My Favorite Aunt, Ruth

My Favorite Aunt, Ruth
I received a package in the mail at Christmas when I was about ten years old.  After gently removing the brown mailing paper on the outside, then pulling off the lovely wrapping paper on the inside, I dug through the layers of tissue.  There I found the most beautiful, albeit totally...
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Black and White TV Oh MY

Black and White TV Oh MY
My favorite black and white show was really a movie and it was only half in Black and White....The Wizard of Oz.  It was a movie my mother enjoyed watching with me.  Most of my growing up years, mom didn't have a lot of time for TV, keeping house for three...
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Zipping

Zipping
Flying through the trees like a squirrel or monkey...who wouldn't love that?  My first adventure ziplining began with trepidation and ended with exhilaration.  I wanted to take my husband on a "different' kind of trip, one that was daring but not TOO daring.  Googling around located this thing called ziplining in...
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mexico

mexico
For a girl who had never been far from home, flying to Cancun was a big adventure. I was going with my new husband, Greg, on our honeymoon and this man was someone I wanted to travel with. In my previous life(before Greg I had always found excuses about why not...
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The locket

The locket
I have a locket.  I 've had it since I was a teenager when my mother gave it to me.  At her death, I found a picture of her prior to marriage to my father.  She was wearing the locket.  My father does not know who gave it to her, as he...
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faith and spirituality

  If you could broadcast a single lesson you've learned from your faith what would it be?  The most memorable lesson that comes to my mind is hearing my favorite pastor challenge his congregation:  Don't be afraid to Get out of the Boat.  The setting for this instruction was Jesus walking...
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Faith

My mother brought me up going to church any time the doors were open.  So we were at church at least three times weekly.  My father never participated until way later in life, after all the children had left home.  My mother had a faith she never questioned.  She read and...
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