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It’s Gotta Be My Fault

posted by Nora Puls

(Before I get to my post, I have to give a disclaimer.  As a contracted blogger with Beliefnet, I have no control over the ads they choose to surround my posts.  Please understand that I have no political agenda in […]

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Arizona (again)

posted by Nora Puls

Just got back from one of my whirlwind trips to Arizona.  I drove over on Friday afternoon and drove back yesterday.  Luckily, I love to drive–I think perhaps in another life, I’d have liked to be a trucker… Anyhoo…the reason […]

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Frank Davis – What a Voice!

posted by Nora Puls

I was looking up Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians because I remember some recordings I listened to as a child, and I came across this…consider that the year was 1952 and while you are looking at the video, notice how […]

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Bird Songs

posted by Nora Puls

Out on my customary walk with Lucy (my dog) this morning, and listening to the sounds the birds make at 5:45 a.m… Birds sing their hearts out to greet the morning.  The only exception seems to be if it’s raining […]

Sgt. William Stacey – Another American Hero

posted by Nora Puls

                            Sgt. William Stacey joined the Marines in January 2007, and completed a total of five deployments. He was scheduled to return home from his final deployment […]

Remembering Rainbows

posted by Nora Puls

 “I will remember the deeds of the  Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your might deeds. Psalm 77:11-12 I was struck by this verse today, and I started […]

Veterans’ Day

posted by Nora Puls

Following is a post I did 4 years ago on Veterans’ Day.  Since most of my readers are new, it’s worth repeating, and even if you read it when first posted, I don’t flatter myself that you’ve remembered it for […]

Autumn…

posted by Nora Puls

I’ve just seen my first Autumn… I realize that may seem really strange to some, but I grew up in Hawaii and then moved to Southern California.  No trees change color in Hawaii and in So Cal, while one can […]

From the Inside Out

posted by Nora Puls

Amazing song–enjoy and be blessed in worship

What is Wrong With You?

posted by Nora Puls

This has become one of my favorite sayings:  What is wrong with you? The story behind it is one I still laugh about:  A few years ago I was driving my 4-year-old granddaughter to my house for a visit, and we […]

Sick and …

posted by Nora Puls

I was almost to work today and had to turn the car around and hightail it home due to extreme nausea.  Fortunately, I made it back to the house before I actually lost it all (literally).  It’s a good thing, […]

Sixty-two…

posted by Nora Puls

(Wrote this about a week ago…couldn’t decide if I wanted to publish it because it’s very personal, but–here goes!) Well, I’m 62 today!  Used to seem sooo old to me, but from this vantage point doesn’t seem so bad. Unless […]

Lifted

posted by Nora Puls

I am not in the business of reviewing movies, but I just watched one that you should all see.  The name of the movie is “Lifted“ and It is a special film.  NOTE:  It is the movie “Lifted” that was released […]

Her hair was up in a pony tail…

posted by Nora Puls

Found this poem on a Facebook page called “Seal of Honor” and thought I’d share it with you. Please remember to pray for all of our brave men and women who are putting it on the line every day…and don’t […]

An American Hero – Robert L Howard

posted by Nora Puls

As I’ve mentioned previously, I came into adulthood during the Vietnam War.   I was never one of those glorious, glamorized free-spirit hippies who seem to epitomize the sixties and early seventies these days.  Contrary to popular media presentation of that period […]

A Mother’s Prayer

posted by Nora Puls

I was looking for special songs and found this one. Watch it and listen, and then, if you feel so inclined, read my thoughts that follow: This song makes me weep for all the children who will never see the […]

Life and Death

posted by Nora Puls

Today we buried my brother-in-law, Henri Blits. It was a small, private Jewish service with an Air Force honor guard and loving tributes from his nieces and nephews, Rick and myself. Henri was 61 years old. He passed from this […]

Excuse Me?

posted by Nora Puls

Teach your child some common courtesy. Your children will be easier to live with and a joy to take out in public.   I have to say, this is missing in so many households right now, and when these kids are […]

Remember Me

posted by Nora Puls

When was the last time you thought about our troops?   Sadly, I believe there are many Americans who can go for days at a time without giving them a thought. Take a few minutes out of your day and […]

Fear

posted by Nora Puls

FEAR It’s a nasty word, isn’t it?  All you have to do is think the word and all sorts of thoughts of past fears, current fears, fearful possibilities for the future come crowding into your mind.  I don’t know about […]

Gone Home to Jesus (2) – video

posted by Nora Puls

To all of you who posted such encouraging comments about SSGT Lucas, thank you. I just found this video on Leon Lucas Jr’s Facebook page.  It explains who he was and what he was about, and explains how everyone can […]

Words of Comfort & Assurance

posted by Nora Puls

We all have times when it seems life is too hard and just doesn’t make sense.  The following quotes from Scripture address these time–I hope they bless you.  Be sure to watch the  video at the end for more comfort […]

Keep Your Sense of Humor

posted by Nora Puls

 Keep your SENSE of HUMOR!!! You can turn painful situations around through laughter.  If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. Bill Cosby Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I’ve had my share.  But […]

Parenting – Nothing Lasts Forever

posted by Nora Puls

Nothing lasts forever. You need to remind yourself of this when you are up at 2, 3, 4, 5 a.m. with a crying newborn or a baby that has an ear infection. You also should think about it when you have “terrible […]

Ripples

posted by Nora Puls

So… I have this bad habit of waking up around 4:30 a.m. and lying there and thinking, “I’ve only got another hour of sleep, I’ve only got another hour of sleep…gotta get back to sleep…”  You get the picture. It’s […]

Be Careful What You Say…

posted by Nora Puls

Did you ever think about how the words that come out of your mouth affect people’s lives? It’s a funny thing… How often, in the course of dealing with your children do you hear yourself saying something like this: “Don’t […]

Time for a Silly Break

posted by Nora Puls

Every so often, in the middle of the crazy world we live in, you have to stop and take a silliness break and laugh your head off.  The video clip below helped me do that this morning. I find that […]

What Did He Say???

posted by Nora Puls

This is not something you will typically see on this blog.  I’m more interested in posting about my stated topics of traditional family values and stories of heroism, but I found this video so refreshing, I just had to post […]

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

posted by Nora Puls

 Two weeks ago my seemingly healthy brother-in-law was being  evaluated for pain in his back which he thought might be a ruptured  disc.  Instead, in a matter of days, he was being told that he has  pancreatic cancer.  He will […]

A Letter to Dads (and Thoughts for Moms)

posted by Nora Puls

Here are some excerpts from a Letter to Dads:  Stop Letting Moms Win At Parenting posted today by Matthew Tobey, editor of  the Comedy Central Insider blog.   I thought it was worth sharing… Dear new dads, The arrival of your baby […]

One of the most beautiful pieces of music I’ve ever heard…

posted by Nora Puls

Call me out of touch, but I’ve never listened to the music from Les Miserables–just heard snatches of the more familiar parts here and there…until yesterday. I was home alone after church and I decided to try to listen to […]

Caylee Anthony–Everyone’s Child

posted by Nora Puls

Two days ago,  we were stunned when the Jury in the Casey Anthony trial found her “not guilty” of killing Caylee. I heard one juror say today that saying “not guilty” is not the same as saying “innocent” and some […]

Happy 4th of July, Everyone–

posted by Nora Puls

Nobody says it better than the muppets A Muppet Salute

Independence…

posted by Nora Puls

This weekend is a perfect opportunity to teach your children about our country’s birth and what America stands for. More and more these things are not taught in school or really even discussed anywhere.  Just go to a baseball game […]

Who’s in Charge Here, Anyway?

posted by Nora Puls

I’m in Mammoth Lakes, CA.  There’s still a lot of snow up here–the higher elevations are pretty much covered with it, and in today’s weather report, it says it will be 35 degrees tonight with possible snow above 9000 feet […]

Adultery or Not Adultery? (2)

posted by Nora Puls

Thanks for all of your comments on my previous post… So, let’s take the discussion about adultery a step further, shall we? I’m really interested in finding out what people think…I’m not trying to sensationalize this at all.  What if […]

Adultery or Not Adultery…that is the question

posted by Nora Puls

….After denying it for days, Rep Anthony Weiner (D) of New York has admitted sending lewd pictures of himself to women on  Twitter. But he’s refusing to resign, as he says he did something “regrettable,” not illegal. (Peter Grier, Christian Science Monitor) […]

Surviving (and enjoying) Motherhood (Part 2)

posted by Nora Puls

5. Allow your children to resolve their own struggles as long as it is safe (physically or emotionally). When you give your child tools and encourage him to work things out on his own, you will be giving him an […]

Family…(originally posted 5-14-11)

posted by Nora Puls

  Well, as if I needed another reminder of how quickly our lives move along their individual paths, I’m have a family reunion with my immediate family this week…doesn’t sound that impressive, I know, but my brother, sister, Mom and […]

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It's Gotta Be My Fault
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