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REPENTING OF “I TOLD YOU SO”

Ashlyn (7) and Jadalyn (8)  were here last week.  While I washed the dishes I remembered the days when they both clamored to pull up a stool and wash the dishes.  I let them do so occasionally, but generally I … Continue reading

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GOD HAS NOT REJECTED YOU!

Was your Mother’s Day painful? Scenario:  At church about ten-twelve years ago. Preacher:  “Let all the mothers stand up.”  I stood.  “If you’re here with your mother, stand up please,” he continued. A very common routine for the day that … Continue reading

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EASTER DELIGHT

Anticipation Of spying Easter bunny is wondrous delight!   Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Photo googled, download dreamstime.com

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LET HER SOAR

Monkey bars give birth To the cheerleader within As future takes hold. Haiku prompt: birth, cheer by Ronovan  

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LETTER TO KENLYN

 pop My dear one-year-old Kenlyn, In our family, you are the youngest, I am the oldest except for Papa Sammy who is older than I.  But he is a man.  I want to talk girl talk.  You see once upon … Continue reading

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WITH A FLOURISH

With a flourish, she sat down Sparkling smile for all – She’s the super star in town!

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‘TWEEN GOD AND ME (Car)

As I stood in that long wide hall looking at the poster with a picture of the car, my heart began to do funny things.  I murmured, “You’re going to give me that car, aren’t you, Lord.” But I’m getting … Continue reading

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MORE HEART STRINGS

The year was 1965 or 66 and I had a class of third and fourth grade students.  Our language arts lesson consisted of writing about our class.  The students dictated a paragraph which I wrote on the board.  They were … Continue reading

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Lucky? Me?

Tender little hand on my shoulder awakening me from sleep.  “Grandma, the baby wants you,” she said. Helpful little hands keeping sister from falling. Victorious little hands grasping air, doing a balancing act. Skillful little hands coloring in the lines. Careful … Continue reading

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THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL

“Nobody’s ever loved me like you do,” said the orange-clad girl as she sat with little bare feet drawn up in the chair in the chaplain’s office at the County jail. Innocent looking yellow curls framed a troubled face.  Her … Continue reading

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