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Sis Steele

Let There Be Night

Sis Steele

Last May in Ireland, a bunch of us, gathered over breakfast, exclaimed over the wonderfully long days, even if they weren’t always sunlit. So much more time to sightsee! “What do you do in the winter?” a guest asked our host.  His reply had us chuckling. “Not much. It gets dark at 5 o’clock. I…

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The Freedom Fighter’s Gift of Peace

This is the first 4th of July when I am not giddy about fireworks, picnics, and parades.  I grew up in the Washington DC area, was born in DC in fact. The 4th of July was a big deal. The Bicentennial was even bigger.   Even when I moved to North Carolina, Independence Day was special,…

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Silent In Order Not To Be Silent

I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken. ~ Psalm 62:1-2 (NLT) I’ve called myself a backyard hermit for quite a while now. Well, now I’m a back porch hermit. Can’t live in the South without a screened porch.…

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The Only Thing We Have To Fear

  I remember to this day a story my mother told about when she was a little girl living on a farm in Southwest Virginia.  She went to see newsreels and a film each weekend.  Newsreels were how everyone got their news in visual form. Otherwise, folks gathered around the radio. The newsreels played before…

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