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conversations with Katie

             Kindergarten introduced Katie to a whole new world. “I have to go to school every day! I think you have to do that in first grade and in second grade, too, maybe,” she said with a budding sense of confidence … Continue reading

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Gathering Bibles for Love Packages

            It was a good week for gathering Bibles and Christian literature for Love Packages. Love Packages sends new and used literature to third world countries with English readers such a Ghana, India and Belize. With only a couple boxes in … Continue reading

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The child with a wanderlust

             Recently Facebook exploded when the Bossier City Police asked for help identifying a little boy wandering alone outside. They could not find his parents or guardians. Within hours the police posted that the parents had been found. The initial posting … Continue reading

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Exercise at Champagnolle Landing

I have always said, “I am allergic to exercise – it makes me break out in sweat.” My gym teachers never found it funny. Neither did physical therapists who aim to generate sweat as part of the healing process. The … Continue reading

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Ready to go … almost

            If leaving an item or two behind hints a reluctance to depart, Dear One obviously had mixed feelings about attending a men’s retreat last weekend. Whatever his feelings about the weekend’s events, I welcomed the prospect of a couple days … Continue reading

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Laundry then and now

 I watched the young woman hoist a basket of laundry, and I commented, “More wash to do?” “With children, there is laundry every day,” she said abruptly. Somehow it reminded me of a conversation with a friend who picked up … Continue reading

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The seatbelt that saved her life twice

The screech of tires, smashing of glass and impact of metal against metal abruptly ended my friend’s ride home from work. Having her car totaled and herself bruised shocked her. In time however it revealed a life saving miracle.   “A … Continue reading

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to vax or no to vax

            To be vaccinated or not to be vaccinated. Whichever you choose, someone will declare it wrong. In January, my husband had Covid. We both quarantined. For three weeks, he laid around the house coughing, totally drained of energy. I rested … Continue reading

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Traveling to Texas

An ad for Chip and Joanna Gaines’ “Fixer-Upper” show in Waco, Texas flicked across the screen. “I want to go see the Magnolia Silo someday,” hubby said. “Okay. Let’s go this week,” I opened my computer and googled distances. “We … Continue reading

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Dr. Leo Carson Davis

When I consider the upcoming school year, I recall Dr. Leo Carson Davis’ rigorous academic expectations. The first day of Geology 101, he informed us we would study rocks and write a weekly journal to improve our written communication. One … Continue reading

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