Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Birthday Blessing

For some time, I feared being a mother was a privilege that would never be mine.  But alas, God granted me the pain and the joy of birthing and raising 2 daughters.  But 14 years ago today I received an … Continue reading

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K*I*S*S

I know.  A blog about Black Friday shoppers in the U.S. is hardly unique or unusual, but pepper spray?  Bullets? mid-aisle brawls?  Come on folks.  Is there any wonder people in other countries look at Americans as being one step … Continue reading

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A 3-3-3 Plan for Success

Right-wing politicians as well as left-wing birds (and a few I don’t know how to classify) all look like a flock of turkeys, all eager to pontificate regarding their self- promoting resolutions for happiness and security in America.  Whether government … Continue reading

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A Quirky Thanksgiving Day Blessings List

To be grateful on Thanksgiving Day is not unusual; it’s even to be encouraged.  But how strange is voicing my gratitude for the less mentioned gifts from my Creator?  I awoke this morning feeling blessed for the experiences I’ve had … Continue reading

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Without Wax

The hidden motive and secret agendas of politicians frustrate me.  I admit I am a conspiratist.  It seems nobody does anything for altruistic reasons anymore.  No long the naive teeny bopper idealist of years gone by, I see graft, greed … Continue reading

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A Simple Algebraic Equation

I received an e-mail over there weekend–a list of Christian truisms.  I can’t give the originator credit but I do like the following mathematical equation:  1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.  How would I survive if I couldn’t … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Want to Do It

Yesterday  I dragged myself to the gym for my workout out.  I didn’t want to do it.  I could think of several other activities I would have preferred to do, but I went anyway.  Throughout the entire 40 minute swim, … Continue reading

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That’ll Show ‘Em

One of my grandma’s favorite phrases was, “That’ll show ‘em.”  She used it when someone got his “just desserts,” (another of her oft-used sayings).”  She would often use the two colloquialisms in situations where the receiver did not survive to … Continue reading

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Another Lance Armstrong?

For weeks before his eighth birthday the boy begged his mother for his very own two-wheeler.  “It’s all I want, Mama, just a two-wheeled bike.”  He might have added, “Red would be nice.” On his birthday, the child awoke to … Continue reading

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Give a Hoot

Imagine standing in your back yard each evening and hooting like an owl.  *Bird lover Neil Simons of Devon, England couldn’t believe his ears when one night he received a reply.  Excited, he hooted again; and again, heard a like … Continue reading

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