Monthly Archives: August, 2015

Two Temples

This week I am using Proverbs 22:6 in my devotional groups. “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Although the people attending have already finished the work of rearing children, they remain exposed, delightfully so in most cases, to grandchildren, nieces, …

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Mrs. Jenks

In my youth my favorite person outside of the immediate family was Mrs. Jenks.  She was my first teacher in that one-room school, Chain O’ Lakes school.  Mrs. Jenks was about 30 years old, and she wore the prettiest shoes.  She had hair that always looked the same day after day.  She commanded a controlled …

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The Rolling Stop

I live on a corner that has a four-way stop.  My mother used to sit where she could see the intersection and watch the cars pull up to the corner, and sort of roll through but never come to a complete stop.  It annoyed her to no end.  She declared that our corner was a …

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Gustav Fredrich Wegner, 1879-1959

I am feeling a lonely spot in my heart today.  It is my grandfather’s birthday.  Here is a excerpt from my journal about him.  I wrote it about two years ago, on his birthday, so that my grandchildren could know something of my heritage.  Grandpa read in his Bible everyday.  I remember many things about …

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Help! Reception is Gone!

After three calls in one week, Dish Satellite finally scheduled an appointment for a technical representative to visit my property for an evaluation and correction.  Dish also credited my account for the several days that my television was not receiving local reception. I didn’t ask for that; they volunteered.  Good company. During the course of …

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The Best Teacher Ever

Author Unknown.  (It is, however, published in a book listed at the end of the story—so I presume has copyright) There is a story from many years ago of a primary school teacher. Her name was Mrs. Thompson. And as she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of …

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“America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great” (book review)

While this book contains numerous facts, it remains easy to read.  When it comes to nonfiction, readability is certainly important.  Unlike fiction, nonfiction does not tend to be “page turners” yet this book certainly kept my interest. Carson uses United States History and the Constitution, and his own life experience to weave a book that …

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