Benedict XVI

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Though I’m not Catholic, I appreciate the great historical – and emotional – significance of the Pope stepping down. He asked Sunday for prayers – both for him and the church. He has mine. Having read some of Benedict’s books, I find him to be a skilled instructor. He posted the tweet above to his … Continued

Remembering Iwo Jima

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One of the most recognized photos from World War II (and often reproduced) is that of the flag raising at Iwo Jima. Photographer Joe Rosenthal won a Pulitzer Prize for it, and the image was the basis for the moving Marine Corps War Memorial which stands just outside Washington, D.C., and is pictured below. Truly … Continued

Choppy Waters….

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Whew – the waters have been feeling a little choppy here lately. How about you? It’s never smooth sailing all the way, of course. Life isn’t like that. Especially when you’re stuck in squalls…one storm after another with never a break for sunny weather between…this old proverb is great to keep in mind. Evidently I’m … Continued

Beautiful Snow

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I’m not especially fond of winter. I look outside during a Nor’easter and see….driveway maintenance. 🙂 There was a time, though, (growing up in Illinois) when I couldn’t wait to head down to the lake, pull on my skates, and fly over the ice every day after school. I could not get enough of it. … Continued

Spread Some Sunshine

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This is true, don’t you think? Whatever that sunshine might be: a kind word, a helpful hand, a warm smile…it tends to come back. It might not happen every time it’s offered; all those to whom you extend a kindness obviously don’t necessarily respond in kind. Generally speaking, however, those who spread “sunshine” find that … Continued

Presidents’ Day

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Finally it’s Presidents’ Day. With the non-stop advertising for Presidents’ Day car sales, mattress deals, furniture bargains, and who-knows-what-else…it feels more like Presidents’ Month. Or Winter. And none of it has anything to do with George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. Sigh. Well, the quote below has nothing to do with Washington or Lincoln, either. But … Continued

Sowing a Seed

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“With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.” So true!

Personalized Baby Birth Stats – Newborn Gifts – NEW!

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If you’re looking for a gift to celebrate the arrival of a sweet baby…we’ve just added new designs to our collection of birth stats nursery wall art! These keepsakes are personalized with baby’s name and birth statistics (birth date, weight, etc.). Available in a variety of color palettes and designs, there’s something to match most … Continued