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"Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." ‑IICor. 3:17

 

Sometimes we need to pray more in gratitude for our blessings rather than our pleading prayers of what God should be doing for us so we can be happy tomorrow. ‑I feel somehow, someway, that we need to be happy today, regardless of the circumstances of our human condition. ‑I can remember when I used to give thanks before a meal. ‑It's time to get back in the habit of giving thanks and to utilize our prayers aids along with...

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Seabiscuit

 

When my son was young, he just about drove me nuts. He was not the darling little sweetie, laying in your arms, cooing and such. Nope! ‑Danny was a hellion. Hyperactive, and lived at fast -forward speed. ‑If you have had a hyperactive child you know the stress and self-doubt it puts you through as a mother. I used to think that self- control and limitations would never be part of his life. I worried so much that I thought I'd go crazy. I quit going to teacher's conferences when...

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WAYNE AREA COUNCIL NEWS

SCOUT HONORED FOR HEROISM

Robert Jenks, a Tenderfoot Scout of Troop 715 (Winona Lake) and previously a Cub Scout with Pack 2759 (Atwood) received a Heroism Award May 21, 2003 for his action in saving a life last June. Jenks used his Scout training in rescuing 7-year old Korry Housing at Hoffman Lake in Atwood, Indiana on June 8, 2002. Housing was struggling in deep water and had disappeared under water when Jenks saw only a hand above the surface. Swimming to...

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Dear Cousin,

Summer slid smoothly into the hills without a ripple. It began precisely on schedule, ending the torrential rains and bringing sultry days. Summer flowers are blooming in abandon, with day lilies lining the roadways and nodding their brilliant orange heads at each passerby. The nights now have a summer sound, with the lonely quirring of the tree frogs, joined by the night insects and the croaking of the frogs from the nearby marsh. The evenings are tranquil and warm, but the...

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GOING TO THE POLES

 

My friend, Bill "Three Paws" Elias, and I walked in the woods, looking for a nice, straight tree that would become the Prayer Pole at Tekakwitha Point here at Peace Tree Ridge. ‑We came across one that we both agreed was the perfect tree to be transformed into our Prayer Pole.

Bill said, "You got an axe? I'll chop it down for us, after we have prayer, thanking The Creator." ‑I replied, "Sure, Three Paws. ‑Let me go get it for you." ‑

I came back with a small tomahawk...

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THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE

 

When I was young living on Old Trail Road, my dad used to sing and play his guitar to us in the evening. One song that is in my mind today is: The Best Things in Life are Free. I am in northern Indiana at our rough and tumble lake cottage. I was sitting out on the boat watching the sky, awaiting the predicted storm. I love storms. There is no such thing as bad weather. I prefer storms to hot sunny days. They are exciting and wonderful. The changing sky is...

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