Influential Writings

On Facebook, a post is going around asking people to show the books that have influenced them the most. For me, it’s a no brainer. The Bible, also known as the Word of God. I’ve read it multiple times and continue to read it daily. A distant second is not

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I Don’t Know

I feel like I’m living in the land of I Don’t Know. For months, it’s been almost impossible to make plans. Is something we wanted to attend going to occur? We don’t know. When will you know? We don’t know. This week was supposed to be the West Texas Writers

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Precious Memories

Precious memories, how they linger… Hubby and I have been cleaning out our garage. Since we’re home a lot, it seemed like a good time to do it. Tucked away in the corner were boxes and boxes of slides, movies, memory boxes, and books, all waiting to see the light

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Tornado Alley

I don’t claim to be a poet, but sometimes, the story must be told in a poem. I wrote one for a contest, and I’m sharing it with you. It’s based on the real-life event that happened to my great-grandparents. I hope you’ll enjoy my poem. Tornado Alley Mary and

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Masking Up

Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:4 I HATE being sick. All my life, I’ve been blessed with good health, and I thank God for that everyday. Colds, flu, one bout with strep, and the occasional

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Becoming a Mother

As I’ve said before, I spent years journaling. This Mother’s Day, I took out my journals written when my children were very young and reread parts of them. The amazing thing of journaling is the recording of little events that get lost in the cracks of the road of life.

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2005 Journal Entry

Last week, I talked about journaling and promised to give an excerpt from my own journal. I chose a section from what I wrote on January 26, 2005. Here’s a peek into what I was thinking and feeling over 15 years ago: I am continuing to write on the story

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Journaling Prompts

A few weeks ago, my blog covered my many years of journaling (see A Life of Journaling). This past week, I came across an interesting article in a Book Cave newsletter about journaling prompts that gave me new ideas. First of all, journaling is easy. All it takes is a

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Thankful for Technology

Hubby and I are staying home these days. Our age and my asthma push us into the high-risk category for COVID-19 so prudence forces us to shelter in place. Our quarantine comes when Hubby is usually busy getting ready for his summer sojourn to South Dakota. For now, that trip

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