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PUTTING WHITE CLOTHES AWAY

Some of our young women have never heard about this rule of fashion. In the early 1900s, women were going through a lot of radical changes. They gained the right to vote. They became aware that they could do more … Continue reading

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

  One of those Christmas songs that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense unless you do a little research – The Twelve Days of Christmas refers to the time between Christmas Day and Epiphany.   I’ve always wondered what it … Continue reading

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OH, CHRISTMAS TREE!

Poor Charlie Brown. His search for the perfect Christmas tree often left a lot to be desired, but his spirit for the season never waivered. When I think about my own childhood, I recall always waiting until the last minute … Continue reading

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IT’S GORGEOUS GRANDMA DAY!

What do you remember about your grandma?  Was it her toothless smile or her sagging body?  Was it the many lines in her face and the way the skin on her arms jiggled and flapped?  Was it the cookies she … Continue reading

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KATHYMARK CHRISTMAS STORIES

There has been a huge flurry of Hallmark Christmas movies playing on the network of the same name since July.  Talk about gearing up for the holiday in advance.  A few years ago, I chose to look at some of … Continue reading

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THE NAYSAYERS

READ MATTHEW 23:1-15 The Pharisees came from a long line of religious tradition and strict adherence to the law of the God of Abraham.  Jesus spent much of His youth in their temples filling His mind with the writings, the … Continue reading

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A BRIGHT IDEA

The entire story of Christmas is filled with mysterious events, which can only be believed by faith in the One who made them happen.  The story of God’s taking on human flesh, being born of a virgin mother, following the lineage of … Continue reading

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OH, CHRISTMAS TREE

This year is the first year in my 54 years of marriage and 76 years of living that I haven’t decorated a tree.  I seem to be letting go of a lot of the old traditions lately.  Many think that … Continue reading

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TRICK OR TREAT?

I read somewhere that parents should carefully check the candy their children obtain begging door to door.  Someone shared candy that must’ve been in the pantry for several years and there were worms in it!  Others fear drugs might be laced … Continue reading

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TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY

I love tradition but it doesn’t carry the same punch it used to. Maybe it’s because we want to make new traditions that fit our lifestyle and some of the old ways are nothing more than old-fashioned. Did you know … Continue reading

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EARLY THANKSGIVING

Psalm 34:1  I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. I’m from the state of Wisconsin and so is my husband.  When we arranged our wedding, it was originally planned for the weekend bow season for … Continue reading

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RING THOSE BELLS

  Church bells don’t ring out like they used to. You could always tell when there was a wedding or funeral, because the bells pealed for each occasion. They joyously rang – each one clanging harmoniously, as a new married couple … Continue reading

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