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I was up to my eyes in deep-thought-thinking this weekend with a friend, and it all started when he asked me about my “dream car.”

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I love to listen to the 23rd Psalm. It is so soothing. Images of a tranquil stream, sheep leisurely grazing under the careful, watchful eye of the shepherd.

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It’s a common phrase that we hear from time to time, but I’m not so sure we think of it in relation to people.

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I would very much like to think warmer weather is here to stay and we can get on with planting with no worries, but of course, we all know that’s not a given at this time of the year.

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Our youngest daughter was excitedly telling me about a book she’d been reading on our way home from school the other day. It’s a historical fiction novel about the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys.

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In a recent Viewpoint Column in the April 13 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, co-authors Carlos del Rio and Treeti Malani, both infectious disease specialists, discuss areas of continuing uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic and review frequently asked questions.

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Traditionally, the Sunday after Easter features the story from John’s Gospel of the disciples gathered in the upper room on the evening of the day of resurrection.

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This is a time of new beginnings and it seems whenever my plants try to bloom, we have cold temperatures that keep them in check.

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“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives” is the introduction to a well known TV soap opera.

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The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to avoid hand sanitizers from Mexico, which may contain a toxic form of alcohol. Some of these products use methanol or wood alcohol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin.

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Our 2 oldest Savages swam in their regional swim meet this past Saturday. Due to the number of swimmers competing, spectators were limited to a handful of chaperones per school. Those not on the chaperone list received a link to livestream it.

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In case people might be interested in some specifics about the New Zealand response and success rate against Covid-19 after reading my last column, here are some stats.

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I have a lot of memorable experiences from my high school English classes.

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When I was home last weekend for Easter, I was trying to help my mom plan our menu for Saturday night’s “Easter dinner.”

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There are so many reasons that spring is such a wonderful time of the year — especially after the unforeseen year that we have just been through along with the long cold, dark and snowy winter.

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In a recent Washington Post Opinion piece (March 11), authors Matthew Milner and Richard Gnata discussed the success that New Zealand had in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic in their native country.

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For the 1st time since moving to Romney, my parents came to visit me this weekend.

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Even if the nights have not recognized spring yet, the daffodils certainly have.  I have to admit to succumbing to the perky spring plants at the nursery.  Well, not quite the nursery, I couldn’t trust myself at Weber’s yet.  But Larry had to go to Lowe’s and, well, Lowe’s had some primroses…

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I recently heard on the radio that a new study found 90% of women report using filters or editing their photos before posting them online.

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“When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ’It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” (John 19:30)

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I’m bored. This seems to be the cry of our day. We want things done for us. We want to be entertained. We want it done now. If it doesn’t satisfy, then it’s boring and not worth the time or effort. What we find is that life then disappoints us if it doesn’t meet our expectations.

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This statement is so uncharacteristic of Jesus. It is rare through the entire New Testament that Jesus calls attention to His personal desires, wants or needs.

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Ask most folks who are looking for a church to attend what they are looking for and they will likely offer any number of things, such as a good worship service, good Bible studies and effective children and/or youth program in place.

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My dad was the youngest of 14 children. He grew up with nephews and nieces closer to him in age than some of his siblings.

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When I was growing up, there were 8 people at the dinner table most of the time: my parents, my grandparents, my 3 brothers and little old me.

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As the attention of many in our land turn this day to the Celebration of St. Patrick of Ireland, we are reminded that it is not Patrick to whom we look for strength and comfort.

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This past Sunday, the assigned Gospel reading (for those congregations that follow a lectionary) included the text from John 3:16. Just the sight of that text notation gets our mind going, doesn’t it?

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Death is a subject that many folks don’t like to talk about. We use words like “morbid,” “dark” and “gloomy” to describe death, but the truth is, death has been a part of living ever since the beginning of time.

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The devotional scripture I had for today was taken from Matthew 7:24-25: “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell and floods came and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall becau…

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Another week closer to spring, we are experiencing some warm daytime temperatures mixed with cold nights, and it is tempting to spend those warm days outdoors, but hold off doing any major yard cleanup until the temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees for a week or 2.

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We are almost to the middle of March and spring should be arriving soon. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

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I was a scrawny kid growing up with bony knees and bad teeth and lacked terribly in having any kind of self-confidence. We lived in the front section of a duplex in the heart of downtown Springfield.

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It has been just over a year since I moved to Romney and, at the time of writing this, just under a year since I was scheduled to deliver a devotional at the Ministerial Association’s Lenten Lunch on this very passage, “Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into your hands I c…

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One of the things that has always been a challenge for me as a mother is telling the difference between a run-of-the-mill virus or cold needing to run its course and an actual childhood illness that requires a visit to the doctor’s office.

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President Joe Biden has asked Americans to embrace mask-wearing for at least the first 100 days of his administration, an effort to stanch the spread of COVID-19. Many Americans say they are amenable and supportive, but that doesn’t mean you’ll see many of them actually wearing masks.

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I took French in school, starting when I was 12.

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Covid will not likely be eradicated anytime real soon. I’m convinced its tentacles have stretched too far and wide for it to go away as quickly as it came.

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The ability to make and understand puns is, without the slightest doubt, the highest level of language development.

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