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On the shelf of the pass-through between my kitchen and living room is a sympathy card preserved in a navy blue frame.  It is a beautifully calligraphed version of Lamentations 3: 23.  The words are surrounded by pink and purple … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Cactus Plant

For many years one of my most beloved treasures has been a large cactus plant. Quite nondescript for most of the year, it burst into a riot of color in late November and early December. It had so many blossoms … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning Lesson

Since I have much less energy than I did even a year ago, I am no longer up for a “Dutch spring cleaning.” However, since I am still Dutch and still have the cleanliness value in my genes, I still … Continue reading

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