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Whatcha’ Got in Your Pocket?

I’ve always loved pockets.  As a little girl, pockets were useful for hiding my money from brothers hungry for candy.  As a teenager, I always had a wide-tooth comb tucked into the back pocket of my jeans for a quick fix to my Farrah-do.  As a mom, pockets are a collect-all for random items picked up […]

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Have a Tie-Riffic Father’s Day!

It’s not too late to pull together something to honor those amazing Dads in your life. Last week I was blog-hopping and found Amanda’s Parties To GO!   She is so creative and generous in her ideas and her freebies, I had to become a follower.  Actually, I think I’d like to adopt her.   Finding her blog […]

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

When I was a kid the poem “Rain, rain go away, Come again another day” didn’t mean much to me. Neither did “It’s raining, it’s pouring, the Old Man is snoring. He went to bed, and bumped his head, and didn’t get up in the morning.” I lived in Helena, MT, and they only averaged […]

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The Message in God’s Bottle

 I’m sentimental and love filling jars with my special treasures.   Vintage jars display things like pink and white pebbles from my favorite Lake Helena beach,  shells from Florida,  Gramma Geneva’s vintage buttons, Scrabble tiles, marbles, and dice. Two of my favorite treasures are water from the Dead Sea in Israel and sand from a beach in  Normandy.  I learned […]

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Come Unto Me!

Written October 27, 2006 Matthew 11:28 – 30 Come unto me, all  that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and […]

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Shining Light or Burned-Out Bulb?

Above my awkward split-level foyer hangs a garish chandelier. (Prounounced FOI-YAY just to put on airs.) It’s not my favorite feature of the home, yet one I’ve never justified changing. I’ve looked at others, but balk at the price and the look. If I’m gunna’ spend money on something that doesn’t NEED to be replaced, I have to […]

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City-Slicking Redneck Breakfast

Remember when I wrote about the City-Slicking Redneck Vacation I gave the tantilizing promise of showing ya’ a Redneck Breakfast? Pull out your tastebuds, here’s the recipe. Wake up when you wanna’ and start a delicious fire in your firepit. We’ve lost the ability, or actually the desire, to start a fire with one match. We use wax […]

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City-Slickin’ Redneck Vacation

My husband and I grew up in the upper Midwest, married and stayed, mostly living in the country. We hunted, camped, fished, gardened and daily performed other self-sufficient practices. We wore tennis shoes, jeans and t-shirts almost every day, except Sunday. This uniform was even office wear. If you wore buttons and shoelaces that weren’t white you were considered […]

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Best Parenting Advice

Years ago I asked Ann, mother of nine children, for her best parenting advice. Hoping for a soliloquy, because I needed lotsa’ spiritual ammunition, I was even prepared to take notes. Never one to mince words, she looked me in the eye and said, “Pray about EVERYTHING!” That was it. She didn’t expound other than giving me the  example of potty-training, […]

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What About That Toilet Seat?

 Writers wax eloquent about this topic.  Comedians garnish laughs and build their careers by bringing it to light.  Marriage counselors discuss it with struggling couples.  Where two or three married women are gathered, the subject is likely to come up.  Pregnant women are given serious warnings to watch for this behavior by their spouses. Apparently, […]

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