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    Furry Blessings

    Happy woofs! Did you know that National Dog Day was celebrated on August 26? I love that! We’ve had some great dogs during the course of our marriage. You could say they are like our children since we have no…

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    Hooked by The Book

    I’m a slow reader. My analytical nature comes out as I cannot skip a word for fear of missing the complete thought. I also find myself evaluating the grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation as I read. I can’t help it.…

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    Old Glory

    I am proud to be an American – to live in a country that allows me to pursue happiness the way I see best for me. I enjoy the freedoms to worship, to carry a Bible, to own a house,…

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    The Pea Pods Four

    In the last blog I wrote about the beach and mentioned that if given a choice, I would be more likely to head to the mountains instead of the beach. Well, guess what? I just spent a long weekend in…

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    Beckoning from the Beach

    Beach season has arrived. We have patiently waited through the winter and through the virus lockdown. Hoards of people will be invading coastlines all around the world as they leave the confines of their homes to feel the squish of…

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    A 90-year-old Blessing

    Today, May 22, 2020, marks my mother’s 90th birthday. I would like to seize this opportunity to honor and recognize Margaret Muriel Evans O’Kelley as one of the greatest blessings God has given me. Consider it an extension of Mother’s…

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    Who Is My Neighbor?

    Recently my husband and I saw the movie “It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” which spotlights the life of Fred Rogers. The movie opens with the same song as Mr. Rogers’ children’s show did. Do you know the song?…

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    Cloaked in White

    The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, was the last item on my 87-year-old mother’s bucket list. Her three daughters decided to do something about it. We surprised her with a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan…

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    Restoration and Remnants

    When considering how best to address the New Year as well as a new decade, the idea of restoration came to mind. Perhaps some of us feel the need of a little restoration to face the challenges 2020 will bring.…

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    My True Love

    One of the most entertaining carols to sing at Christmas is “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Who doesn’t love trying to recall all of the drummers, pipers, ladies dancing, and lords-a-leaping in the correct order? Heck, I can barely remember…