2020 Winter Trip

Hubby and I returned from our long-planned winter trip. When we were putting together the logistics of the trip, we never dreamed an unseen hitchhiker might tag along. When we left, only a few states had confirmed cases of the coronavirus; by the time we got home, almost every state

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History Lessons of Minidoka

Hubby and I explored Idaho history this past week. Several years ago, the historical museum of Idaho closed for a couple of years so they could completely redo the place. We visited for the first time and were amazed at how updated and modern it looked. There were lots of

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A Life of Journaling

Have you ever kept a journal or written in a diary? Do you ever go back and read them? I hope you do because it’s a good way to see how God has worked in your life. When I was a teenager, I got a five-year diary for Christmas. For

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Spreading Literacy

This past week, I attended a fundraiser for a local facility that provides tutoring in literacy, English, and GED tests. A non-profit organization, they have one yearly fundraiser to fund their building, the administrators, and faculty. They have a board of directors and maybe four women who run the place

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Old Time Church Songs

For those of you who don’t know, I go to the Church of Christ where our singing is all acapella. Voices blended in harmony is a beautiful sound, especially when giving praise to God. On Sundays, church songs flow through my head and out my mouth. I mostly know the

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Sleeping Problems

Ever have trouble sleeping? What do you do while you’re awake? Occasionally I can’t sleep. It’s mostly due to eating or drinking something with caffeine too close to bedtime. Like 6 hours too close. I seem to be very sensitive to caffeine at night. If I eat chocolate after 4

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Older Women

So much has been said and sung of the beautiful young girls. Why don’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women? Harriet Beecher Stowe The more I look in the mirror, the more I must acknowledge that I’m an older woman. I’m not sad about that, but gladly

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Dressing Up

Last month, my friend Mary Ann and I were discussing how people dress to go to the stores (namely Walmart) or other public places. Many seem like they never bothered to get out of their pajamas or combed their hair. As we talked, I looked down at my yoga pants,

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Good-bye 2019

This week marks the end of the Twenty-Teens decade and the beginning of the Twenty-Twenties. I’m having a hard time getting my head around the fact that 2020 has arrived. That date seems so…space-aged! Weren’t we supposed to have flying cars and interplanetary commerce by now? When I was a

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