Category Archives: corona virus

SATURDAY PRAYER

Dear God, ruler of heaven earth, you have brought me through another week.  I thank you for your love, your protection, your wisdom and constant care. Things are getting so strange in this world of ours.  Of course you know … Continue reading

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AGING FOR THOSE WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR

I’m currently in the process of brainstorming, which could be dangerous for a 78 year old woman.  The storming of my brain is nothing new, but the subject matter has changed over time.  I used to write about funny parenting … 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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ONCE UPON A TIME

This post was written shortly after Memorial Day, 2020, beginning the summer of our discontent. The climate was right.  Summer heat had overtaken the city.  It was a holiday – a day of remembrance for those who had died defending … Continue reading

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AMERICA – MORE THAN A NATION

We have come through another year of birthday celebrations for our nation.  This one was not the usual party.  Our nation has been in the midst of more growing pains as the corona virus struck all of us, giving us … 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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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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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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SUNDAY PRAYER

Dear, God, This has been quite a week.  As restrictions began to loosen, there was a new sense of freedom.  The fear of contracting a disease had somewhat lessened, but still we were unsure about many things. On Monday, a … Continue reading

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HEAVEN IS MY HOME

For most of us the year 2020 should be eliminated from the historical calendar.  What should’ve been another year of prosperity and growth has been tampered with by science, the political realm, the local scene, violence, anger, hatred and all … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME . . .

A tale of many cities had forged its way through the land, forcing those in its path to hide away for a while – to rest securely in the comfort of their dwellings – to abandon the places which once … Continue reading

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HEROES DON’T KNOW THEY’RE HEROES

A true hero doesn’t need to be recognized for his acts of courage.  The act is enough.  The field of battle has changed over the years.  The enemies have come in all sizes and shapes.  Some of those enemies have … Continue reading

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THE HEART OF THE CHURCH

In the past few months we’ve been socially distanced from our churches.  Not only are we not permitted to worship together in one place, but we’ve not been able to partake of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, because of … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

Dear, Lord, Some days I feel like I can do all things through your bounty and grace.  There are also days when I feel overloaded with worry.  I think a lot about those I love – family, dear friends, those … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY

One of the many photo ops on social media is to post a picture from your past on Thursdays. Maybe the photo is from a time before you knew them and you wouldn’t recognize that person in a million years. … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME …

For many years the land was full of plenty.  The people grew accustomed to having much of what they needed and many had more than they could handle.  There were still those who lived on the streets – who filled … Continue reading

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THE SKY ISN’T FALLING

When I was a kid, it was always fun to hear a story right before going to bed.  I think some of them were meant to scare us to pieces, while others had some kind of moral.  We heard from … Continue reading

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WHO ARE WE?

Someone once said, “Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.” Change can be good; it can drive us crazy; it can be difficult, but it will happen to everyone. When something disrupts our comfort zone it can really … Continue reading

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A NEW KIND OF GRADUATION

“Education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. … We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The graduating class of … Continue reading

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LIMITATIONS & RESTRICTIONS

Just look at those eyes.  This poor pup normally has this look on his face, even when he’s content.  Put a cage in front of him or any other animal and that face becomes desperate, hopeless, disturbed and so much … Continue reading

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