Category Archives: Everyday Thinking

A Reminder from a Poem

John Milton expressed well the attitudes we should employ in our days.  When everyone does his responsibility and allows God’s sovereign judgments, we don’t need recognition.  Once upon a time I memorized these treasured lines, but today only one or two came to mind.  Here it is in completion to ponder on this designated day …

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A Sticker

This week our nation had an election as it does every two years to fill the seats of the House of Representatives and half the Senate.  As is the custom, once we cast our vote, we are rewarded with a little sticker that states, “I voted.”  It is such a small thing, silly really to …

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Unbroken: A World War Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Louis Zamperini is a remarkable man.  This is his story. Although the movie with the same title was released recently, I am referring to the written book.  From a very young age I have always preferred the book to the movie.  Movies leave so much out and tend to twist things around. The book, written …

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The Roar of the Crowd

If you have been reading this weblog for very long, you already know that I love baseball.   The team I have followed since I was a ten-year old girl, the Atlanta Braves (then the Milwaukee Braves) happen to be in the season play-offs this year.  Now regular baseball is exciting to me, but post season …

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A Hundred Years from Now

In my goal to read a biography of every U.S. President, I sometimes stray into other areas.  I knew so little about Warren Harding and now I know why.  His morals kept him hidden.  I found a book devoted to his wife, Florence.  I know nothing of the biographer, Carl Sferrazza Anthony, but some reviews …

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Bugs and worms: Doodle

The granddaughter that lives closest to me (a mere six blocks) has been spending Friday afternoons with me now since she was about three and a half years old.  My requirement was that she be toilet trained.  Thoroughly.  My daughter knows that if the day ever comes when Kamryn doesn’t want to come spend time …

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Lesson froman Old Vacuum Cleaner

“Nana, how old is this vacuum cleaner anyhow?” asked my grandson who had come to get me out of my muddled mess. “I’d guess about 15 years at least.  I had my first vacuum for 30 years before I got this one,” I replied. “They don’t make things so sturdy anymore, do they?” Kholton observed. …

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The POW

There is a book lying on my bedside table waiting to be read.  My Prison Without Bars, by Pete Rose, an American baseball player with records that are yet unbroken.  He has been passed up for a place in Cooperstown Hall of Fame because of his own failure in the morality market. In lieu of …

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My Reading World: three reviews

When a busy and influential man such as Joel Rosenberg asks “So, what are you reading?” I am intrigued.  That is exactly the question Rosenberg posed in his weblog today.  He asked for replies on his Facebook page and of course I obliged.  I am almost finished with A Life:  Reflections at Ninety, by former …

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Doodle De Do (a dab of this, a dab of that)

This is what happens when one topic won’t settle in my mind. Discernment. My friend over at Linda’s Bible Study wrote about discernment in her Sunday Morning Coffee weblog yesterday.  I’ve been cogitating on it since yesterday afternoon.  Knowing the right person to do the right job at the right time can be tricky. I …

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