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A Daughter’s Tribute


On November 13th, we had a celebration for my husband’s retirement after 45 years in the ministry. It was filled with lots of laughter (A This is Your Life, Doug Eddy! program scripted with a lot of humor – to the … Continue reading

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Leaving a Trail – Forging Ahead


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been known as a collector of “treasures.” A few awards, some mementoes collected over time, most given … Continue reading

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A Different Christmas – A Lesson from the Grinch


“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Wisdom – On Seasoning and Giving Thanks


Tomorrow, I will sit at a Thanksgiving Table at our son’s house. As usual, before I do, I will think about the year and of all the things for which I am grateful. As you know, the ending of this … Continue reading

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Roller Coaster Ride


“For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day-to-day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given … Continue reading

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If at first…. Waiting for Just Right


‘Tis a lesson you should heed: Try, try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try, try again.”   –   W.E. Hickson (1803 – 1870) English educational writer Well, of course, we only remember the last two … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home


“When you look into my eyes And you see the crazy gypsy in my soul It always comes as a surprise When I feel my withered roots begin to grow Well I never had a place that I could call … Continue reading

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