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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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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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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In Every Season

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Well, the leaves have turned beautiful shades of orange, red and yellow. It’s a beautiful season, ...

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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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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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My Thoughts About Book

Lynn Berna and I have a devotional coloring book available online at Amazon. We placed some of our devotions here from the Blog and added some new ones. We hope that you take the opportunity to purcha...

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Strategy for Life's Ups and Downs

Monday, July 31, 2023 Luke 11:28 Jesus spoke to the crowd and said, "Yes, but even more blessed are all who hear the Word of God and put it into practice."   When I find myself in the down p...

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Life After 70

Life used to be a big deal. Life Magazine. Yes, it used to be a big deal. Oftentimes famous people were on its cover from 1936 until its end in 1970. It had special editions published until the year 2...

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God Wants Us to Dream Big

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." God wants us to dream...

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America's Love Affair with the Automobile

There is an old saying which originated from the Bible, Ecclesiastes 1:9, “… there is nothing new under the sun.” Even though Henry Ford began mass production of the Model T, he really didn't “invent”...

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Lou Gehrig

Here is another great speech in the annals of American history as highly emotionally charged words given by heroes in the twilight of their lives. This speech was given by Lou Gehrig in Yankee Stadium...

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Walking through History with Two Great Men

 Welcome to our study of great American speeches delivered by great men. Transferring presidential responsibilities from one administration to the next is to be a smooth transition. Outgoing...

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Celebrating Fathers

Sunday, June 18 & Monday, June 19, 2023 "Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them" (...

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