Monthly Archives: September 2011

Women in World War II

The Atlantic Monthly is in the midst of a 20 part perspective on World War II. This past week, Part 13 World War II: Women at War was posted. Women in the United States volunteered throughout the war and many … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Afflictions

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Matthew Henry

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The Mommy Diet by Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser television show, wrote a book with Christie Matheson called The Mommy Diet. The book’s subtitle is: A Month-by-Month Plan for a Healthy Body and Mind Before, During and After Pregnancy. I read Sweeney’s … Continue reading

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Fall and Apple Picking

I enjoyed fall on the farm. It meant things were starting to slow down but there was still lots of work to do. The horse corn needed to be harvested. The remaining hay was bailed. Pumpkins were picked. Crops that … Continue reading

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The Sabbath: Psalm 51: 14-19

Psalm 51: 14-19 (Psalm 51: 1-6; Psalm 51: 7-13) 14Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness. 15O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your … Continue reading

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Honor Your Commitments

Let me make clear where I am coming from in the beginning. I am a Christian. I am not married, nor have I ever been married. I am my mother’s primary caregiver. My mother has Alzheimer’s. This week when told … Continue reading

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The Sabbath: Psalm 51: 7-13

Psalm 51: 7-13 7  Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8  Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. 9  Hide your … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11

I was in my third grade classroom getting ready to meet with one of the reading groups when I got a call on my cellphone from my sister. She told me a plane had flown into one of the World … Continue reading

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A Bird Strays from its Nest, Again

Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home. Proverbs 27:8 Last month I wrote about an Uninvited Early Morning Visitor. Several weeks after that I went to put something in what can … Continue reading

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Button Holed by Kylie Logan

Both of my grandmothers saved buttons. One kept hers in an old tin can and the other had hers in a mason jar. I remember loving to play with those buttons. There were the usual clear, or white buttons found … Continue reading

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