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a fourth to remember

June 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
For much of my childhood I lived far away in other countries, but I believe America is the greatest country on earth. I read somewhere this simple truth: you can tell a lot about a country by simply observing whether people line up to get in or line up to get out. This is a great country. read more...

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the mother's race

May 9th, 2014 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
The job description was for Director of Operations, and the requirements went as follows: Standing for hours on end. Unlimited work weeks. No vacations. Must be a skillful negotiator. Degrees in culinary arts, finance, and medicine helpful. Oh, and by the way, there will be no paycheck. read more...

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some bright morning

April 11th, 2014 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
I held a delicate, tiny nest in my hand today. I found it covered in a pile of spring leaves that I was sweeping in the backyard. It was so carefully designed with... read more...

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multitasking!

March 27th, 2014 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
Why is it so hard for us to focus on one thing at a time? "Hurried, worried, buried." Greg has said these are the three words that should be written over many American tombstones. Think about it: we are the only nation in the world with a mountain named Rush-more! read more...

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treasures in the darkness grow

March 12th, 2014 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
I admit that sometimes I do not understand the ways that God chooses. For example, a young girl has a brief fling with a boy in the navy, gets pregnant, and never tells the father she is expecting a child. That child lives the next 17 years of his life on a wild ride with his restless mother. The childhood, for the most part, was pretty miserable and unstable, to say the least. read more...