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Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal 6 Comments

Saturday I got up planning to get everything done. Well, not everything but lots of things. Painting the outside door facings, touching up paint inside that has been waiting several years for the touch of a paintbrush. I was going to paint a chair, cook for today’s church dinner, maybe get crazy and mop the kitchen floor. You get the …

Blackberry Picking Family Tradition

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Have you ever been blackberry picking? Wild blackberry picking? We have some tame thornless blackberries in our garden now. It can be an adventure to pick those since we didn’t keep them trimmed as we should have and some of the vines are ten feet tall. The best berries are always the ones on the tiptop vines and just barely …

Mystery Picture Time!!

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It’s mystery picture game time. I’m a little late with the post, but a couple of granddaughters decided to spend the night. That slows Grammy down. Actually a grandson and some friends are camping here on the farm too, but they can manage on their own. Way too cold for me. Not that I’ve ever done any camping. Once the …

What are Your Everyday Blessings?

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“Blessings only come to those who notice.” We have a thanksgiving and praise time every week at our little church where we can mention reasons we are thankful. The reasons don’t have to be something big or fantastic. They can simply be everyday blessings remembered by a grateful heart. A recent list mentioned children and someone giving someone a ride …

A Christmas Weekend

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    Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world – stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death – and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem two thousand years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love?  Then you can keep Christmas.     …Augusta E. Rundel There’s nothing quite …

Christmas Magic and a Christmas Giveaway for You

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A Small Act of Grandparent Bravery I got extraordinarily brave Saturday. I was keeping three of my grandkids including my twin grandsons who at the age of six must drink high energy water every morning when they pop out of bed. That energy doesn’t run out until about fifty “go to sleep” orders have been issued well after dark. That …