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August 2012 Archives

Several years ago we went to see the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C.  It was quite an emotional experience for my husband, Rich, as he is a Vietnam vet.  He was wounded over there in 1968.  Like most men and […]

We were recently at the county fair and walked down the row of games.  They used  to cost a quarter and you could win a nice prize.  On this day, I spent $10, broke 7 balloons and won a tiny little […]

We went to the county fair last week and got there before the rides opened up.  There sat the lonely Ferris-wheel spinning around without anyone on it.  It was being faithful to provide the ride it’s passengers desired, but alas […]

There is a song my son used to perform mime to named, “Touch Through Me”.  It spoke of ways that we can allow God to touch others through us.  It carries a powerful message of faith and hope to all […]

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 […]

As a child, I was always excited and more than ready to have school start in the fall.  It’s that time of year again.  By the first of September, millions of children and young people will be “back in the […]

There are so many bad things happening around the world and in America.  Some people would blame it all on God.  Over the past few years, we have experienced devastating hurricanes and tornadoes which have taken many innocent lives.  We […]

Have you ever gone to a family reunion or church potluck and found that half of the food came straight from the store?  These occasions used to be a time to share and taste each other’s recipes.  We had a […]

Have you ever felt so sick and tired of being sick and tired, that you just wanted to give up?  When one has been a Christian for a long time, the enemy of our souls knows a frontal attack will […]

Why is it that the weeds seem to grow in our yards and gardens, no matter what the weather conditions?  Most of our country has been in a terrible draught this year.  Ohio isn’t as bad as some other states, […]