HELLO MY HERO! 

Four words, Needed this….my struggle! From early morning hours to nearly lunch time no words for Daily Words of Hope with Fred came to my mind. Susie encouraged me to wait and let it happen. Waiting is not an easy task. Waiting is...

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FLOODED WITH JOY

"And you will be planted like trees near living waters and whatever you do shall prosper." Water is the fountain of life, without it, we can do nothing. Water has amazing qualities, one of which is immense weight. Remarkably water...

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EASY TO START, HARD TO FINISH

Each New Year resolutions are made with high hopes and firm resolve. By the year's end these well intended resolutions will have been abandoned.  In January and February, fitness centers are packed with men and women working fiercely to lose...

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SLEEP IS PRECIOUS AND PRICELESS

"I think of you through the watches of the night because you are my help.” After three full, long days at a camp, the 74 year old body was ready for sleep. I slept 12 hours in one day. Gratitude...

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GOD’S GRADING SYSTEM

"Teachers first instruct, then examine you. God examines you, then instructs you." In the winter of 1966, I said, "Yes." After months of deliberation, I made the profound decision to ask the Lord Jesus Christ into my life with the simple...

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WORDS MATTER

"People create their world by the words of their mouths.” - F Crowell Life experiences are the best teachers if we pay attention to them. Today I went to Mass aboard the MS Rotterdam.  The gentle, kind and elderly priest spoke from...

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THE FOUR F WORDS –  FAITH, FAMILY, FRIENDS, FUN

"If you have faith, family, friends sprinkled with a little fun you can beat anything."-Loraine Derr, Juneau Alaska If anyone on earth understands the value of faith, family, and fun it is Lorraine Derr. Susie and I have enjoyed a...

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SHADOWS IN THIS LIFE

"Mr. E, something evil walks our streets. It is a shadow." - Lydia, elderly Yupik Woman The Words of Hope, “Suicide Is like a Ghost Killer” brought me as much attention from my readers as any HOPES I have written in...

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TRAVEL – SITES or PEOPLE

"I travel not to see imposing monuments. Which indeed somewhat bore me. Nor beautiful scenery, of which I soon tire. I avoid the great. I would not cross the road to meet a president or king..." - "In A...

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GOODBYE MIGHTY MITE

An emergency call from Spokane to our stateroom 7051 on the MS Rotterdam, as we prepared to enter the Panama Canal, brought sad news. Our beloved miniature Pom had dislocated his shoulder for the second time in two days. Mighty...

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