Category Archives: Love

The Sweetest Sound

In a doctor’s office waiting room, a serene young mother interacts with her approximately one-year-old daughter. The toddler walks back and forth between her mom and other enticing areas of the room, examining toys, scrambling up on an empty chair. … Continue reading

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Married 50 years and Never a Dull Moment by Betty Mason Arthurs

  Married 50 Years and Never a Dull Moment by Betty Mason Arthurs Yes, we’ve been married 50 years in June. I believe a few words sums up our marriage: Never a dull moment and plenty of dumb ones. Our … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Christmas and Matilda by Betty Mason Arthurs

Nursing Home Christmas and Matilda…by Betty Mason Arthurs “Mrs. Arthurs, Matilda escaped during lunch, but she’s back safe and sound.” A nurse’s aide, Anne, breathlessly told me the latest escapade of one of our nursing home patients when I arrived … Continue reading

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Always Reason to Celebrate

December first–one of my favorite days of the year!  The beginning of the most celebrated month. School programs, cookie exchanges, church festivities, baking, shopping, decorating…busy, busy, busy. It’s become such a big deal that whole books have been written on … Continue reading

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Be at Rest

I crave the Word of God more and more these days. Not so much for its comfort, although that is surely there, and welcome in these days…these days of terror, disease, disaster. Not so much for its promise of eternal … Continue reading

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Hints for the New Widow(er). . . by Donna Clark Goodrich

Take Time to Grieve Everyone grieves differently. While one person may seem to have boundless energy and begin immediately cleaning and sorting and getting rid of things, another may find it difficult to get out of bed and face a … Continue reading

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I’m an Old Lady and It’s My Husband’s Fault by Betty Mason Arthurs

I’m an Old Lady and It’s My Husband’s Fault…by Betty Mason Arthurs I turned 70 years this month, but when did I turn old? Now I remember and how could I forget? My husband John pushed me over the edge … Continue reading

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6 Reasons My Dad was the Best…by Linda Carlblom

Sunday is Father’s Day, so I thought a post about dads would be appropriate. Especially since I had the best dad on the planet. Was he perfect? Nope. And I bet yours wasn’t either. But really, isn’t that a relief? … Continue reading

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Tapes…by Carol Boley

I heard my grandfather’s voice for the first time in 30 years.  It sounded just as I remembered it. My eyes misted and I smiled as I heard his gentle Southern drawl right in the middle of a story I … Continue reading

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I Suffer from Spinners

I suffer from a common yet rarely-diagnosed condition called “spinners.” You may be familiar with the symptoms. You may even suffer from it like I do, yet not even know it is a real THING. Oh yes, it is real. … Continue reading

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