve experienced a malady much more … Continue reading

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WHERE IS OUR REFUGE?

We’re living in an era of extremes.. Temperatures our rising, tempers are too. We’re experiencing drought conditions in some parts of the country while others are surrounded by floods. We hear our president give words of reassurance regarding the situation … Continue reading

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OUR NATIONAL TREASURE

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you … Continue reading

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NEGOTIATION

As Americans we often look at this word as a means whereby discussions lead to agreement on one thing or another. The word itself was derived from the Latin and basically meant to do business. Unfortunately, the tact involved in … Continue reading

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WHAT’S NEXT?

Every day it seems something new hits the headlines. We’re fearful of a variant of COVID. We fear for the safety of our country. We wonder about our political leaders and their competency. We hear of horrific crimes against humanity. … Continue reading

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Summer Memories

We’re two thirds of the way through summer and this time of year always brings memories of family travels. At the start of these adventures our kids were still quite young, so everything was exciting – like looking at the … Continue reading

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DISABLED BY OUR FEARS

The simplicity of Yoda’s words should be made into a plaque and hung in a conspicuous place in our homes. Fear has the ability to disable – to cripple – and crush us, if we let it. I’ve gotten hooked … Continue reading

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9/11/2001

On our watch list for last night – the movie, “D.C. 911 Time of Crisis.” We’re coming up on the 20th anniversary of this horrific event and hadn’t seen this flick, so decided to take a look. It was well … Continue reading

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ANGER HAS A SHORT FUSE

Who can forget the trouble Wylie Coyote got into as he pursued the infamous Road Runner. It all began with a stick of dynamite and a short fuse. The same was true for dear, sweet Elmer Fudd. He also was … Continue reading

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THERE’S NOTHING BUT GOOD NEWS

Some of you may know that I have absented myself from the news world for about three months now. The idea of ignorance being blissful is really quite true, and even though there are those who believe it’s important to … Continue reading

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