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I discovered the paint-by-number print below in an antique mall in South Haven, Michigan. Paint-by-number kits were created in early 1950’s by Dan Robbins, an artist, and Max Klein, owner of Palmer Paint Company in Detroit. Part entertainment to fill the … Continue reading
This is the first blog post I’ve done since last Father’s Day–and I have no story or tragedy or struggle or anything to explain or excuse that. I could say what I’ve been doing or try to fill in the … Continue reading
It’s Father’s Day and I am happy just because I can celebrate it! I’ve already got my real gifts, one 23 years ago, the other 15…though I will certainly enjoy the grill tools, golf accessories, and single barrel bourbon. But … Continue reading
John 15:12-14 (NIV) . 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
One of the estate sales I scrounge through had a stack of Sunday School bulletins from 1962 – 1963. Amazing what we save….and why. Have a blessed Easter!
About half of the Bibles I find are somehow personalized — sometimes a dedication and sometimes just a name. The handwriting intrigues me: Lots of awkwardly printed names of children, proud of their first Bible— or unsteady cursive jotting down … Continue reading
A lot of the used Bibles that I acquire were originally a gift to someone, frequently in commemoration of a holiday or an event. Many times that dedication includes reference to a Bible verse that was particularly meaningful to the … Continue reading
I was in a tremendous hurry this morning – late for a meeting I wasn’t prepared for, stuck in traffic, ignoring my neighbors as I roared out of the driveway, trading my typical breakfast for a green power smoothie left … Continue reading
The first page of one of the Bibles I found recently was dedicated to addressing the topic When Something is Missing Romans 6:11 NIV 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 2 … Continue reading