Category Archives: America

A PHOENIX RISING OUT OF THE ASHES

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 … Continue reading

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HOW SOON WE FORGET

One of the most dramatic photographs that appeared right after the destruction in New York on September 11, 2001, shows the skeletal remains of the Twin Towers . The towers are silhouetted in the midst of smoke, ash and death. … Continue reading

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NOT DEAD YET!

It may seem that anyone over 70 is ready for the grave, but we still have a lot to offer.  About one third of U.S. Senators are over 70 – nice part time job for a retiree – but I … Continue reading

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OLD TIME CURE ALLS

I remember spending summer vacations at my grandparents’ farm. It was quite an experience for a city girl to become a country mouse for a couple months. I recall going shopping in the big grocery store in the nearest town … Continue reading

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DIRTY WINDOWS

We have some major construction going on just a short distance from our home. A major highway, which is within earshot of our backyard is being remade to accommodate for the increase in traffic. The construction is on its second … Continue reading

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LIFE BEGINS

Two join together as one and allow God to do His handiwork. Carefully He knits each cell together Into intricate patterns. He places vital organs into protected areas which otherwise might be vulnerable. He slowly determines the exact number of … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR REALITY?

I think it’s time for a reality show that actually shows normal people, living ordinary lives, going through difficulties, joys, fun times, death, pain, grief. Thus it would be the life of moi and probably a lot of other people … Continue reading

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WELLNESS CHECK

I am at the age where a “wellness check” is filed with questions like, “do you feel safe at home?” or “look at these three words and I’ll ask you to remember them at the end of the exam.” I … Continue reading

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LAUGH WITH YOUR CHILDREN

I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Queen of England yucking it up with her kid, but there it is. Even though the Queen had little to do with the actual parenting of her children,, at least she laughedwith them … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I PRAY WHEN I’M ANGRY?

Each day comes with a new challenge. We may be staring at danger – hopelessness – fear – anxiety. Our hearts may be filled with anger because of the state of our country. We could be angry by all the … Continue reading

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DON’T LET DOUBT GET IN THE WAY

Some days I wake up wondering if my prayers will ever be answered. I have doubts and fears about my future and what God has planned for me. I think that He doesn’t hear me when I pray and that … Continue reading

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BE MY ANCHOR, LORD

I’ve purposefully been avoiding the news, but turn it on occasionally when I need a weather update. I did so yesterday and my avoidance of the ugliness in this world woke me to a striking reminder of the state of … Continue reading

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LET FACTS BE SUBMITTED TO A CANDID WORLD

Today is one of celebration for our country, as we honor our independence from tyrannical rule on July 4, 1776.  Flags will be raised, parades held, firework displays will explode to re-announce our freedom.  Do we know what it’s all … Continue reading

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WHERE EAGLES DARE

Majestic eagle spreads his wings, a span of eight feet wide, The pinions of those glorious wings with heaven soon collide, His feathers made for reaching God, they also serve to save, Protection for those learning how to take off … Continue reading

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PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION . . .

When the United States declared its independence over 200 years ago, the words were carefully thought out and determined by men of character, high moral conduct and intelligence. The words which have stood the test of time, begin with the … Continue reading

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PREPARING FOR THE BATTLE

The father of our country, George Washington, was right in his quote, “In time of peace, prepare for war.” Our heavenly Father wants us to be ready for the battles we face too. Every day is a battle in some … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY WISDOM – FAMILY TREE

We had a visit from our flower girl of almost 58 years ago, recently. She’s in the process of researching her family tree, which includes my husband. I’ve always thought it would be interesting to study my family tree and … Continue reading

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ARE THESE THE GOOD OLD DAYS?

Our country’s short history has seen some amazing accomplishments.  When you think about how quickly technology has advanced in just the past 30 years, it’s astounding.  Most kids don’t even know what a cassette player is, or the mention of … Continue reading

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TWO SPECIAL DADS

These wo special fathers left this world much too young, but are not forgotten. My dad was raised by a single mother, along with his three siblings. No one ever speaks about his father, except to say that he abandoned … Continue reading

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GOD, THE FATHER OF ALL

Jesus made a point of using parables (earthly stories with a heavenly meaning) to illustrate His Father’s plan for us in our own lives. In the story of the Prodigal Son, we hear of a man who had two sons. … Continue reading

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