Musings from the Midwest

Baking and Other Lessons

Baking and Other Lessons

Lately I have struggled with feeling down, maybe even depressed. All the things that have happened in the past year have really been difficult for me to handle. So the other morning I prayed and asked the Lord to help me get past it, help me to rise above and give me...

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Looking Back to the Future

Looking Back to the Future

I was looking through some old pictures the other day and came across a birthday card I received in 1986 when I was preparing to move from Las Vegas to Northern Virginia. I was working in a casino with a very good job when I met someone and decided to move East. It...

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Friends

Friends

We were driving home from a doctor's appointment a while back and saw the license plate in front of us that said "NUNYABIZ." I immediately thought of a friend I have known for many, many years who used that expression all the time. It's funny how something that...

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To Grow or Not?

To Grow or Not?

The weeks have worn on and I am still in therapy for my broken shoulder. I thought it would be over by now and my arm and shoulder would be back to normal. But it's not over and it isn't back to normal. What to do? Continue to persevere...with the pain. Oh yes, the...

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Blessings in Disguise

Blessings in Disguise

On a Friday evening last April, I stood up from my sofa to walk into another room. As I did, I caught my foot on a piece of furniture, and was catapulted into the air, falling and landing hard on my left shoulder. I knew as soon as it happened that it was a bad injury. At first, I could not sit up and I could not move my arm. I had to hold it close to my body with my other hand. The pain was intense.

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I’m Not the CEO of My Life Anymore!

I’m Not the CEO of My Life Anymore!

I volunteer with a non-profit organization that assists men and women coming out of prison, who are trying to rebuild their life. The following was written by Dave, one of the success stories from this group, written to people who are on the same journey. It is a...

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