Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Judgment Seat

When the parishioners entered their church one Sunday, they were surprised to find the front pew on the right side of the auditorium gone.  Was it sent out for repairs?  To be re-upholstered, perhaps?  Questions rumbled through the crowd as … Continue reading

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Anti-gravity

Personally, I am anti-gravity!  So many times I’ve tried to defy it and failed!  The worst attempt would be when I was riding my bike (Doctor’s orders!), tried to avoid a speed bump in the road, and hit the curb … Continue reading

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I Hear Your Whisper

An ad on TV once claimed, “If you want someone to hear you, whisper.”  A favorite C.S. Lewis quote of mine is, “God whispers to us in our pleasures;  He speaks to us in our conscience; He shouts at us … Continue reading

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Try Something New

As anyone eligible for senior discounts will tell you, “Getting old is the pits!”  Believe it or not, there are a few benefits to aging:  1.You don’ t have to try as hard to impress others, only yourself.  You have … Continue reading

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Ideas for Spicing Up Your Love Life

A few days ago I asked my friends to contribute ideas of how Richard and I could celebrate the 50th. anniversary of our first date.  So many of you responded with great possibilities.  But due to the shortage of time … Continue reading

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LIfe is Made of Choices

I look outsized my office window and see the soft light of a new dawn.  Grades of grey and charcoal mute the vibrant pinks, green and yellows of the budding trees and the blossoming daffodils in my garden.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Taking Care of the Logistics

Our younger daughter Kelli flipped burgers one summer to save money to return to college for her sophomore year.  Come fall she’d not been able to save enough for her entrance fees.  (Richard and I were barely hanging on financially … Continue reading

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A Touch of Irony

We took our grandsons out to eat a few nights ago to a place we believed they particularly enjoyed–a buffet restaurant.  Partly due to the unexpectedly high tab, the next evening we took them to Subway.  As Jarod wolfed down … Continue reading

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The Groom of My Youth

Fifty years ago Sunday, February 12, at AUC, Richard took a dare and asked me on a date, our first.   Every year since we’ve celebrated that evening, almost more than we’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day on the 14th.  We had … Continue reading

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Attention Political Junkies (Like Me)

Scurrilous slurs, outright lies, nasty rumors, slip-of-the-tongue innuendoes, wild-eyed tales of deceit and evil–decapitate your brother because you disagree with his point-of-view.  Yes, it’s that time again to wallow in the slime and noxious sludge with the propaganda pond feeders. … Continue reading

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