Monthly Archives: April, 2013

What Makes a Good Name?

“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver or gold” Proverbs 22:1  My dad had a good reputation.  He was a humble dairy farmer.  He was honest.  At the end of the day, he was tired, but he always gave a day’s work for a day’s …

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Light dispells Darkness in Haiti, a very modern story of a witchdoctors’s funeral as it happened yesterday, April 25

I have been following a blog by a missionary in Haiti.  I have never met her, but I do know the nurse who works in a clinic who is friends with her.  At the nurse’s gentle urging by posting the blogs, I joined the readers.  We “know” in our heads how Haiti is infiltrated and …

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Hank and Hedges

Another something to learn from my pet hamster, Hank. All four ounces of Hank are stubborn.  Reading materials have told me that hamsters don’t feel a love attachment to their human owners.  Hank may not love me, but he sure can beg!  When he sees me outside the cage he sits up all cute on …

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A Prayer on Earth Day

“And God saw everything that He had made and behold, it was very good.  And the morning and the evening were the sixth day.  The heaven and the earth were finished and all the host of them.  And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made and He rested on the …

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Boast not. . .

Boast not thyself of tomorrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Let another man’s lips praise thee, and not thine own mouth: a stranger’s and not thine own lips.  Proverbs 27:1-2  My father-in-law, Earl Entner, was a sweet-natured man who loved the Lord with all his heart.  He was witty, and …

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Portia

Lamentations 3:22  “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.” Although I have not read all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays, of the ones I have read for pleasure as well as the ones assigned to me, The Merchant of Venice is my favorite.  It is difficult …

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“For I know him. . .”

Something on my heart about the Boston terrorist attack. I have an old greeting card box in a narrow drawer of my desk ensemble that holds what I call my tickle file.  It is filled with mostly quarter sheets of scrapped paper (I can’t get myself to throw away a sheet of paper that is empty …

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The Thermostat is Stuck

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”  II Corinthians 5:7 As you know, I find life far more interesting if we can look at it through the lens of God’s Word.  This, however, is not a lesson I observed from Hank, my hamster.  (Although one is simmering.)  This time it is my car. Since …

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Play-Doh

How long has it been since you have played with Play-Doh?  If you have a young grandchild as I have, probably not so long ago.  I had three cans on my game shelf and brought them out today to see if they were any good.  It had been a year since the grandchildren played with …

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Myra Brooks Welch, Lilly Walters, and “The Touch of the Master’s Hand”

Not one for long titles, this one just had to be this long!  I didn’t want to leave anyone out.  This is an amazing story. Until this morning, I knew nothing about the author of “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”  Here’s what I found.  Since the poem had been persistent about staying on my …

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