If You Work On A Marriage, Marriage Will Work For You!

Once upon a time, June was the most popular month for weddings. But according to 2016 statistics, last year 16 percent of all couples chose to speak their vows in October and September (a tie). June came in third. In 1930, my mom and dad chose October for their wedding month. And in 1964, Jim…
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We Will Meet In The Golden City In The New Jerusalem

Mother’s Day 2017 has been celebrated. If you are a mom, I hope yours was a beautiful day. My mom has been gone more than a decade. Soon after she left us, my heart urged my pen to write the following words: ______________________________________________________________________   An overwhelming sense of sadness swept over me as I stood at…
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Newsboys Are Chockfull Of Good News

I don’t believe there’s an unfriendly bone in all of our church family, so at the close of last Sunday’s late morning service it wasn’t surprising to see a bunch of regulars congregate around an unfamiliar face. The equally friendly and warm visitor told us he was in Grand Forks from Nashville, Tenn. He found…
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Time To Do It All Over Again

Most Octobers, my thoughts and writings focus on fall, the most nostalgic time of year for me. With that season comes the raking of leaves, the cleaning of flower beds, the emptying of geranium pots, the pulling up of tomato plants and the covering of outdoor furniture and air conditioner. It’s sad to see summer…
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Of Colleagues And Crocuses

A wise old man once told me, “You’re a farm girl, you can do anything,” as he placed a boot on the bottom rung of a barbed wire fence taking it nearly to the ground. At the same time, with gloved hand, he pulled up on the top rung of barbs providing a safe crawl…
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