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This Week at MBC

Early Morning Light

Published June 24, 2013

  Morning started early today. So early you don’t want to know. Before long I was out the door and taking care of an early morning errand. The cooler night breeze was nice after living through a very hot yesterday. Gazing into the summer haze of what we have grown to expect in summer, was the full moon. Even as I looked up I realize that the light it gives off is not its own. It’s only the reflection of a greater light. A light that even though it is off somewhere in the north east had not yet started […]

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Published June 17, 2013

Another year of school is coming to a close very soon. For some, mostly parents, it only seems like yesterday that the munchkins went off to start a new year.  Where has the time gone? Go ahead, put them up against the door jam and put another mark with another date. Another two inches taller, or is that 10.16 centimeters? Yes they have grown. Don’t say it. Don’t say it only seems like yesterday that . . .  It wasn’t. And it isn’t. Life is like this. Days grow into weeks. Weeks into months and before you know, a lifetime […]

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Published June 10, 2013

  How many times have you heard something and scratched your head? Exactly. Me to. Like, who comes up with these things? I know that when they say this is the ‘car’ of the year, they have facts and statistics and, well, a number of things and issues that go to prove the worthiness of each vehicle being considered. I imagine it’s the same with some others like, truck of the year. Or maybe even the best computer, printer, or telephone to buy compared to all the rest. Here is where I scratch my head. Just recently I heard a […]

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Swimming With Dolphins

Published June 3, 2013

  Time for the obvious.  Every morning you routinely do the very same thing. You swing your legs over the side of the bed and put your feet on the floor. Well, except for those of us that have planned ahead and your feet instinctively go into a pair of slippers. We are creatures of habit. The next important thing we might do in our morning is to go to the kitchen and brew some coffee.  Well, except for those people that have prepared ahead and that means the coffee is ready before your feet – slippers step across the […]

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It’s All Within Us

Published May 29, 2013

Had a wonderful morning just last week. It was my day off and I took the opportunity to just sit on the back terrace at the house and let my mind wander as my body fell into a tranquil state. It was so different than most other days. Ah, to just sit there taking in all the beauty of nature. To just watch the birds at the feeders, to notice the fresh spring leaves, smell the wonderful fragrance of Lilly of The Valley, and all that I understand God has created. It was a wonderful morning. There just happened to […]

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We Love Gifts!

Published May 20, 2013

Have you ever seen those crazy ads about ‘Christmas in July’? We may think it’s nonsensical. Why would we do something like that? But then again, we all love to get gifts don’t we? There is something about the receiving of gifts that move us way down deep in our hearts. For some it’s the anticipation? Who knows? Even birthdays have the added charm of a gift of some sort. And those are just a couple to times that gifts are given and received. Add to them, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, even Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  No, I’m not trying […]

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It’s In The Face

Published May 13, 2013

Did you know, your face says it all?  This is not addressing how we look, because each of us looks different in so many ways. And it has nothing to do with little 3 month old Johnny looking like his mother or father or Aunt Gertude. Our face says it all. Next time you are out and about, grocery shopping, department store, walking at the beach or park, take an honest look at the people you pass. There is the older gentleman sitting on the park bench, looking older than his years due to ages of work and worry. Now […]

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Just Did It

Published May 6, 2013

Have you ever said this line, or maybe you heard someone else say it? “I’m going to do it when . . . “. Thought you might.  We all say it. We say it when we are making plans. We even say it when we are going through life.  It can be completed like this, “I’ll do that when I get out of school”. Or how about, “I’ll do it when I find the right girl/boy and get married.” Or even, “I’ll do it when I retire.”   Did you know that this is not a copout? It’s not even […]

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The Watchmaker

Published April 26, 2013

I’ve had a real interest in mechanical clocks and watches for a long time. No battery operated one for this wrist. They fascinate me and I collect them and appreciate the workmanship that goes into each one.  Some are so small you have to use a magnifying glass that is 10 times normal vision.  And it’s amazing to look at the smallest detail. I go and visit my watchmaker as often as time permits for either of us.  One such visit he opened a very small plastic box just to show me the smallest screws that he has for doing […]

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Don’t Forget

Published April 26, 2013

You are not alone. Everyone does it you know.   Yes, each and every one of us forgets.  We joke about it being a senior’s moment, or something like that. But let me reassure you, you are not alone. I remember telling my kids so many times to clean up their mess to which they reply, “Sorry, I forgot” And when they reached those teen years, well. . . I think they heard me every time but used one of two lines, “I didn’t hear you” or, are you ready for it, “I forgot.” It doesn’t matter how old you are […]

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