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Let us throw off everything that hinders…and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Hebrews 12:1

A message from the retired gal in Mill City:  It seems the more time I have, the more time I waste.  I’ve decided to put my blog on indefinite hold.  It has been, as the King James says, “the weight which so easily besets me.”  I’ve known it was here, but I didn’t have the technical know-how to do it right.  Dan and Celest have not decided to move to Mill City to help me.  They will have to reckon with that!

I won’t tear it down because I may want it back someday. 

So, I leave you with a happy couple in a small town in Oregon.  She wants to write two more books.  He wants to tinker in his garage, making walking sticks and lighthouses.  They both want to take walks, work with Search and Rescue, serve and worship in their church, play with and nurture their grandchildren– together.  This doesn’t leave time for her to learn to make a good blog.  And she doesn’t want to ruin her marriage, her retirement or her new house by throwing her computer out her brand new window. 

I act like I put a blog on here every day.  I never do.  But, now I’m going to never do it on purpose. 

Find me on Facebook.  Find me laughing at my spunky 95-year-old mother.  Find me worshiping with a small group of people in a store-front Baptist church in Mill City, Oregon.  Find me sneaking away with a bald-headed redhead.  Or find me up here in my cove, writing From Herald to Leon and Thirty-Nine Strangers.

Please don’t let anything or anybody weigh you down so you don’t do what God wants you to do. 



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David wishes he could leisurely read the paper every day.  But some of us have to work for a living.  Tomorrow will be my first real day off work–though I played today.   I am thankful God and David are seeing fit for me to retire and pursue my passion of writing.  Please pray with me that I will use this time wisely.  I’ll take gentle advice from any already retirees–or any smart person or any person who thinks he is smart.  You may comment on my blog or on my e-mail. 

Don’t forget to buy your copy of Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends from this starving writer.  You know the drill–get it from Marty, get it from Amazon or Lighthouse or Barnes and Noble or your local bookstore–just get it!

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler; yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.  (Proverbs 6: 7-8).




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