Each Strand

I love this time of year! Probably one of the main things I enjoy about spring and summer is growing so many different vegetables and flowers. I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with different ways of growing plants, sometimes trying what I read or heard, or just experimenting with something to see what happens! Since I’ve always […]

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My Dad

This is Father’s Day weekend…..many still have their father nearby-or at least still alive. But many-like me-do not…..my father, Arnold Nauman, lived from 1926-2007. If you’ve read many of my previous blogs, you know that he had a General Store in rural upstate New York for over 40 years. He  always had to work 6 […]

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Just Four Words

(This is a reprint of a post from May 14, 2017 with only a few slight changes) Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong […]

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Who Was That?

During the late 1990’s, until 2002, my now late wife Laura and I were very involved in a ministry of testimony and music, plus she would demonstrate what her ‘service dog’ Roxi did for her before The Lord healed her from a severe neuromuscular disease. We were mostly speaking in churches, but also service clubs, […]

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It Really Is

I happened to see part of a late night infomercial promoting a product that was supposed to ‘cure’ most all common diseases, and allow you to live up to 120 years-(just like the people in the remote village where this product was discovered!) Then a vibrant, physically fit young woman started telling how she’s now […]

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I Didn’t Do It!

If the wind caused the back door to slam-shut with a loud bang…..and if ’Flossie‘ was in the store, she would yell out, ”I didn’t do it!” If someone dropped something and it made a loud noise-if ‘Flossie’ was in the store, she would yell out, “I didn’t do it!” On the rare occasion that something made of glass […]

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Work On The Positives

When I was about 6 or 7 years old, I remember helping my great grandfather in his vegetable garden one day. He was born in 1880, so he would have been in his early 80’s at that time. I can remember we were planting his sweet corn—because I had “caught” his fertilizer in the river! […]

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Look At The Birds

Something happens every year right here on my little piece of property in northern Indiana between February 20-24. I’ve kept track of it for over 25 years in a row, and only once did it happen on the 19th, and once as late as the 26th. What is the event? It’s the return of the […]

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Do You Know Anyone In Buffalo?

Those years I spent growing up and working in my father’s general store, taught me so much about business, people, and basically life and how to enjoy it! It was a true country general store, with a U. S. Post Office in the back. (my Uncle Stan was the Postmaster) There were individual mailboxes on […]

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You Know Me Boss, I’ve Got Patience

I don’t know if there might have been times when it has happened to you, but it certainly has happened a number of times to me. What I’m talking about is when it seems like someone’s “misdirected” patience stretches your patience tighter and thinner than the fifth string on my banjo! But….. I think it’s very important how we […]

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