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Sweet Remembrances

Having entered the autumn season of my life, I often sit in thoughtful solitude as golden memories drift through my mind like colorful falling leaves.  I ponder each and every one, drawn into the glorious fragrance of sweet remembrances.  There is comfort in the simple… Read More

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Another Time and Place

One of the most cherished moments while reading occurs when you come across a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things that you once believed was unique or particular to you. And behold, here it is, written by someone else, a person you’ve… Read More

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The Kitchen Table

The kitchen table. In my family, it was here that important discussions had their genesis. Opinions were readily expressed on religion, politics, family values, money matters, raising children, taking care of the elderly, education, social responsibility, and death. Typically, children listened, and adults talked.  That… Read More

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Stand Up

It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it. Archibald Alexander Hodge Now, more than ever, the pursuit of truth is paramount to… Read More

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Sweet Remembrances

Having entered the autumn season of my life, I often sit in thoughtful solitude as golden memories drift through my mind like colorful falling leaves driven by a brisk wind.  I ponder each and every one, drawn into the glorious fragrance of sweet remembrances.  There… Read More

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A Lifelong Love

Today is my sweet mother’s birthday—she would have been 93 years old. Although I miss her every day, she left me with such a beautiful legacy—my love of reading. My mother was an avid reader, and I was often the happy recipient of her uncanny… Read More

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A Panoramic View

Visionary thinking provides a broader perspective. It’s like a panoramic view, expanding the picture of what you are able to see.  Visionary thinking calls for three things: (1) Learn. Be sure of what you know and value it—but never settle. Form new relationships, read new… Read More