Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #10

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NOTE: THIS HUNT OFFICIALLY BEGINS THURS AT NOON; WE’RE JUST SETTING UP NOW AND WORKING OUT ANY ISSUES! PLEASE RETURN TOMORROW!! Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 25 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our …

Mysteries Solved – Winners Chosen

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Do you know what this is? It’s a hedge apple and this has been a banner year for them. The hedge apple is the fruit of the Osage Orange tree and is a native tree in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas where the Osage Indians lived and thus the name. Ranchers once planted the trees as hedges that served …

Last Mystery Picture until Next Time

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Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing. ~Christopher Fry I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? ~Zhuangzi I’ve …

Exercise Your Brain with a New Mystery Photo

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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.” — Dr. Seuss And so I can hope my mystery photo game is waking up some brain cells.  We all do better with wide awake brains. Well, I guess we do although sometimes we can have pretty interesting dreams. I’ve had people ask me if I dream up story idea while …

A Mystery Surprise

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The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. (Ashley Montagu) I’ve done these mystery photo games several times now. I’m always surprised by your guesses. Sometimes I’m surprised that you all come up with right guesses. Other times I’m surprised that nobody or at least very …

Love a Mystery Photo

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“If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the imagination is worth a thousand pictures.” ― J.E.B. Spredemann Are you ready for another mystery picture? Got your thinking caps on? Ready to laugh because this one is so easy or ready to squint your eyes for a better look because it is anything but easy? Well, whether you said …

Are You Ready for a New Mystery Photo Game?

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It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? ~Henry David Thoreau Do you ever feel as though you might just be spinning in place and not getting anywhere? Sometimes that’s how I feel. I’m busy, busy, busy, but what am I really getting done? I have had a busy …

Frontier Nursing Stories

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  Last time I wrote about the all important saddlebags the Frontier nurse midwives carried, but the horses they slung those saddlebags over were as necessary as air to the nurses as they rode up into the mountains to deliver babies and treat the mountain people. When Mary Breckinridge or her representatives went out to recruit people, they looked for …