Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Dream Lives On

In 2006 I attended Montrose Christian Writers Conference in Montrose, PA. My main class that week was on Journalism, taught by Dr. Michael “Smitty” Smith, a professor from Campbell University. Smitty’s an enthusiastic guy whose eyes and ears are always … Continue reading

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Preparing to Retreat

It seems a bit ironic that getting ready for a vacation or a weekend retreat often involves frenetic activity—watering plants, shopping for groceries or other supplies, tidying our home, paying bills, and the big issue: deciding what to wear. How … Continue reading

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The Mind Stealer

Last weekend I stopped at a neighbor’s garage sale—not just to shop, but also to touch base with her. We chatted awhile and then I inquired about her mother’s health. Her face reflected her sadness as she stated, “Mom has … Continue reading

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Fall Nostalgia

I bought my first seasonal orchard-grown apples this week. Walking into the apple shed, I closed my eyes and breathed in the delicious smell of apples. This always brings back sweet memories. When our children were young, we bought property … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Extraordinary Man

I attended a funeral last weekend of a man I didn’t know well. Bob was a relative of a relative. I don’t always attend a service for someone with such a “loose” connection to me, but it seemed important for … Continue reading

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