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Why Today Matters

  December 30th may not mean anything special to you but it holds a great deal of significance to me. My father passed away on this day in 1980. It also marks the anniversary of my mother’s death in 1990.   The end of each year can be rather somber if I allow the grief […]

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Newest Articles

For my latest articles (including this one), check out the main page at Wineskins: The Truth About Millennials Hey 40-somethings, 50-somethings, 60-somethings. All you guys closer to my age than my kid’s age. We need to have a chat. Get off the young people’s backs. Quit using the word millennial as a derogatory term. Stop […]

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Cleared Lanes

      A few months ago my oldest daughter was injured at work and needed surgery. Although, she fiercely assured her mother that it wasn’t a big deal and would be fine without me I couldn’t stand it. As soon as I could, I threw together a bag and started out on my trip […]

Continue Reading 1 comment June 3rd, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day!

The following status is based on actual events. Names have been withheld to protect the guilty & please feel free to add your own in the comments. We’re all in this together: If you’ve ever accidentally left kids at the church building, you might be a mother. If you’ve ever choked down food prepared by […]

Continue Reading Add comment May 7th, 2016

When Church Hurts

Don’t judge Christ by those of us who so imperfectly wear his name. -Yancey summarizing a quote by Tolstoy   I have fond memories of the church where my father served as minister before his death. They were very good to dad before and after he was diagnosed with ALS. They supported my mother when she […]

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Today may not mean anything special to you, other than another year is passing too quickly, but it holds a great deal of significance to me. My father passed away on this day in 1980. The date also marks the anniversary of my mother’s death in 1990.The end of each year can be rather somber if […]

Continue Reading 2 comments December 30th, 2015

He Knows My Name

Nearly three months into a school year and halfway into a class period that she has had every week; this sweet little first grader raised her hand and said, “Mrs. Art, could you help me?’ I could and did and still smile every time I think about Mrs. Art. I thought about that the other […]

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Be Successful

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Looking Past the Struggle

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From Pilot to Passenger

    I love to fly Delta. I’m always checking their site first but not because they have the best rates or service. I’m sure they’re great because I continue to use them, but honestly, I haven’t really noticed. I use Delta because nearly 40 years ago, my grandfather came to visit me (I’m sure he […]

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