Monthly Archives: February 2011

Front Porch Memories

When I was a little girl I used to love to listen to Uncle Remus stories on an old record album someone gave us.  I realize that stories about Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby may not be politically correct … Continue reading

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Smiles, Sleeping Bags, and High Spirits

Reagan and the rest of her fourth grade class left for Outdoor School this morning.  Pulling up with her gear in the car, seeing the kids standing by the trailer with suitcases and sleeping bags, put me in mind of … Continue reading

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A Tear for all Seasons

How do you handle stress?  Some people exercise, clean, shop, talk to friends, listen to music, pray.  At some time or another, when I let worry about something get the better of me, I’ve tried all of these things, and … Continue reading

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Look up!

Can you remember the last time you felt on top of the world?  Things were going your way and you felt like you could do anything?  As a Christian I’ve had several memorable mountaintop experiences.  I remember the financial struggles … Continue reading

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The Miracles in the Everyday

I think one of the best things about writing is giving a new perspective to something ordinary.  It has been my experience that some of life’s sweetest and most profound moments come to us in the everyday, the little things … Continue reading

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Homegoing

His laugh was deep and rich, and his eyes twinkled when he smiled.  He called us, “Hon,” and took great delight in teasing us every chance he got.  His career was spent in a classroom, bringing enlightment to his Math … Continue reading

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What do you need to throw overboard?

Flotsam and jetsam.  Miscellaneous and unimportant debris.  Garbage thrown overboard.  We all have it in our lives, and it consumes far too much of our time.  I don’t know about you, but I spend much too much time worried about … Continue reading

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