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Unplugged, Almost, for 24 Hours

I decided to do it, almost. I learned about this special day to unplug from Jane of http://www.planejaner.com. We don’t have TV service, so unplugging our computer was more deprivation than we wished for. We watched the news and listened … Continue reading

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Remind Me Again of Your Faithfulness

Psalm 50: 14:15: Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. Offer unto God thanksgiving Pay thy vows unto the … Continue reading

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Don’t You Get It? It’s a Social Thing!

Shady doesn’t speak words, but there are times he makes his message plain. Shady longs for community. I feed Shady at the same time we eat. I place a serving of his special canned feast on his little saucer and … Continue reading

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Housework – The Interruption that Rules

Housework gets in the way of writing, blogging, cooking, relaxing, whatever else there is to do. Today I really want to write, not just any writing; I want to revise my manuscript. But, I should mop the floor. I make … Continue reading

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Treetop Mockingbird

What delight there is here Gently swaying treetop Autumn leaves swing freely What song bird do I hear Clinging to a treetop Mockingbird sings sweetly What calls a leaping squirrel High into the branches Burrow in a treetop What says … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato How Do I Love Thee…

Sweet Potato, how do I love thee; let me count the ways. There are lots of ways to prepare sweet potatoes, but I prefer ONE way, the easiest way, the way that brings out the very best in sweet potato … Continue reading

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Genesis 3 – Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

Genesis 3 – Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden Scenes: Garden of Eden Players: Adam, Eve, Serpent, Satan, God (Observations and Discussion follow with invitation to share your thoughts.) Genesis 3: Scene 1 – Eve deceived 1 Now … Continue reading

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Celebrating Tuesday

Today my dear husband, Johannes Hoel, a Norwegian by birth, a naturalized citizen of the United States of America, asked me out for lunch. This is not an everyday occurrence and I was pleased. We dined at a little Thai … Continue reading

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City Girl

My husband’s family called me city girl. I’d never seen a country road that I could remember back then. The first time I saw a pasture of grazing cattle I insisted that we stop the car and pull over to the … Continue reading

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Blunder of the Ages meant for evil but God meant for good

Watching the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine, I am reminded how blessed we have been to escape the brunt of so many bad storms. In fact, most of us see these storms only on TV. Yet, we identify with and … Continue reading

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We Could Have it All

We could have it all If we’d let it go What we keep We lose What we give away We keep The one that holds Too tightly To his rights Forgets God rules Who withholds More than is right Poverty … Continue reading

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Praise to God

Though my sins be as scarlet They shall be whiter than snow Though some would count me guilty I’ll live with you I know Praise my Jesus Praise my God Though you slay me Yet I’ll trust you Job said … Continue reading

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Morning Dew

What makes early morning more spectacular than any other time of day? Dew! Crystal clear beads of moisture adorning grass and flowers making them wet and making them sparkle like ice in sunlight. Bejeweled impatiens drenched in droplets of morning … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Rice

My paternal grandmother served this delicious dessert frequently. Most foods my grandmother served were old Pennsylvania Dutch recipes she’d learned from her mother, my great grandmother. Grandma had eight grandchildren and we all loved her Farmer’s Rice. Ingredients: Cooked white or brown … Continue reading

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