Category Archives: Encouragement

LOONEY TOONS

  I remember Saturday mornings being a time of watching cartoons.  Occasionally, when there’s nothing on TV, I’ll tune in the Cartoon Network. In fact, on my wedding day, I spent the morning watching cartoons.   Maybe it was like saying … Continue reading

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CRUSHED, BUT NOT DEAD

ORIGINALLY POSTED 11/06/2017 Ezekiel 37:11-14 “Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’  Therefore prophesy and say to … Continue reading

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ELECTRONIC CHAOS

Every time a computer glitch occurs, I can count on being tied up for at least eight hours.  This amazing device, which normally can save hours has the capacity to make a sweet old granny very cranky. This morning I … Continue reading

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HUGS

It used to be that hugs were natural.  Now we must be careful not to offend or give the wrong message.  Over my lifetime, I’ve seen a gradual loss in the show of any kind of physical affection in our … Continue reading

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MONDAY – BRING IT!

Mondays are kind of like the recurring Ground Hog Day movie.   We go through life, thinking this is as good as it gets – go to bed and repeat the same from day to day.  Mondays have a way of … Continue reading

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CRUSHED BUT NOT WITHOUT HOPE

Ezekiel 37:11-14 “Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’  Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is … Continue reading

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LIKE A DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS

A RERUN FROM LAST YEAR ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© Last night. as I drove home from the country, I half expected to have a deer jump out into the darkened roads.  The sun goes down much earlier now and … Continue reading

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GOALS

Mondays are great for setting new goals, fulfilling old ones and just starting over.  Maybe you failed at that diet you promised to stay on last week – try again.  I’ve tried this for 75 years and it still doesn’t work.  You … Continue reading

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STEREOTYPES

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME 7/30/14 A stereotype is defined as an over-simplified or standardized conception of a culture, profession or group.  How often do we categorize people?  For example, everyone knows that cops and donuts go together – right?  The Italian people are … Continue reading

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THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE

I like the idea of the Swiss Cheese Diet.  If nothing else, everything you eat, would fall right out.  I’ve spent most of my life on a diet.  I didn’t start out fat.  I weighed in at 7 pounds 75 years ago. … Continue reading

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GOODBYE AUGUST

This was the view out my living room window on this day last year at our old, old house. The air is fresh and crisp today.  Skies are clear and brilliant blue.  Usually we don’t have much change in color until … Continue reading

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TOMORROW

This picture was taken a few years ago, when my granddaughter appeared in “Annie, with a Twist.”  The story was an adaptation of the famous Little, Orphan Annie and Oliver Twist, who in my version turned out to be lost relatives.  Through … Continue reading

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DEAR GRANDSON, AS YOU GRADUATE

To my second born, grandson, Joshua – There are a million things I could write about all your funny sayings, your accomplishments, your personality, but I’d like to focus this letter on who you are today and who you will become … Continue reading

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UNCAGED

“Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.” Victor Hugo Yesterday, we had the opportunity to ride through the Smoky Mountains.  … Continue reading

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TINY TREASURES

ORIGINALLY POSTED 7/09/14 by atimetoshare.me I happen to have a selective memory.  It’s a good defense mechanism allowing me to forget some of the not-so-good times in my life.  The problem with that is some of the tiniest treasures can be packed … Continue reading

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THE SKY IS 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 a moral at the end.  We heard from … Continue reading

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RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow As a child I used to … Continue reading

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WHAT’S MISSING IN CHCH? U R!

Church attendance has been dwindling over the past few years. A lot of folks don’t think it’s necessary to participate in corporate worship.  Many young people feel the church is full of hypocrites and those who live much differently outside … Continue reading

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LET’S TALK

The cartoon reminds me of a situation when my husband owned his own business.  He was dressed in his grubbies, painting the lettering on his front door, when a salesman arrogantly pushed him aside and asked to speak to the … Continue reading

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WHEN WORDS GET IN THE WAY

“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” A. A. Milne It … Continue reading

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