Death, Love, and Choices in 2018

January 10, 2018

I felt honored by those of you who took the time and effort to answer my survey questions last week. I got to know a few readers better and was introduced to some I had never met. Thank you! I noticed common themes. A number of people have experienced the loss of loved ones this year. Some are facing health issues in themselves or their …

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Worry Ends in the Pumpkin Patch

October 5, 2015

I’m talking about Mommsen’s Pumpkin Patch, and if you live anywhere in the vicinity of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, surely you’ve heard of it. The perfect place to take your children on an autumn day when the air is crisp and apple-biting and sun pours from the sky like liquid gold. A couple of the teachers from the kids’ church of which I’m a part–we call …

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A Growing Pile of Pennies

June 29, 2015

A guest post by Dorcas Smucker, blogger at Life in the Shoe: *** This post is about piles of stuff. And it’s mostly for young people. This is dangerous, I know, to classify myself not only as old, but also with wisdom to impart. On the few occasions that I write or speak to young people, my young-adult children often say, “DON’T sound like you’re talking …

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