Let Nature Take Its Course

He leads me beside quiet waters. Psalm 23:2b I spent my teen years across the street from Lake Erie. I descend from folks on the Mayflower voyage of 1620. I suppose that is where I get my great love of being by water. I prefer a large lake, but an ocean, river, or pond will do. Fortunately, I live near a flood-control undeveloped area in Houston where I can walk along a bit of water.

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Where Life Leads

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Prov. 27:1 Work recently took me within an hour of a very dear friend now lives. We manage to see each other perhaps every other year. Visiting with her reminded me what good friends we really are and how much I miss not seeing her more often.

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Make Do or Do Without

I learned this philosophy from my grandmother and had it reinforced by my parents. I grew up in a household that figured if they kept us fed, adequately clothed, got us to school on time and indulged us with a few special gifts once in a while they’d done their parental duties by us. Whatever I lacked – though I wasn’t aware that I lacked much of anything – I more than compensated for in […]

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