Monthly Archives: October, 2016

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House (book review)

The Residence:  Inside the Private World of the White House is authored by Kate Andersen Brower, is 309 pages long (not counting photo pages) and is published by Harper Collins, copyright 2015.  I saw an excerpt by the author in a newspaper column recently and it was just the nibble I needed to borrow the …

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Tethered

If you have followed this blog for very long, you know that not only did I grow up on an old-fashioned farm with chickens, cows, horses, ducks, geese, pigs, dogs and numerous barn cats, I also have no regrets for being an old-fashioned farm girl.  I should be over 100 years old because I also …

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The Chicken Pox Panic (book review)

The Chicken Pox Panic by Beverly Lewis, Copyright 1993, and published by Bethany House Publishers in Minneapolis, MN has been around for a while.  I knew about the series because I worked in a Christian bookstore for a few years.  Most bookstores sell the book for the age level of 7-8 years old. This is …

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Is There Not a Cause?

2004 is not all that long ago. I recall the manufactured “scandal” by Dan Rather and CBS over George W. Bush’s military records. That broke in September before his re-election to a second term. These major networks, for some reason are in the pockets of the Democrats. I suppose it is the work of Satan …

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Chasing Away the Darkness

I have been slowly working my way through Philippians in a weekly Bible study group.  The more and longer I think about it, possibly the most significant portion in Philippians is chapter 2, verses 14-17. I am aware that most teachers would favor the earlier verses in the same chapter where we see the humility …

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The Prodigal Identity

What exactly is a prodigal?  Well, when one wants to know how to use a word, the first place we usually look is in the dictionary.  The Webster, 1913 edition, which I personally like, tells us that the definition is a person who is extravagant in a careless way. It goes on to describe the …

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We Never Know

Recently I wrote on the numbering of our days.  Only God, our Father, knows when we will draw our last breath.  A wise former pastor of mine told us in youth group (yes, fifty years ago or more) that we should be ready to “pray, preach or die at a moment’s notice.”  It stuck with …

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