Category Archives: America

OUR REDEMPTION IS FREE

We’ve all been slaves to something or other in this life.  The greatest burden we carry is is our long list of wrong doings towards others.  There is nothing that strips us of our freedom more than forgetting what the … Continue reading

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HERE’S THE CHURCH, HERE’S THE STEEPLE . . . .

  Remember this little game we played while trying to be quiet in church as children?  The rhyme went like this: Here’s the church and there’s the steeple. Open the door and see all the people. We would clasp our … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON THE CONGRESS

Today, I’ve decided to print some quotes about the American Congress – that noble group of elected officials who seem to have forgotten who they work for.  Not much has changed since the beginning of our independence. “Reader, suppose you … Continue reading

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SOCIAL MEDIA FAILS

Forrest Gump’s mama had it right when she said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”  The Pinterest photo above is evidence of how things usually turn out in real life. The … Continue reading

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NEVER SAY NEVER

You’re born into an ordinary life to people of little means.  You have barely gotten to know your mother’s face when she has been torn from you.  Your tiny body is given up by her in order to save you … Continue reading

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER . . .

In the nineteen twenties, American women had the right to vote in their first election.  They voiced their desire for better education and health care,  Sexual freedom was the talk of the day.  Gangsters ruled large cities as they trafficked … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENCE

We recently went through the tedious process of setting up a new internet and cable network.  That in itself was a feat beyond compare for those of us in our 70s.  If it has anything to do with technology, us … Continue reading

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WE HAVE A CHOICE

We never seem to outgrow fear.  It’s an emotion that carries with it the scars of a lifetime.  It’s something that grows with the years.  Add our prejudices, anger, our negativity and our selfishness to it and we have a … Continue reading

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WHERE DOES YOUR STRENGTH COME FROM?

It’s summertime here in Minnesota.  Fish are jumping and the corn will be knee high by the fourth of July.  Folks are venturing out of their cocoons as restrictions are slowly lifted – some with the frenzy of anxiety driving … Continue reading

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LORD IN YOUR MERCY, HEAR OUR PRAYER

Dear, Lord, Another week has passed in this time of the unknown.  Every day brings a new challenge.  Each problem seems to create more problems and the systemic pain seems to cause more and more destruction to the entire body … Continue reading

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DON’T WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW . . .

Each day is a blessing.  We’ve made it through another night.  Our hearts are beating and breath fills our lungs.  We’re not dead yet. There are times when I wish that my life would end.  I’m the age where many … Continue reading

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NO GOD, NO PEACE – KNOW GOD, KNOW PEACE …..

          There is no vacuum in the human heart. Certain demolitions take place, and it is well that they do, but on condition that they are followed by reconstructions. Victor Hugo My state has launched an … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME – UPRISING

The climate was right.  Summer heat had overtaken the city.  It was a holiday – a day of remembrance for those who had died defending their fellow man. In one part of the city, a white man, hired to serve … Continue reading

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SORTING THROUGH THE ASHES

Way back in time, we were introduced to televised news. The invention brought us closer to events that shocked, disturbed and incited many.  As years passed, we became used to this means of communication.  We relied on it to predict … Continue reading

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LIVES MATTER

I wonder if we can ever love each other as Christ first loved us.  Hatred and violence are ugly tools of the devil, which he uses to divide us.  We must fight him with every ounce of strength that God … Continue reading

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FIRE & BLOOD IN THE STREETS

Pools of crimson stain the streets. People running, hiding, covering themselves and those near them, Fear ensues, then pain, followed by anger and rage, Faces and heads shrouded in black, Too cowardly to show themselves, Misdirected, Searching, Groping for something to … Continue reading

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STOP THE INSANITY

Many will look at this post today and assume I’m a sanctimonious racist.  Some will accuse  me of being out of touch with the world.  The truth is, I’m a white woman.  I’m a Christian.  I’m a human being. I … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME . . .

There once was a woman who loved to create beautiful things from the earth.  Each year she’d long for the winter cold to vanish so she could lay seeds in the ground and watch them grow.  She loved to pull … Continue reading

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TWO MORE WEEKS

Early on in this “stay at home” policy, I noted that it seemed we were being required to do this in two week increments.  I’m not sure if that deadline is meant to encourage us to be optimistic that this … Continue reading

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SATURDAY SOUND OFF

Saturday seems as good a day as any to rant.  I try not to do so, but it’s trending today, so I thought I’d get on the bandwagon.  What stage of grief are we in now?  What’s happening in our … Continue reading

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