Musings from the Midwest

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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Unto the least of these…

Unto the least of these…

A few months ago the pastor of the church we are attending passed out a card to everyone attending. The card said, "God, what are you calling me into?" He suggested we put it up somewhere in our home where it would remind us to ask the question of God for us...

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Tammany a.k.a. Putter Cat

Tammany a.k.a. Putter Cat

I remember the first time I saw Putter Cat. She was at the Humane Society all alone in a cage. I noticed she was a really large cat for a female. She had silky black fur with beautiful green eyes. I had finally agreed to adopt a cat after 10 years of my husband...

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

For about the past two months, I have been suffering with hives and an itchy rash on my body. I have had allergies to different medicines, chemical, etc. in the past. So I thought it was a reaction to my laundry detergent. So I stopped using it, washing all my...

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The Last Tomatoes of Summer

The Last Tomatoes of Summer

In late October we ate the last tomatoes of summer…those final pieces of fruit that ripened just before the weather turned colder. There is something wonderful about those tomatoes, knowing we are going into another season with no harvest. The last fruit of summer...

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