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In the Blink of an Eye — Pennsylvania Avenue 4

A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken… Proverbs 15:13 Like I said, Mom went through post-partum depression and ran herself ragged. Deanna was impossible and didn’t want to sleep anywhere except … Continue reading

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What Is Marriage?

I met some of my new neighbors here in Maine over the weekend. One of them noticed the vase of flowers I was lugging and my wedding ring and asked if my wife was with me. I said yes. She’s … Continue reading

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Blink of an Eye — Growing Up on Philip Avenue 1

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God… 1 John 4:7 Ah, Philip Avenue … our first “home.” It was a three-room attic apartment, just big enough … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer

As I stated, I was in the pulpit today while our pastor takes some R&R. So I thought I would share this week’s words. My prayer request is the same as the psalmist, May these words of my mouth and … Continue reading

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The Empty Tomb

I don’t usually re-post, but as we approach this Easter season, I thought it appropriate since there are a lot more followers than a year ago. So, for my new-found friends, this is for you. And for my regular readers, … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Good

I’m finally getting around to my five minutes for Friday. You know, it’s the exercise where a group of us — well over 100 strong — parse our thoughts on a common prompt word, then link up to share at … Continue reading

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Don Bosco Tech — Yesterday, Today, Forever

I took a trip yesterday … literally and figuratively. I journeyed 234 miles to stroll down memory lane from 50-plus years ago. Don Bosco Tech, Paterson, NJ. It was my high school home from 1961-65. It’s been closed since 2002 … Continue reading

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Quandary

I saw a video a little while back that has left me in a quandary. My feelings were definitely mixed. I’m not going to share it — many have probably seen it and it is a little disturbing. It depicts … Continue reading

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We Had So Many Moments

  There is a Funky Winkerbean cartoon taped to the file cabinet next to my desk. I look at it every day. Les Moore lost his wife to cancer and he is driving with his daughter Summer. She asks, “Dad … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Originally posted on booklovers1:
Once upon a time two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labour and goods as…

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