Monthly Archives: September 2015

Feeling Down? Look Up!

Source: National Cathedral : Sculptor: Herbert S. Houck – ¬†Background Info: From the sculptor’s family history comes the story of his ancestor discovering President Lincoln (in a wooded area) on his knees praying before delivering the Gettysburg Address.¬† Dear Reader: … Continue reading

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“Saint or Ain’t”

Dear Reader: I “accidentally” came across a rather disturbing article (to me) on the song Jesus Loves Me. I couldn’t believe that someone could actually tear apart this beloved song I grew up singing in my childhood. The song that … Continue reading

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Choose Happy!

Dear Reader: Every morning we wake up, no matter what the circumstances surrounding us, we have the choice to “be happy.” Isn’t that an amazing gift? We have been given the choice to make whatever design we wish for our … Continue reading

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Nature Never Repeats Itself…

Dear Reader: Kaitlyn and Tommy gave me this adorable card for my birthday. After all the partying subsided I started picking up, cleaning up, and putting out my cards on display Friday. When I got to this card…I found myself … Continue reading

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A Southern September Surprise: The Red Spider Lily

Dear Reader: Yesterday, my neighbor Jane, called me and said that I just had to stop by and see’ nothing short of a miracle‘ growing in front of her ditch and fence. She had gotten my attention…I grabbed my Iphone … Continue reading

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Second-Guessing God with Pumpkins and Acorns

Dear Reader: Haven’t we all, at some time or another, said or at least thought, that God must have made a mistake creating a plant or animal…a river or ocean, forest or jungle…maybe even a hot desert? For example….a platypus… … Continue reading

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The Shared Birthdays of Life

Dear Reader: Has a whole year flown by since I got the call from Mandy (early morning on September 24, 2014) saying that she hoped I didn’t mind sharing my birthday…because Mr. Jakie was on his way! Mind? Was she … Continue reading

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“It’s Not What You Gather…but What You Scatter…”

Dear Reader: Don’t we all remember our first taste of any kind of knowledge of world history? It all started with the notion of early man being divided into two roles by gender- male hunters and female gatherers…Even as an … Continue reading

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May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers

Dear Reader: I just love this saying “May all your weeds be wildflowers” because there is nothing prettier, in my mind, than a field of wildflowers. In my parallel life…I will one day have a little Hansel and Gretel cottage … Continue reading

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The Last Weekend of Summer…

Dear Reader: We all just experienced the last weekend of summer…and true to form…summer went out the way it started…hot! It wanted to show who was still in control as the fall equinox draws closer. There are two equinoxes each … Continue reading

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