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The Journey to Health: The Long Road

My momma and daddy always told me, “Deborah Jan, nothing’s worth having unless you have to work hard for it.”  I always hated to hear them say that, but now I know how right they were.  Doubly so when you’re working toward a goal of good health. I received a great...

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

I look forward to time with my gal friends from the Big City.  A few weeks back I had lunch with my pal/gal (no, not “Sal”).  Always a hoot -- always entertaining – almost like going to a movie (the only thing missing is the popcorn).  However, when her tone turns...

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One Big Baby

As I detailed earlier in my post of May 9, 2019, I shared what happened to our neighbor’s cow whose birth was stillborn.  That turned into a traumatic event for the bovines, we humans and our canines.  Fortunately, our neighbor found a cute little bottle calf, whom he...

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The Grass Is Always Greener

Since I was knee high to a grasshopper, my family would tell me, “Deborah Jan, just you wait, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.”  Ever since then, I’ve looked on both sides of every fence wherever I go. Once we moved to the country, I found a...

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Climb Every Mountain

I’ve seen a lot of mountains this year – Alaska, California, Colorado, New Mexico.  Breathtakingly beautiful all.  Whenever I experience a change from the East Texas piney woods and Texas heat, God’s creation is there to remind me what an outstanding artist He is. ...

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There Are No Words

It doesn’t take long to find suffering in this world.  Sudden loss can be catastrophic to an individual or family.  It’s at such a time you realize there really are no words that can express your sorrow for your friends/family/fellow man. Within the last year I’ve had...

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Here I Am – Send Me

This week we celebrate freedom.  From coast to coast the 4th of July is celebrated with fireworks, parades, and hot dogs fresh off the grill.  Freedom is worth celebrating, but the older I get I realize more and more the sacrifices it takes for the freedom we enjoy....

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North to Alaska

I’m an all or nothing kind of gal.  It takes me a while to make a decision, but once I do I tend to jump in with both feet … full steam ahead.  When I told hubby that we needed to take that big “trip” we had always talked about, I was ready to jump in with all fours....

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Defending Your Faith

Proud grandparents we are, especially this past weekend as we joined family at our granddaughter’s confirmation.  I barely remember being that young, but do recall not wanting to learn about God/faith/Bible … I was too busy having (what I thought) was fun.  Looking at...

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Preparing the Fields

When we moved to the farm in 2017, I knew enough about farming to fill a thimble.  Today I know enough to fill a measuring cup half full.  My hay knowledge shot way up this past week observing our first hay baling. For a long time I thought hay came pre-bundled in...

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Adrift

I was taking a much-needed break from my non-hectic country schedule this past weekend and convinced myself with little pressure I needed some binge watching.  There was a wide selection of shows and movies to choose from when I happened on a little-known movie.  It...

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History in the Making

Memorial Day is devoted to honor the men and women who have served to defend and protect this great country near and abroad.  Each one, living or passed, has sacrificed to allow you and me to enjoy the freedoms often taken for granted.  They each have a story to tell...

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A Family Affair

They came from near and far to celebrate a wonderful member of the community.  In anticipation of a truly great event, family, friends, and neighbors started their travels early in the morning to arrive in time for the “big surprise.”  It wasn’t a birthday, holiday or...

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To Mothers Everywhere

Mother’s Day is fast approaching … a time to honor mothers who are still with us, remember those who are not, and celebrate the mothers who are yet to be.  Living on a farm, I often observe life from a different perspective.  Let me share what happened recently. I was...

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