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Unconditional Love

My daughter called me this morning, from across the country. First she texted at o’dark thirty; “Are you up?” It was about 5:45 am. I stumbled out of bed and grabbed my cell phone to see who it was. This … Continue reading

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A Wise Old Lady Once Said…

Go to where love is, not where it is supposed to be.

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A Miracle, Perhaps?

I asked my husband, Walt, what came to mind for him on Memorial Day? It was the year 1945. World War II was nearing an end, but Don, 23 years old at the time, didn’t know that yet. He and … Continue reading

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Cream Until Fluffy

A relatively new friend emailed me yesterday, and said that one of my posts reminded her of a wonderful old friend, the memories they had made together, and that she had lost touch with her over the years. Here is … Continue reading

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Is that the Pastor’s Wife in the Bar?

My husband sleeps, this Easter morn. We can’t go to church, and I will miss praising our Father with all of our good friends. All is prepared for the family meal, later on, so I sit, and think, and wonder. … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday — 1952

Easter Sunday, 1952 – – – As the story goes, it was about 5:00am. It was still pretty dark out, and there was an icy dew all over the front lawn. In those days, in that first little house in … Continue reading

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Caregiver’s Trap

One of the first things my husband did when we moved into our new home six years ago was to say, “We’ll plant a lawn, and I’ll put in some stepping stones so that you can walk across the lawn … Continue reading

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Hope Valley

A friend of ours sent us a beautiful card, with a photograph of Hope Valley, California on it. Hope Valley was probably first seen by John Fremont and Kit Carson in their mid winter trip across the Sierra in 1844, … Continue reading

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Be Mindful of the Needs of Others

I loved my Dad so much. I miss him. He was a kind, thoughtful man and loved to do for others. In his later life, alcoholism caught him by the tail and all the ravages that go with it. So, … Continue reading

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Insomnia

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night sailed off in a wooden shoe.   Sailed on a river of crystal light, into a sea of dew. Where are you going, and what do you wish? The old moon asked the three. Why … Continue reading

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