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God Bless America!

1 year ago

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In a few days, the United States will be celebrating Independence Day. Not too long ago, this was a holiday that brought people together, regardless of political or religious affiliation. Now, sadly, it is steeped in controversy. I don’t deny the unfortunate parts of our history. Every society has an ugly side. But I also…

150 Years of Faith & Family

5 years ago

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This past Sunday, Bruce and I attended a wonderful celebration:  the Sesquicentennial of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rockville Indiana.  Bruce was born in Belleville, IL but his family moved to Indiana when he was very young.  His family eventually settled in Rockville, among the beautiful rolling hills and famous covered bridges of Parke County.…

Praying Psalm 145

7 years ago

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I started this post last week with the intention of having it go live yesterday.  That way, it would coordinate with my Wednesday prayer posting on Facebook.  Alas, I forgot that I was going to be out of town both Tuesday and Wednesday; guess that means I need to coordinate my advance posting better! Yesterday’s…

Grab Your Umbrella…and Make Sure it’s Yellow!

7 years ago

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              Yesterday, I had the privilege of speaking at a Leadership Retreat for Students for Life Illinois (SFLI.)  I shared with these dynamic young adults how much I love their organization!  You see, I am 50 years old…old enough to be their mother…and when I was in college, there was…

Kim Padan - Inspirational Speaker