Monthly Archives: October, 2015

Ye Have Dwelt Long Enough. . .

Long enough is so different to each individual circumstance and person.  Some children can sit in a time out and it will have its desire effect.  It will be different from child to child and from offense to offense.  Some children sit quietly and wait for the “bing” of the timer and the release words, …

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41: A Portrait of my Father (book review)

by George W. Bush I chose the audio version of this book.  It has 7 discs and is a total listening time of seven and one half hours.  The book is read by the author.  Published in 2014 by Random House. The first and last parts of the book held the most interest for me …

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Mister Tipster and the Planned Escape

Had I given Mister Tipster a middle name, I know now it would be Houdini. Every day I see him stretch his little hamster body as long as possible in an attempt to get his paws to the top of the habitat in an effort to explore.  He sits on his chewable log and uses …

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Correspondence

Recently, I challenged myself to read as many biographies of our American Presidents that I could find to read or to listen via audio books.  I find it an interesting quest.  Perhaps you should try it. This afternoon it occurred to me that biographers lean heavily on existing correspondence to form history.  Washington and his …

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“Himself”

My father-in-law, Earl A. Entner, often quoted at least part of this poem by A. B. Simpson, well-known evangelist in the later 19th century.  Simpson started the Christian Missionary Alliance in Canada.  Since Earl Entner was born Canadian I suppose there was a connection.  At any rate, in honor of Earl A. Entner’s birthday today, …

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“Since Yesterday”

Annie Johnson Flint is a poet I respect.  If you want more information on her you can find it on another post on this site by using The Red Sea Place in Your Life in the search bar . A few days ago I spied a touching piece of poetry written by her that I …

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Hank, Honey, and MisterTipster

Hank, as those of you who have read my blogs from the beginning, is my first hamster.  Hank succumbed to something or another and left me for another place.  In a few weeks, Honey Hamster took up residence.  Hank and Honey were very different in personality.  Just about three weeks ago Honey died of old …

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October 5, 1573

In April, 1573, a fairly young woman, a mother of a 15-year old son and a three-year old son, was arrested for studying the Bible.  Maeyken Wens, along with a few others, were imprisoned at Antwerp (Belgium).  The eclectics of the day hoped to persuade her to renounce her faith in Christ.  She did not. …

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