Monthly Archives: August 2011

Precious Mud Balls

A young man from Michigan on a two week vacation in Florida   loved walking along the ocean each morning.  On his daily walk, he noticed five inch round holes high in the sandstone cliffs beside the beach.  Curious he … Continue reading

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The Poppingest Corn

It takes faith to pop a bag of popcorn.  I need faith in my grocer that the bag on his shelf is fresh;  faith in the distributor that he didn’t switch the fresh popcorn for outdated product;  faith in the … Continue reading

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Grant Me Patience!

I’m not patient!  Oh, I can slip on a mask of stoicism and fortitude, even benevolence, but it’s a mask.  The real me behind that mask gets frustrated with adverse circumstances and is chomping at the bit to right the … Continue reading

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Treasured Memories

Last weekend I had to choose between two good activities, actually two great activities.  I could finish my latest manuscript–I love writing!–or I could take my grandsons to Ft. Tejon.  The choice was easy to make.  My grandsons won, hands … Continue reading

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No Grils Allowed

As egalitarian as I believe myself to be, I admit I want to be considered a little better than the average “bear” in the forest.   So do you.  Fancy schools for the elite; clubs that restrict membership to the … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Middle of the Backseat

As  the youngest child, whenever we traveled by car I was  the one squished in the back seat between two adults, who because of their “advanced” age(fourteen  or more),  got the window seats!  I had  two pair of elbows, knees, … Continue reading

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God’s Little Surprises

I spent today enjoying the best life has to offer.  I will do the same tomorrow as well. For me God’s little surprises are Jarod and Alec, my grandsons–the most talented; most intelligent; most affable; most!  Most!  Most… [you name … Continue reading

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Life’s Afterglow

One needs to be a metallurgist to age gracefully with gold in the teeth; silver in the hair; and titanium in the joints.  (Or whatever–don’t ruin my analogy.)   Morphing from childhood to wife-hood to parenthood; kicking against mid-life’s cottage cheese … Continue reading

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Non-changing Rules for Changing Times

E-mail; blog; tweet; facebook; u-tube; Internet– change is the only constant in  Twenty-first Century communications.  What an exciting era in which to live! Imagine how much more the Apostle Paul would write if he could have blogged or e-mailed his … Continue reading

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The Wonder Woman of Fret and Worry

I used to be the Wonder Woman of frettin’ and worryin’.  I could turn a mole hill into a mountain faster than Superman could leap a New York City skyscraper. But since discovering Oswald Chambers quote, “All fret and worry … Continue reading

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