Baby Blessing

Monday, December 4, 2023 It was a busy, exciting time last week as we waited with anticipation for our granddaughter to be born!  Clearly pregnancy is the best gift you can receive...

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No, Not One

  1 John 1:8-10 (ESV) “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from al...

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Do You Know the True Meaning of Christmas?

Merry Christmas, listening to Dave Zanotti the other day on the life of Charles Schultz, who grew up bullied in school. It is suggested that the Charlie Brown characters from his comic strip grew out ...

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A Woman, A Homemaker

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” ESV

As I get ready to write in my blog, I remember simple words that won a homemaker a contest back in the 50's and still rings true today...Contest question: what would you do if you were President? She wrote (I wish I knew her name...this is from memory of what my mom told me, not verbatim):

"If I were President of the United States, I would administer to the office as a housewife to her home...throw out what is not usable, mend what is broken, and do the best with what I have!"

I've never been one of those "women's libbers". No, I'm not "a woman, hear me roar" from the 70's! However, I do believe in equal rights in the workplace for men and women doing the same job. If a woman believes it's necessary to work outside the home, that's fine. Although, it did appear during the 1950's and 60's when women stayed home as homemakers, life seemed better for most families. I know I liked it that my mom was there when I came home from school.

When I remarried, I tried to work part-time when my son was in school, but couldn't find a part-time job with the right hours or one where I would be off during the summer. Of course, when I was a single mom, I needed to work full-time and was fortunate enough to have my parents oversee the care of my son.

Back to the issue of a president, I think a president should be a man and have his wife be someone who is complementary to him, much like Rosalynn Carter was to Jimmy and Nancy Reagan to Ronald. Recently, I lost my head and made comments about our current president, it had nothing to do with politics (republican, democrat, or independent). I just wish things in life were like the words in this essay, maybe once they were. Striving to stay in a positive mind set about life and the world around me is very difficult! 

Maybe a woman who's a great homemaker is what this country needs as president. What do you think?

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Coffee and a Good Story

Monday, November 20, 2023Colossians 2:7b TLB "Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all He has done."           Growing up Thanks...

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A Ladies Gift Exchange Coming Up?

Romans 15:13 (NIV) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Wondering what to give someone in your C...

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Ever Taste a Persimmon?

Monday, November 13, 2023My young grandson shared excitedly, “Papaw and I are going outside to pick persimmons off the trees!”  Remembering the first time I met my husband’s grandfather, he ...

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What is Your Drive in Life?

Colossians 3:4 (Contemporary English Version) “Christ gives meaning to your life, and when he appears, you will also appear with him in glory.” What is it about an automobile that people seem to have ...

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Family Culture

Monday Nov. 6, 2023 Acts 10:2 “He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.” This was said about Cornelius, a Centurion and ...

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The Beginning: A Vision Board Worthy

Psalms 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well.” In a few Hallmark movies, they featured a “memory board” or “vision board”. A...

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Cure for Worry Warts

October 30, 2023 I Peter 5:7 NIV “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”(Going to church helps to cure Worry Warts! Monster booth at church this weekend)  Knowing God has pr...

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Accessorize Life

Proverbs 31:30 “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting: but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”Isn’t it true that some women seem to have it all, no matter what their age? They got style...

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Still Standing

Monday, October 23, 2023Proverbs 15:23 NIV “A person finds joy in giving an apt reply-and how good is a timely word.” There is so much about this USA that we love, and know that God has blessed u...

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Hint of Vanilla

Monday, October 16, 2023 Romans 5:2b-5..."we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character, and character, hope. And hope does not pu...

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Friday Afternoons with Carolyn

Proverbs 27 9 "Oil and perfume make the heart glad; so a man's counsel is sweet to his friend." (NASV) Sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts with joy, for good friends are like the ...

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Never Give Up

 Monday, October 9, 2023 Romans 12:11-12 on never giving up The Bible says, “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope, faithful in ...

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Faith and Family

Saturday, April 29, 2023 James 2:23 and the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness, and he was called God's friend." Just as Abraham in th...

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Rejoicing in Life

Sunday, May 28 & Monday, May 29, 2023 Some of the most beautiful words and phrases come from the Bible. The Psalms and Proverbs are my favorite books to read. I love words to many hymns as well. T...

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Americans Love Baseball, Mom and Apple Pie

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 Americans love baseball, mom and apple pie, but, what they don't love is injustice. Psalm 82:1,2,8 "God stands up to open heaven's court.  He pronounces judgement on the jud...

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God is a Rock and Shelter

  Saturday, April 22, 2023 When I was a little girl, the church we attended was held in a house. Grace Brethren church was a close knit group of around thirty to thirty-five believers.&...

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