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THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE

I’ve been thinking about all the sexual harassment and abuse we’ve be inundated with for the past few months and trying to put together a meaningful take on it.  I know that no matter what I’m going to say will … Continue reading

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD …

When I was a child, I would spend my summer vacations at my grandparent’s farm or visiting other relatives in Northern Wisconsin.  Every moment was filled with time well spent.  I can still picture the line of pine trees that … Continue reading

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BACK IN THE SADDLE

When we grow older, learning isa process that stays with us until our final breath is drawn. Yesterday I began another after school adventure with several.  I decided to return to this for one more session, not only because I … Continue reading

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MOTHERHOOD GUILT

The vision of a Jewish mother, holding every form of guilt over her child’s head, has become stereotypical.  Since Eve was the first woman, and obviously Jewish, let’s blame her.  I feel women are formed with guilty consciences and it … Continue reading

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CLEMSON STRONG

When I visited Greenville, S.C. last November, I was surprised to see the number of cars with tiger tails hanging out of the trunks.  The first one I saw was funny, but when more and more of them appeared, I … Continue reading

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BACKYARD THEATER

  I cannot even begin to comment on the above picture.  I was born in 1942 and most of my childhood occurred during the 40s and 50s.  We didn’t even have a television set until I turned ten.  It was … Continue reading

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END OF SUMMER

I thought it was time for something funny for a change.  I’m tired of posting sad commentaries.  It’s time to get down to some serious humor. This is an old post, but reflects some of the things you may be … Continue reading

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DADDY

Neither of us was prepared for the birth of our first child.  I think it takes a long time to fit into the title of parent and usually through years of challenges and exciting adventures.  Who would’ve known the woman … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME & THE LIVING IS …

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”   Mark Twain When I was a girl of 13 or 14, I had the chance to spend the summer with my Aunt & Uncle.  Their home … Continue reading

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WHAT MAKES A GOOD FATHER?

Opinions about fatherhood have changed drastically over the past 30 or 40 years and I would like to address that today.  Somehow, maybe as a result of the feminist movement, men have been lowered in value and the role of father has … Continue reading

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LAUGHTER AROUND THE TABLE

When my sister comes to town, it’s a special time.  This is our second visit in less than a month and I’m relishing every second of it.  Yesterday was spent with our son and his lady, and youngest daughter and … Continue reading

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THE FORGIVING FATHER

The story of the prodigal son is a great lesson on how to be a good dad.  The meaning of prodigal is “one who spends his inheritance foolishly.”  Fortunately that will never happen with our children, because we won’t be … Continue reading

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DRAMA!!!

(Photo of my little pirates last year.) Working with children has blessed me, but there are times when I wondered if anything got through to those little ones.  Teaching drama to K-4 children each week was a challenge  The chaos, the after school … Continue reading

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MIND WHAT YOU SAY TO YOUR KIDS

  Do you ever stop to think about things that were said to you when you were a kid?  The words we say can really impact them in one way or another, or at least conjure up ideas that go way … Continue reading

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THINGS WE TELL OUR CHILDREN

  Do you ever stop to think about  things that were said to you when you were a kid?  The words we say can really impact them in one way or another, or at least conjure up ideas that go … Continue reading

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GIRLY DAY

Yesterday I had the entire afternoon with my fourteen year old granddaughter.  I know the day will soon approach, when being with Grandma is no longer cool, so I will relish these moments before she moves onto that chapter in … Continue reading

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FAMILY VACATIONS

Most everyone remembers the family vacation movies that appeared several years ago.  We had our own version of those memorable road trips ourselves and I’m sure many of you have as well. In the movies, the most outlandish things happened, … Continue reading

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KIDS ON THE BIBLE

I love the way children’s minds work. I find myself having some of these same thoughts when I was a kid – how the words I heard didn’t always mean what I thought they did.  Some very interesting interpretations have taken … Continue reading

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TEACHER OF PRECIOUS SOULS

MARY’S JOURNEY BY KATHY BOECHER© Mary remembered how her Son loved children.  He was the oldest child so often had to look after His siblings.  He never seemed to mind caring for them.  He looked like a little shepherd, tending His sheep.  … Continue reading

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WHAT KIND OF EXAMPLE ARE WE SETTING FOR OUR KIDS?

I am really concerned for the examples our young children are being given today.  They;re exposed to so much of the ugly side of society before they even begin school and most of it appears on the nightly news. What … Continue reading

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