• Only Laughter Need Apply

    courtneys bd

    I was all set to write a scathing blog about how a friend “unfriended” me because she claimed we said too much about Jesus on our Facebook. My husband Ned and I share a Facebook page and we love to see all the different messages that come up daily and…

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  • Not Too Late I Hope


    In some countries of Africa there is a saying when a person has died…they are “late.” I thought it was really unusual when I read this but I kinda liked it. The thing I did not like is the fact that it reminded me of some people in my life…

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  • Sticks Like Glue


    There is a Girl Scout song my friend April and used to sing when we sat around the campfire at Girl Scout camp at Mt. Lemmon. "Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.” I can still remember the sparks flying off the huge…

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  • My Favorite Chats


    My husband Ned took this picture over 10 years ago in Germany. We were visiting our daughter Paige, who is a teacher in southern Germany and he snapped this photo when we were taking a walk near her apartment. I have always loved it. I imagine myself leaning a bike…

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  • Memories To Come


    I love Psalm 119. I believe it is the longest chapter in the Bible. At first I always shied away from it because it seemed to take forever to read it. But gradually since Ned and I are on a mission to memorize a new scripture each week I have…

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  • You’re Thankful for a Frog?

    Blessings Frog

    Do you like frogs? I never did. When I was younger and held a few in my hands they felt slimy and slithery. Although my husband Ned says they make for great eating I only tried them once and no thank-you..I would rather eat liver. But I love this frog…

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  • What Did You Say?


    I talk a lot. God has used it for His glory and I love to share with folks on the radio, encourage people I meet who need someone to listen to. But talking has its downsides too. In grade school I was constantly getting in trouble for talking. In 5th…

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  • Freedom


    As I was sitting at my computer the other morning wondering what to blog about, suddenly the word “freedom” popped into my head. There’s been a lot of it in the news lately… Scotland asking for freedom from England and then voting it down. Christians and Muslims alike wanting freedom…

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  • The Master’s Hand


    This painting was created by my husband Ned on his iPad. He loves creating these pictures with his crafty stylus and the more he works at it the better he gets. I am sitting at the kitchen table at our daughter Jennifer's home in Michigan while she is baking a…

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  • The Feast

    Woman holding fish platter

    I love to feast with family, and even though I am not a great cook, I can always contribute something. My husband Ned is the chef in our family, although our children and grandchildren can whip up some incredible meals, like my daughter-in-law Jenell, seen here holding a platter of good…

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