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As I look outside at the trees with their leaves turning red,orange, and yellow; I just want to cry.  I am so NOT ready for winter.  I want the flowers to keep blooming and the sun to keep warming my […]

Another thing we really enjoy at the county fair is the flower competition.  They have so many varieties; mums, dahlias, sunflowers, roses,.zinnias and some I’ve never seen before. I love most flowers, but some are just plain ugly.  I think snap […]

Another big attraction at the fair  is the game strip.  There are all kinds of games from Basketball toss to knock over the milk bottles.  They also usually have one where you race cars and one where you throw darts […]

Bridges are a good way of getting from one place to another.  Usually they cross over water, or train tracks, traffic patterns, or maybe just a small stream.  They can be composed of everything a board over a ditch to […]

Everything we see and hear on the news tells us what a bad place we are in.  The unemployment rate is up, the job possibilities are down, more people need food stamps and other financial assistance.  Life is horrible and […]

I am reminded of a chorus I sang as a teenager; shortly after I met Jesus.  It said, “Wherever I go, Lord; whatever I do;Lord keep me ever conscious of Your almighty presence. Wherever I go Lord; whatever I do”. […]

“To be or not to be ” is a famous quote from William Shakespeare.  My topic is not Shakespeare.  The question is, “Today to be or not to be like Jesus”.  We choose each day whether we want to be […]

I just finished teaching VBS at out church last week.  The theme was the Amazement Park.  Throughout the week I was reminded of how much our lives can be like a roller coaster ride.  We have really high points and […]

Have you ever been walking through Walmart or Krogers and saw someone in their PJs and slippers?  Since when is this the right way to dress?  There are signs posted in many stores and restaurants stating, “no shoes, no shirt…no […]

I just came from buying groceries.  I have spoken several times to one of the cashiers about our church food pantry.  Today she asked if she could make a cash donation to me to buy food for the pantry.  Finding […]