Real Lessons from Real Life

Mrs. Jenkins and Me

I’ll confess I have always been frightened and repulsed by the poor and the outcast…But seeing through eyes of mercy and compassion is a start.

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Saint Betsie

“‘…must tell people what we have learned here,’ (gasped Betsie as she was dying.) ‘We must tell them that there is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still. They will listen to us, Corrie, because we have been here.’” (Corrie ten Boom: “The Hiding Place

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Summer: And The Week That Was!

Back in the sixties, there was a TV comedy show called, “That Was the Week That Was.” We’ve just had such a week…but it wasn’t all that funny. It began with a dog who wouldn’t eat.

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Forever Indeed

I probably wore my hat decorated with pheasant feathers. They were very cool in my new husband’s Pennsylvania of 1962 and I loved mine. In any case, I’m sure I was dressed up that October Sunday—hat, gloves, high heels. That’s how we went to church back then. But underneath all those fancy clothes, I was scared to death.

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