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What the Heart Reflects

Before a closet full of clothing and a floor filled with shoes were the norm, before makeup and grooming supplies were here in abundance, the outward appearance mattered. When Thomas Jefferson’s daughter, Patsy, was a small child in the late 1700’s, he took care to teach her to value her ...

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God Can Keep It Clean!

Cleaning a home was quite a task in the old days. Women once used a wringer washer to clean their family’s clothes, spending much time wringing the clothes out through the wringer rolls at the top of the machine.  Wet clothes were hung on a backyard line when weather allowed, ...

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Coconut Cake and Flattery

Darryl’s Bakery made the most wonderful donuts and cakes. I remember going into the little shop, holding my mother’s hand as the bell above the hundred-year-old door rang, announcing our arrival.  Every birthday, Mom would purchase a delicious white cake with little clowns on top, wearing their red and blue ...

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Five Finger Lesson

“May your ‘five finger lesson’ be valuable to you throughout your school day and when you go home.”                                                                  ...

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Need A Builder?

My grandfather built two houses and both still stand today. The gift of fine woodworking had been passed down to him by his German grandfather. Never hurried in his creation, he had the vision of the completed work always before him. The first house he built was a small two-story ...

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