Category Archives: Family Life

Fathers to the Rescue by Betty Mason Arthurs

    Fathers to the Rescue by Betty Mason Arthurs Father’s Day is here and it’s a time to pay tribute to our fathers and their positive influence in our lives. I also love the stories about fathers in the … Continue reading

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A Dad, a Daughter and a Butterfly by Betty Mason Arthurs

A Dad, a Daughter and a Butterfly by Betty Mason Arthurs   Father’s Day is coming and I love stories about fathers who have been involved in their children’s lives, bringing strength and loving care into every moment. My pastor, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mother

Today is my mother’s 92nd birthday, the first one since her death four months ago. Today I am acutely reminded of my loss. I will be glad to get through this day, to have checked off one more “first” without her. … Continue reading

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Diamond Ring and Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs

Diamond Ring and Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs Christmas time brings both happy and painful memories. Today, I share one of a father’s love and his gift. A father kept a memorable gift tucked away in the top drawer of … Continue reading

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The ITCH that almost stole Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs

  The ITCH That Almost Stole Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs In the 1970s my husband and I along with our two young children lived in western New York farm country. A week before Christmas, John and our neighbor Junior … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Interview by Betty Mason Arthurs

Thanksgiving Interview by Betty Mason Arthurs One of America’s greatest celebrations is in a few days, Thanksgiving. It’s a time we remember the Pilgrims who came to the new world to escape persecution for their religion. On that special day, … Continue reading

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Why and How to Read to your Baby…by ARHuelsenbeck

All five of my children knew how to read by the time they entered kindergarten. Are they incredibly brilliant? Yes. But more than anything else, I attribute their early grasp of a complicated but vital skill to the fact that … Continue reading

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