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Another Kind of Privilege

I know I am privileged beyond measure for many reasons. I hope I don't take any of that for granted, nor that I squander it or fail to use it to make the world a better place. Today, I'm reminded of what a privilege I have in the father department. Fathers are such a...

Waving My Lantern Over Here

  Decades ago, I read a pioneer story about a wife and mother on the lonely prairie, miles away from the closest neighbor. I think it was the novel, "Lantern in Her Hand" by Bess Streeter Aldrich, but I couldn't find the exact scene today when I was searching, so...

Making the Best of Things

                        The picture on your left is what Cousins Camp should look like at our house. A mass of grandchildren and assorted relatives bunking together at our place for several days each summer....

Thank God for the Little Ships

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the miracle rescue at Dunkirk. Starting on May 26th in 1940, hundreds of thousands of allied troops struggled to the shore near Dunkirk in northern France. They were caught between the water and the enemy who was fast...

Someday, We can touch again.

Human beings are hard-wired for touching one another. According to science, touch is the first of our senses to develop. Plus, the human touch releases a feel-good hormone in our brain. That is why a good snuggle at the end of a long day can wash away all the stress...

Getting by with a Little Help from My Friends

Daily life is hard work right now. Just going to the grocery store wears me out! One author describes this as moral fatigue. A simple trip to get breakfast supplies becomes a series of life-threatening decisions. Wear a mask? No mask? Gloves? How many cartons of eggs...