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How to Can Blackberries and Make a Pie

How to Can Blackberries and Make a Pie

I spent a rare cool morning for this part of the country at a blackberry patch in Louisburg, KS this past week. After two hours I had about seven quarts of berries. For my afternoon activity I canned my pick because the freezer is full. While the canned berries cooled on the counter I got a haircut. My hairdresser asked how I canned the berries. She’d never done it before. This is what I told her: “It’s simple really. While…

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Sampson at Sight & Sound

Sampson at Sight & Sound

I recently had the opportunity to visit Sight & Sound Theatre in Branson, MO. This production company does a phenomenal job bringing this Biblical character to life. The stage production is out-of-this world. I especially enjoyed some of the lines. When Sampson has lost his strength by having his hair cut and he’s blinded by his enemies, a character says to him, “God’s grace is like hair–it just keeps growing.” I’ll not share more with you. I’ll let you discover the…

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An Observation Through Scriptural Glasses

An Observation Through Scriptural Glasses

  In today’s world you can seldom turn on the TV without the words Strzok or Page spilling out the speakers. As I watched his appearance before congress the other day several scriptures came to mind. Though he admitted to questioners he held animus toward Trump, he adamantly denied it affected his actions. God’s word says differently. Proverbs 23:7 in the King James Version says, “For as a man thinketh in this heart so is he.” As various questioners read…

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A Powerful Declaration for our Nation

A Powerful Declaration for our Nation

A person a one of the places I visit each week as a chaplain gave me this recently. I don’t know who Karen Serna is, but I think her ideas are very powerful. Let me know what you think. An Expanded version of the Preamble to the US Constitution as written by Karen Serna Ps. 11:3 Declares: If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? Therefore, we the People of the United States in order to form a…

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An Interesting Free Biblical Series

An Interesting Free Biblical Series

A client of mine shared a series of extraordinary websites with me a few weeks ago. I finally got around to watching them on You Tube over this past weekend. They cover Ron Wyatt’s accounts of his discovery of everything from the Red Sea crossing by Moses and the Israelites to his discovery of The Ark of the Covenant and beyond. As you probably know, once you finish one segment on You Tube, a related subject pops up. I sat…

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Last Farewell

Last Farewell

  Recently one of my blog readers wrote they wanted to see the entries I mentioned in the post “20/20 Hindsight.” This is the one I entered in the Poetry, Unrhymed, Long category. My great-grandparents settled in the Oklahoma Territory in 1889. It was too late to plant crops by the time they arrived. The next year the settlers endured a crop-killing drought and a prairie fire. The only thing left were turnips. The locals called 1890, “The Year of…

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Discouragement’s Cure

Discouragement’s Cure

Recently I had an opportunity to visit Bass Pro Shops Big Cedar Lodge on Table Rock Lake near Branson, MO for a wedding. Through a front gate, along a winding road, then a scenic ride on a shuttle, brought us to the site of the wedding. At the end of a long underground walkway we emerged to see this magnificent site set in a reflecting pool overlooking Table Rock. To the left of The End of the Trail sculpture sat…

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Of Frogs and Wagon Wheels

Of Frogs and Wagon Wheels

An old Bible teacher often said, “The best one to minister to a frog who has been run over by a wagon wheel is another frog who has been run over by a wagon wheel.” That was his interpretation of 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 which reads, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to…

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The All-Sufficient One

The All-Sufficient One

  I’m amazed at Jesus’ sufficiency for every situation as I walk this new path of widowhood. When I need tax advice, a trusted, competent advisor appears. When I am faced with questions about the farm and its daily operations, He provides people in the know. When I need energy to clean out a grossly overly cluttered garage, He supplies the motivation, a dear sister-in-law to help, and willing hands to carry off the unneeded plunder. When I need to…

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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

In reading over my dad’s letters written in May of 1945, 73 years ago, they showed that time proved to be extra-stressful. World War II had just ended with Germany, but not Japan. The battle-weary GIs longed to come home. A different rumor flew at least once a day. Would they be allowed to come home? Would they have to stay in Germany as part of the occupied forces? Would wives and children be allowed to join the GIs if…

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