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My Christian mother recently stayed with us for 12 days (The 12 Days of Grandma?) while my husband was out of town. Many days later I heard my 6-year-old, Ezra, explaining to Eva, whoa€™s almost 3, about god. Just a year ago Tom Flynn, editor of a€?Free Inquirya€? magazine, spoke to the Minnesota Atheists at the Ridgedale Library. Duncan is still looking for a few safety vests which were not returned after our highway pickup October 29.
PRAIRIE STAR DISTRICT 2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE will be April 13-15 in Bloomington, Minnesota.
As happened with Methodist ministers during that time period, our family moved frequently.A  We lived in several small Mississippi towns including Sumrall, Laurel, Purvis, McComb, Taylorsville, Ellisville, and Bay St. A  Jeff and I and our children have lived in Louisiana the majority of our married life except for two years immediately after we married while we finished our mastera€™s degrees at Mississippi State University and a few too many winters in Indiana.A  Jeff is a mechanical and civil engineer and I am a pharmacist at St.
Jeff and I moved to Port Sulphur, Louisiana, after we finished our mastera€™s degrees at Mississippi State. However, if youa€™ve been to a Louisiana wedding, you know that non-alcoholic receptions are not the norm.A  (The menu included crawfish sacks, crawfish beignets, gumbo, etc. Another difference between now and then is that I have not made an article of clothing for myself in at least a dozen years.A A  There doesna€™t seem to be time for sewing anymore.
Being the daughter of a home economics major meant the plaids all had to match, the zipper had to be perfectly straight, and the set-in sleeve could not have a single pleat. A treasured memory of my childhood years revolves around a carved manger scene from John C. After Mother and Daddy died, I decided to see if the school could replace a lost piece of the manger scene Daddy had bought for us when he and John traveled to Israel. Jeff and I had subcontracted our home on the Rigolets in Slidell, Louisiana, moving in September 2003. Our drug wholesaler (Morris Dickson) delivered a pallet of supplies taller than me and at least four feet wide in the wee hours of the morning Wednesday after Katrina hit on Monday.A  Those supplies rank as one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. A A A  Jeff and the kids had always evacuated to Hattiesburg or Moselle and I worked at the hospital pharmacy during the various hurricanes.A  This plan was a direct result of my experience in Bay St.
Our experiences have taught us that it is family and friends that are important, not your material possessions, although I still have a car packed to the max with family treasures when I evacuate to the hospital. I have inherited a wonderful family, full of the traditions of the southern way of life and the Christian principles toi?? which my parents devoted their lives.A  I hope I can live up to the standards that have been set by the a€?brothers and sistersa€? (and the cousins) of the Walton family.
Jeff attended Mississippi State University, where he played basketball and was a member of the Academic All-SEC team and received a bachelora€™s degree andi?? a mastera€™s degree in engineering. He has been a mechanical and civil engineer in Port Sulpher, Covington, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Crown Point, Indiana. A A A  Being the daughter of a home economics major meant the plaids all had to match, the zipper had to be perfectly straight, and the set-in sleeve could not have a single pleat. A A A  Jeff attended Mississippi State University, where he played basketball and was a member of the Academic All-SEC team and received a bachelora€™s degree and a mastera€™s degree in engineering. As you've probably heard, nearly half of all marriages now end in divorce, leaving bitter spouses and confused children in their wake.
Answer: A To remain angry and upset over hurts and grievances (big or little) is exceedingly dangerous. Answer: A Each spouse has a God-given right to certain personal privacies without explanation. Answer: A Laziness, disorder, dirt, and slovenliness are the devil's weapons to destroy your respect and affection for one another, and thus ruin your marriage. Answer: A Few things will strengthen your marriage more than counselling together on all major decisions.
Long ago Christ gave a pointed and comforting answer to one who had fallen into immorality but was repentant. Physical abuse can be life threatening and is a serious problem that demands immediate attention. Wendy Jerome, a UU minister, presented a€?Little Surprises in the Bible.a€? She impressed us all with her scholarship, and she pointed out lots of interesting things about the creation stories and Abraham and Sarah. It is unusual that Jeffa€™s fathera€™s first name is Walton, and Jeffa€™s middle name is Walton.
Remember when a south Mississippi wedding reception was cake, punch, mints, and nuts?)A  You can imagine Tracya€™s dismay when we even considered not serving alcohol at the reception. The person I contacted at the school asked me what pieces were in our set and what the initials were on the bottom of each piece.A  It turns out that the earliest pieces of our set were carved by one of the original students at the school which was established in the Depression era.
We were very fortunate that our hospital did not flood.A  We slept on the floor for the first few days until the nurses needed blood pressure medication for their own personal meds and we bartered for some mattresses.
FEMA was given the same list on the same day and delivered a grand total of three cases of IV fluids two weeks later.A  It was funny that the first medicine we ran out of was Colace, a stool softener. This was finally and perfectly expressed by my father at his own funeral.A  They both had a detailed plan for their funerals which included details of the hymns and scripture to be used.
As an adult, I see that church as a beautiful church with impressive stained glass, but not quite so huge. A married couple must leave father and mother and establish their own home, even if finances require that it be a one-room apartment. Unless quickly solved, even little problems become set in your mind as convictions and attitudes adversely affecting your whole philosophy of life. Do not tamper with each other's wallets or purses, personal mail, and other private property unless given permission. Neat, modest attire and clean, well-groomed bodies are essential for both husband and wife. Changing a job or purchasing a home, an automobile, a boat, furniture, clothing (major items at least), and all other items that require money involve both husband and wife, and the opinions of both should be considered. The spouse and family members who have been physically abused must find a safe environment in which to live. After graduating from South Jones High School, I attended Millsaps College and graduated in 1972. Church was the center of the activity at our house.A  I still remember Mother cooking her a€?besta€? for covered-dish dinners and especially for the times when the District Superintendent came for Sunday dinner. The wedding invitations had so many a€?Waltona€? components, many people thought the printers had made a mistake.A  We have three children, Tracy Lynn, Roger (Rogera€™s middle name is also Walton), and Christy Jo. You did not even need any bait.A  We would throw a string in the water, and the crabs would grab the string and stay on it until you pulled them out of the water. Then, the granddaughter stopped growing and I started sewing my own clothes.A  I made all my clothes until the hippie style of jeans and T shirts became the standard wardrobe of a sixties college student. A The son of this original carver is considered one of the best from the school, and he carved the wise men and shepherds.A  The baby Jesus and manger and small angel were carved by the lady who is considered the best carver of the baby Jesus and manger.
Whether your marriage is going through tough times or is experiencing marital bliss, or even if you're not yet married but considering it, here's some free but proven advice to help your marriage last. Don't take each other for granted, or the monotony that results will destroy your marriage. Don't forget that God Himself joined you together in marriage, and He intends for you to stay together and be happy. Avoid seeing, saying, reading, or hearing anything that (or associating with anyone who) suggests impurity or unfaithfulness. Kneel before God and ask Him for true love for one another, for forgiveness, for strength, for wisdom--for the solution to problems.
A third person to sympathize or listen to complaints is a tool of the devil to estrange the hearts of husband and wife.
Work, love, rest, exercise, play, worship, meals, and social contacts must be carefully balanced in your marriage, or something will snap. Decisions made when angry, tired, or discouraged are unreliable anyway, so it's best to relax and let anger cool. Wife and husband both should have small, equal sums (whenever possible) to spend as desired without giving account.
Both husband and wife need to seek professional help through a qualified Christian marriage counsellor.


The Grande Ecaille mine was closed two years after we moved to Port Sulphur, and the company closed the town site and we moved to Slidell. A How did we get in and out of a car with our dresses so short that?A  Our son, Roger, did learn to sew a little bit when he took home ec in high school.A  His motivation for taking that class was more the ratio of boys to girls rather than learning to sew. You would stand with your backside to the heater for a few minutes and then run and hop in the bed.A  At some point in time, I think in the early sixties, we started using electric blankets.
We received the three wise men, shepherds, and angels, a single piece each year until I was in college.
The appraiser classified the manger set as a a€?national treasure.a€?A  The treasure is my memories of the excitement as the family unwrapped the new piece each year. Calls between the affected areas in Louisiana and Mississippi were difficult to complete, but we could talk to the kids and Jeffa€™s sister Ceil in Jackson. Keep love growing by expressing love for one another or it will die, and you will drift apart. He will bring happiness and love into your lives if you will obey His divine rules (commandments). The real secret of true happiness in the home is not diplomacy, strategy, and untiring effort to overcome problems, but rather, union with Christ.
Love is not a sentimental impulse, but a holy principle that involves every phase and action of life. Overwork and the lack of sleep, proper food, or exercise make a person critical, intolerant, and negative.
The home should be clean and orderly, because this brings peace, calmness, and satisfaction to all. A miserly husband usually angers his wife into being a spender, just as a wasteful husband makes a wife stingy.
If, after much discussion and earnest prayer, opinions still differ, the wife should submit to her husband's decision.
Many a marriage that might have been a little heaven on earth has been changed into hell by in-laws. That manger scene is one of the first items packed in my car as we evacuate for a hurricane.
Love and happiness are not found by seeking them for yourself, but rather by giving them to others. Besides, making up is a very pleasant experience, with unusual powers to draw marriage partners closer together.
The praying person is not automatically cured of all of his faults, but he will have a heart that wants to do right. Constant overeating is a great evil that strengthens the lower nature and dulls the conscience. A lazy, shiftless husband who does not provide for his household is a curse to his family and an insult to God. Showing confidence in your companion's managing ability will usually make him or her more businesslike.a€?a€?*Reprinted with the permission of Macmillan Publishing Company from The New Testament in Modern English, Revised Edition by J. Showing confidence in your companion's managing ability will usually make him or her more businesslike.*Reprinted with the permission of Macmillan Publishing Company from The New Testament in Modern English, Revised Edition by J. Without it, it cannot succeed.a€?a€?*Weymouth's New Testament in Modern Speech by Richard Francis Weymouth.
Only God can make such changes, and we shall all answer personally to Him on this matter (Romans 14:12).
Carelessness in some of these seemingly small matters is destroying homes by the thousands.a€?a€?*The Revised Standard Version of the Bible, (C) 1946, 1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. When Christ really shines from your life, you will have little trouble with evil men and their advances.
Without it, it cannot succeed.*Weymouth's New Testament in Modern Speech by Richard Francis Weymouth. Carelessness in some of these seemingly small matters is destroying homes by the thousands.*The Revised Standard Version of the Bible, (C) 1946, 1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life. God, who places love in the heart of a missionary for a leprous savage, can easily give you love for each other if you will let Him. The gospel is the cure for all marriages that are filled with hatred, bitterness, and disappointment.
A sense of humor, a cheerful heart, kindness, patience, and affection will banish two-thirds of your marriage problems.
Perfect confidence and trust in one another--no checking up on each other--is absolutely essential for happiness.
If you and your wife will turn your lives over to Christ, He will make your marriage supremely happy. Ferlinghetti when, at ninety years of age, he read at City Lights Books in San Francisco, and signed that very edition of the magazine for me, inspiring me all over again.A A On this website, you'll not only find photos, videos and more that have to do with my life as an author, but other things that are important to me, too. And as for adultery (in spite of what some marriage counsellors say), it always hurts you and everyone else involved. The secret of a successful marriage lies not in having the right partner, but rather in being the right partner.a€?a€?*Reprinted with the permission of Macmillan Publishing Company from The New Testament in Modern English, Revised Edition by J. This works wonders.a€?a€?*Weymouth's New Testament in Modern Speech by Richard Francis Weymouth. The secret of a successful marriage lies not in having the right partner, but rather in being the right partner.*Reprinted with the permission of Macmillan Publishing Company from The New Testament in Modern English, Revised Edition by J. A I enjoy hearing from people who've read my work, attended one of my workshops or conferences, or whom I've met at one event or another.A  I'm always interested in people who live somewhere I don't or think differently than I do. I spend some time every day if I can on social networking sites, because the world and the people in it are all interesting. Torn, frustrated, unhappy, twisted lives almost inevitably follow divorce, and even success in life itself is often thwarted. So if flirtations have begun, break them off at once, or shadows may settle over your life that cannot be lifted. God instituted marriage to guard people's purity and happiness, to provide for their social needs, and to elevate their physical, mental, and moral nature. She has great conformation, exceptional movement and is the happiest dog I have ever owned.
Given a chance, love always wins.a€?a€?*The Revised Standard Version of the Bible, (C) 1946, 1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Overdoing or under-doing in anything weakens the mind, body, conscience, and the ability to love and respect one another. Given a chance, love always wins.*The Revised Standard Version of the Bible, (C) 1946, 1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Her job as a therapy dog for an 83 yr old woman that had is stroke is one she takes very seriously. Don't let intemperance wreck your marriage.a€?a€?*Reprinted with the permission of Macmillan Publishing Company from The New Testament in Modern English, Revised Edition by J. Don't let intemperance wreck your marriage.*Reprinted with the permission of Macmillan Publishing Company from The New Testament in Modern English, Revised Edition by J. We continually have Home Health therapists in daily and she greets each of them then quietly goes to her spot to watch everything that goes on. Oh, well, the relationship didn't work, but I did get to see some beautiful places.Photo taken of me by a local (unknown) photographer when I was 23 years oldA Once, I was on the northern border of Greece with my twelve-year-old son during a time when it was a war zone. She accompanies me into the chicken coop and is great with the chickens as well as with her cat ( yes her cat that she found in a ditch). We were there because I needed to attend a very important book convention in Salonika, and didn't want to leave my son behind. She passed her Herding Instinct testing at 5 months of age and now working on her Canine Good Citizen certification. The next week, a hijacker from one of the warring factions killed a young Greek passenger on the same route we'd taken only the week before. I have owned and worked with many breeds of dogs and Arya is by far one of the most intelligent, willing and trainable.
I would totally recommend PATCHWORK SHEPHERDS and have friends now that have bought puppies from here as well and all of them are as wonderful as Arya.


To see some really adorable ones who posed for me while reading one of my books, check out the FUN AND FREEBIES PAGEA Dancing at my engagement party. It's fine if you think your mom's is better, but still --- this is not a boast ---- my tiramisu and salsa puttanesca are legendary. A He said, "she is really a love," and described her gentleness and cuddling even from the get-go. A She is very playful with her 'brothers' (two older choc labs), but is extremely responsive to me and is my 'watcher.' A No matter where I am, she is A watching over me. A When we settle in the evening to watch a movie, she will quietly peruse the house, coming back to my side after she has checked everything out.
A If she could, she would hop up on my lap and sit there, just as she did when she was a fuzz-ball pup! A  A I keep in touch with many of my former pupils, some from as far back as thirty years ago. It was serendipity that brought you all the way over the mountains on Monday so we could get her!Also a couple of short videos if you're interested. I was just getting to the serious stage ofshopping for a black coated GSD to raise for my own pet and protection dogwhen my nephew T.J. BlackJack (Zoey x Drake 2009) is doing fine, being a good boy that loves to be around us (Right now he is under my desk sleeping at my feet).
We had many family gattering and other partys and he is always good around people in the house. When my kid gets around to it she will send you pictures, sorry Ia€™m not the computer savvy one. Thank you again for Morgan, she is a gem, here is her 9 week picture (the ear did come down).
I think he will excell, and it will be good for the boys to learn how to deal with him (other than play). We purchased Pruett (black collar male from Zoey x Doc August '08 litter) and were so thrilled with him that we had to get another! A few weeks later we welcomed Daphne (hot pink collar female from Anna x Doc August '08 litter) into our lives. He quickly learns new commands and we are currently practicing, "seek", where we will tell him to "sit and stay" and then we go hide his ball and tell him to "seek" and he finds it. She loves to play in the snow!!She has been doing really well in the house, she is a very quick learner. I know the "puppy stage" lasts for awhile, but if it continues to go as smoothly as it has been going, it will definitely be a breeze.
She loves to play fetch and she is really good at it, which is surprising to me for her age.
She is such a sweet puppy, she is always trying to make friends with all the animals she meets, most which unfortunately haven't been too fond of her. Miah is starting to be a little friendly, not much, but like I said, Tymber is a persistant little pup and I believe that eventually they will be pals. We will be taking her on her second fishing trip tomorrow, which is always very exciting for us.
She loves playing with any kind of plants and grass- we are hoping she grows out of that stage for our landscape's sake! Anywho, I just wanted to let you know what a great pup she is and how much Tyler and myself enjoy having her. He is everythingA I could have ever hoped for in a German Shepherd and I am really happy that I got him. Several people in our training class have commented on his lovely conformation as he trots across the room while playing with the other pups.
He's a great dog!A Anyway, hope all is well in your part of the world and that you are enjoying the holiday season. Although I had some concerns on how Gracie would react, from the first walk that we did on the way home from Patchwork, she has been wonderful.
Already they play together, with Gracie laying down so that she is on Argus' level, letting him crawl all over her.
He already knows his name, figured out how to negotiate the step up the deck, and how to run from me when he picks up something I don't want him to have.
He follows us around from room to room and always sleeps next to us when we are in the room. I do have a crate and have used it but not very much, mostly I just watch him and when I catch that certain look I just take him out and tell him to go potty. When I was in shop he would play under my bench and when he was tired he would sleep under my stool.
He and Gracie had a good time exploring and finding just about every kind of poop there is out there. Everyone that meets her is in awe of not only her beauty and structure, but even more so of her super sweet and willing disposition.A  I cannot say enough about her. She is very gentle, smart, intelligent, super athletic, and just wants to please and love everyone.A  She loves to crawl into our laps and pretend she is a tiny lap dog. A His big brother Jackson and he are the best of buds, they have really bonded into something special! A Also, wea€™d like to thank you for letting us come out and see him when he was a puppy, and for giving us little updates on how he was doing when he was just a lila€™ guy.A  (10lbs when we picked him up to take him home seems little compared to the size he is now! After working for a vet for more then 10 years my husband had to really talk me into getting a GSD. She has gone though a basic and advanced off leash obediance class and this comming year brings more fun with tracking and agility classes signed up. We are now thinking of getting her a little brother and look forward to coming out to visit and meet more parents.
He is adapting quickly to his new home on Orcas Island, WA A and after 3 days already knows his new name. We have had him for two days now and he has already learned his name, learned how to come when called, walks great on a leash, has learned the command "gentle" for when he takes things with his mouth, is completely potty trained and sleeps all night long in his crate with no problems. We have never seen such a loving, well behaved, intelligent puppy before and we feel so lucky that he is now a part of our family. John and I were so pleased to see the safety measures that you take prior to letting anyone be near or handle any of the puppies. Because of your loving care for your dogs we now have two of the greatest puppies that anyone could ever ask for in life! I am grateful for the time that we were able to spend with the puppies getting to know each and every one of them.
You are wonderful about keeping everyone informed through your website just as you did while we were waiting to be able to take the Sebastian and Kasia home.
We were also very impressed that you were so willing to let us come visit and you even encouraged us to do so.
We thoroughly appreciate that you allowed us to be a part of the puppies lives even before they were in their new home.
Through your attentive behavior to each and every one of your puppies we new the silly things they did, what they liked to play with all the way down to their little itchy spot that they liked to have scratched. Because of all your love and attention we have two beautiful, healthy puppies that we will get to love for years to come.A A Thank you so much for our beautiful puppies!
A  I got hopeful when I found your pages, with your dog Penny, who reminded me so much of our Isis, who was a beautiful, athletic,and loving black and red blanket pattern longcoat. You DID say on your page that your goal was to find the right dog for people, right down to the color.
The way you described the parents of different litters, and later the pups themselves, was exactly right.A  Patiently, you discussed all the little characteristics of each pup in a way that just about made up for our never being able to actually see the pups in person or hold them in our arms.
Pashi learned every trick all of my other dogs know in one 10 minute session at age 11 weeks, and never forgot them.A  She and Itta (9 weeks) both sit at the door automatically now, better than any of our other dogs who have been working on it for ages.



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