Monthly Archives: June 2019

WHY BEAT THE LAMB

  Take one lamb without blemish from the flock . . . keep it until the fourteenth day . . . kill it . . .(Ex 12:3-5)  “Children, be careful with the lamb. It must be kept perfect. Daddy has … Continue reading

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THE MAKING OF “me”

(A copy and paste from four years ago – instead of eighty-one, I’m now eighty-five and Alayna is twenty-six.) The browning album crackled from the weight of the fading pictures as my grandchildren turned the page of the wonderland that … Continue reading

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OPPORTUNE MOMENT

This barber keeps overhead cost to a minimum, but his clientele seem not to care.  Requirement for his business was a towel. a stool, and clippers.  Since the tonsorial service was free, older grandson sits patiently while Papa Hayes sees … Continue reading

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WEB OF BONDAGE

You claim you want peace and sweet release, from the things that are holding you down. But you hang on to bad habits and they increase like rabbits. With the upper-hand, they laugh like clowns. They dangle you, jangle you, … Continue reading

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LET’S CHAT

Let’s chat about downsizing.   I invited some friends over for lunch last week.  As I set the table for three, I considered downsizing where it really hurts.  Sixty years ago having lunch together meant husbands and kids also.  Fourteen of … Continue reading

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HATE WITHOUT CAUSE

Butterflies I favor; Hummingbirds bring me pleasure; June bugs I detest. ****************** For those who look for a lesson/moral in my writings – there is one here!  At least for me.  Got it? ****************** Image:  (GERMANY OUT) Zwei Feldmaikaefer Melolontha … Continue reading

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NO SUBSTITUTE FOR FATHER GOD

HAVE YOU NOTICED Mark 3:34-35? When Jesus said those who do God’s will “will be my brother, sister, and mother.”  He did not say anyone else would be his father.  No one could take the place of his Father. We … Continue reading

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MEET THOMAS HAYES

This father’s day salute goes to Rev. Thomas Hayes, my father-in-law and spiritual leader for many years of my life. To my blogging friends who did not know him, a bit of an introduction. One of Tom’s daughters, an English … Continue reading

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WHAT WILL THE WHISTLE SAY TODAY?

Feeling chilly Fran put the teapot on and went back to her warm bed. Six years ago Jim bought the whistling teapot.   They lay in bed many mornings fitting words to the rhythm of its whistle.   Silly things, kiddie things.  … Continue reading

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SWIMMING AGAINST THE FLOW

Swimming against the flow! I’m swimming upstream today so I’ll hurry before I lose my gumption. Here goes: Lewis B. Smedes said, “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” This philosophy is … Continue reading

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