Monthly Archives: November, 2015

Crossed Wires

Have you repeatedly begged God for deliverance from a particular habit but success never seems to arrive?  Perhaps this little real-life experience will shed some light on the issue. Please keep in mind that in my younger days before gray hairs took over, I was blond. For about a week now my electric blanket has …

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Thanksgiving Proclamation 1863

The first Thanksgiving is recorded for us in correspondence by Edward Winslow, one of the passengers on the Mayflower.  Abraham Lincoln made the day of Thanksgivng a designated national holiday in 1863.  Here is the Proclamation. Happy Thanksgiving to my readers.   Thanksgiving Proclamation — By Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of …

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Sing a Song-A-Day

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom:  teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual song, singing with grace in your hearts to the LORD.”  That verse is found in Colossians 3:16. About the first of this month I decided to add a song to my quiet …

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Plumping the Pillow

So much of my life was shaped by having been reared on a small farm in central Wisconsin.

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Mister Tipster, the Athlete

Of the three hamsters with which I have had acquaintance, Tipster is the most athletic.  He loves running on the hamster wheel so much that on one or two occasions, I have taken it away from him and told him to go to bed.  In the morning it is not unusual for the wheel to …

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After the Battle

Joshua records the highs, lows, questions, and aftermath of battle in chapters 6-8.  Jericho had been an amazing battle.  The victory was unexplainable and some scholars still scratch their heads as to how it all went down—literally!  Jericho was a strong, thickly walled city.  God won the victory during a parade.  Outstanding! Then came a …

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The Cure for the Common Life (book review)

The author is well-known to Christian readers, a prolific wordsmith, Max Lucado.  It was first published in hard cover in 2007 but is now available in paperback, Kindle®, and audio.  It also has an accompanying workbook for personal or small study groups.  The book length varies according to the format used.  My Kindle format was …

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Flat Stanley (book review)

Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown (1926-2003) is recommended for children ages 6-10.  It was first published in 1964.  Brown wrote the book after he told it first to his own children as a bedtime story.  It is nicely illustrated and 44 pages in length. There are now many adventures of Flat Stanley and several in …

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Election Day, Musings, Etc

Today the Municipal elections are taking place across my state.  Already the news media is predicting a low turnout.  As media goes, they may be wrong, they may be correct.  Media outlets are rather like weathermen, aren’t they?  At any rate, I will go and cast my ballot because I rather like our current sheriff …

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