Category Archives: courage

THE DARKEST HOUR

Yesterday, Paul and I took advantage of the $5.00 movie deal and went to see a movie I was anxious to view.  My friend, Julie, is a big fan of Winston Churchill, and I wanted to see for myself why.  The … Continue reading

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LET’S HONOR OUR VETERANS

I’m a little late getting my post out today, since I’m getting our house ready for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.  I know it’s early, but I happen to have grown up in Wisconsin and married a Wisconsin hunter.  We sired a … Continue reading

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LAND OF THE FREE

All the hubbub of standing for our National Anthem at any sporting event is taking the spotlight big time.  Who would’ve thought that our nation, built on the blood of brave men and women, would be called out for singing … Continue reading

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WHO ARE THE REAL HEROES?

Memorial – remembrance – holding one in high esteem for deeds accomplished – the fallen, the wounded, the broken – the men and women who lay their lives on the line, every day and night for the safety of others.  That … Continue reading

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MY BASEMENT IS A DUNGEON

(This is not actually our basement, but looks sort of like it.) We moved from the city last fall, into a farm house which was originally built in 1875.  This little treasure was almost completely destroyed during the tornado of … Continue reading

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STUFF HAPPENS

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr. I started writing a novel a few years ago.  Sometimes you have to put your writing away for a while and brood … Continue reading

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STRONG & COURAGEOUS

‘Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.’ – Christopher Robin to Winnie-the-Pooh We all can accomplish more than we think we can.  In times of crisis, we … Continue reading

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GOOD GRIEF

Poor, old Charlie Brown – never could cut a break. One of the world’s most favorite cartoon characters, created by Charles M. Schulz had a daily struggle with the same kinds of problems we often face. If it wasn’t being … Continue reading

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BACK FROM LUNCH

Well a week ago, I was trying to sneak in a quick post to indicate that I would be offline for a while, because I was running a 9 AM to 3:30 PM musical theater camp.  Needless to say, I … Continue reading

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BOUND FOR A NEW WORLD

   There were 102 on board the small sailing vessel. Half of them, tired of the corruption in the Church of England, bound for a new life where they could worship as they pleased; half eager to invest time and … Continue reading

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WE THE PEOPLE …

  Please forgive my reposting this post from 4-3-14.  My garden is keeping me busy so I’m cheating and using an old one.  It’s still pertinent in light of all thEchaos in our country. I am very concerned about the state … Continue reading

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THE TWO FACES OF MAN

   This weekend we enjoyed a high school musical production of “Jekyll & Hyde,” the horrific story of an ordinary man overtaken by the ultimate evil.  The haunting melodies and passionate lyrics were entirely captivating.  Originally penned by Robert Louis … Continue reading

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LIVE IN ME

Before each nerve was sewn, or breath of life inspired, Before each muscle formed, or potter’s clay was fired, He knew me even then.  His hand was on my heart, He shaped me with His power.  With Him I’ll never … Continue reading

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WHY ARE SO MANY SO ANGRY?

I went in for my annual physical this morning and while waiting, I heard a woman’s voice screaming at the top of her lungs.  At first it scared me, because I have seen video clips of people freaking out at … Continue reading

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PRAY

   Do you ever wonder if your prayers are being heard or if they even matter?  When you think about it, there are over seven billion people in the world.  Not all of them pray, but if even half of … Continue reading

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NUMBER MY DAYS

Our days are numbered in God’s timeline. We don’t know how long, where or when, but we will all die. There is no question about it.  We have no control over it. Consider these days He has given us as … Continue reading

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A MAN AND HIS DOG

I used to drive into town from the suburbs almost every day of the week. I’m usually like a deer with eyes fixed on the headlights. I don’t often notice what’s going on In my periphery. My eyes usually stay … Continue reading

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SPIRIT

You were there when the mountains were carved, when life exploded, When rivers were formed and when man was created from the dust. You fill men with courage, honor, conscience, love, peace, endurance, faith, You danced upon the heads of … Continue reading

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AND THEY’RE OFF!

   I don’t think there’s a person in our country that doesn’t know the 2016 presidential race is now officially underway.  The first potential female president threw her hat into the ring via a tweet and social media has exploded … Continue reading

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE

Mondays are great days to start over.  It’s the perfect time to  do something we ‘ve never done before.    It can be day 1 of  that new diet or the start of a new job.  Maybe you’re thinking about a totally different career or a … Continue reading

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