In Five Minutes, Abby Johnson’s Mindset Changed From Pro-Choice To Pro-Life

Only heaven knew why, back in 2009, Abby Johnson was called to the procedure room to assist in an ultrasound-guided abortion. As director of a Planned Parenthood Clinic in her home state of Texas, this hadn’t been part of her regular duties. Many women had asked and many had been told by Planned Parenthood personnel…
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Letters From Me

There we were sprawled on the living room carpet back home on the farm pouring over letters we had written that our mother had kept. My sister and me with our 90-year old Mom close at hand. Mom thought we might like to have the decades old letters back that we had written to her…
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The Gift Of Time

Now that school is in session, here’s a drop quiz question. What is, “a nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present and on into the future?” If you answered, “Time,” you are right on! There are many words that go with “Time” to make up phrases…
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Rapt — It Means Captivated, Gripped

Dear Rapt Readers: Thank you for letting me know how moved you were (even to tears) by the column I wrote last Mother’s Day on the one who gave birth to me. You know who you are and I will never forget your phone calls. My mom, Freda, was a hard working God-fearing devoted farm wife…
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Cousin To Cousin We’ll Always Be – Friends From The Same Family Tree

Anamoose, N.D. – It was long overdue and then too soon over – that short-but-sweet girl cousin retreat of mine. Of course we’ve had family reunions, but this was the first ever all-girl get-together for Gloria Bethke, Idamae Hauf, Carole Borchers, Lois Niewoehner and me. Dearly missed was my late sister Lori.   Organizer Idamae,…
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