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YOU Get a Book

Today I heard that Oprah Winfrey was the Commencement speaker at one of the city’s local colleges. Then, I heard more of the story. Oprah founded a girls school in South Africa, which she promised to do after meeting with Nelson Mandela. Upon graduation, the girls are accepted into countless colleges throughout the world. One […]

Next Great Photographer

Today my parents and I went to the graduation party for my nephew’s girlfriend as she received her college degree in photography. When we arrived at her parents’ home, we noticed one of her photos hanging on the wall. The beautiful picture of a person sitting by the baths in London was printed on canvas […]

Much to Celebrate

When my dad had his last PET scan done, they found a small lesion in the back of his head in the fluid between the brain and the skull. His doctor ordered an MRI to take another look which he had done last week. The other day we had an appointment with the doctor to […]

Brotherly Love

When I got home from the chocolate festival on Saturday, my brother from out of state had arrived for a visit. On Mother’s Day, my mom and I were surrounded by men – my dad, both my brothers, and my son. It was a different dynamic from the usual and we had fun as we […]

Chocolate and More

My sister makes an amazing toffee and has attended a couple of chocolate festivals to sell her wares. I have come up with a couple of ways to use the small bits of toffee that are left after breaking it apart for packaging. For the better part of last week, I made truffles and cookies […]

Nurse Appreciation

Today my dad had another test at the hospital. There was a lot of waiting involved and he was getting pretty anxious and irritated. When we finally got to the area to prepare for the test, his blood pressure was through the roof. The nurse was super nice and patient. She really helped my dad […]

Courageous Martyrs

Tonight in my Bible class, we read through the books of Maccabees. It was an amazing, yet disturbing account of the oppression and martyrdom of the Jewish people. Those who failed to obey the laws of the land and chose God’s laws instead were tortured and died horrible deaths. Probably the most famous story out […]