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My Father-In-Law

  You met my mother-in-law… now meet my father-in-law. Marriott was a survivor of the wild and often frigid winters of North Dakota. He was an amazing man, strong of opinion, dedicated to getting unheard of deals when he purchased new cars, was a neighborhood hero for coming to anyone’s aid if they needed help, […]

Get your suitcase packed... God would like to take you somewhere!

My Mother-In-Law

  I had the most amazing mother-in-law! Peg Albertson started as a teacher in a one-room school in Northern Wisconsin, and retired as a librarian many decades later. In addition she raised an absolutely marvelous daughter who I was smart enough to marry. In retirement she honed a skill she had practiced for most of […]

In spite of the tension and troubles in our lives, if we're honest we admit that much of the day we are managing our blessings!

Don’t Ignore God’s Blessings – Count Them!

  “God’s blessing makes life rich; nothing we do can improve on God.”  Proverbs 10:22 MSG When you get to your late seventies, you’ve accumulated a lot of information. Unfortunately, much of it is worthless, senseless and sometimes dangerous. Like: Dip a match in vinegar and apply it to your warts… they’ll disappear (and they […]

You may need the spiritual equivalent of what I needed with Valley Fever

Valley Fever

“So do not fear, for I am with you;     do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;     I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV About thirty years ago we lived in Visalia, California. While there I contracted a case of Valley Fever. It’s […]