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Pondering

Great Is Thy Faithfulness My husband and I were traveling down the highway one wintery day, when out of the blue, the sun broke through the clouds, shined brightly on a farm house across the field, sending strength and encouragement to a little family on the hill. Totally awesome! Later, crossing a bridge, I exclaimed…

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Reflections and Inspirations

Good News I appreciate our small town paper.  I read about people and events that are important to me.  So much of our news sources hash and rehash what “important” people in the greater world are doing, and saying. Mostly we hear what is wrong with our world, and about who we might blame. The…

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The Edina I Knew

Poems One of the things I remember fondly are the poems we were required to read and memorize in school. I remember we were required to recite them from memory in front of the class. I could memorize a poem rather quickly, and thus Miss Hudson would let those of us who might,  give our…

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On the Brighter Side

WINTER The air is cold and bites the nose, fingers and toes. New snow covers everything. Every little twig, wire and weed is outlined in hoarfrost making even the most ordinary things become things of great beauty at least for a little while. Tracks in the fresh snow reveal the activities of little mice, rabbits…

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The Edina I Knew

Viewers Not Doers It’s hard to believe that our society has taken such an advance to the rear. I keep thinking back to the thirties and forties when we would gather in the neighborhood and play games like hide and go seek, tag, tap on the ice box, mark corner, capture the flag, tree climbing,…

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Pondering

A Beautiful White Cross My husband and I were sitting at the dining room table eating donuts and drinking Hot Chocolate, when my eyes somehow rested on a White Cross on our Christmas Tree! Each year we decorate with colorful bulbs and lights. Then, one Sunday Morning at Church, Judy gave us a Christmas Card…

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On The Brighter Side

What’s  in a  Name Do you know anyone today whose name is Ichabod?  The name appears in the Bible referring to a bad prophet who died because he was wicked.  The name means “without glory” and he was true to his name. We all recall Ichabod Crane from the story from “Tales of Sleepy Hollow”…

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Reflections and Inspirations

One Lone Noel It’s beginning to look NOT like Christmas. No snow, not much store shopping, limited family gatherings.  Kind of Ho-Ho-Hum.  So, I thought I would add some Christmas cheer by sharing a story about Christmas creativity. I am a real bargain shopper, so when I saw that if I bought two large Noel…

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Rutledge Renegades

Sympathy to family and friends of Randy Brown. Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Kirksville and Quincy. Jim and Nancy Jo Waack went to Columbia. Neta Phillips went to Kirksville. Some of those in this week were:  Bob Rouse, Neta Phillips, Dale Tague, Martin Guinn, Reva Hustead, Bob & Dorothy Hunolt, Ronnie & Bonnie…

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Pondering

O Little Town of Bethlehem While waiting at a bank teller window, I saw several Christmas Ornaments on a shelf, my favorite: a snowman with a blue hat and scarf, holding a sign, “Let It Snow!” Then, a Casey’s cup caught my heart, a red city surrounding it reminding me of a favorite Christmas song,…

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