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Karen Farris
Friday Tidings is a story that you can read one page a week.
Friday Tidings is a story that you can read one page a week.
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The Stories Bookmarks Can Tell
I noticed a folded piece of notebook paper tucked near the back of the book I was reading. I unfolded it and saw my son’s handwriting.  He’d outlined his projections of what his nephew would be like when he was older. The list included what his nephew’s fav...
The Stories Bookmarks Can Tell
The Stories Bookmarks Can Tell
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It’s a different world now. But love remains the same.
Slow Days of Summer
Slow Days of Summer
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Slow Days of Summer
Summer always meant visiting my grandparent’s farm. It was a different world—from the small brick building that held a bustling kitchen with its large walk-in refrigerator, to the huge shop that smelled of engines and grease.  Outbuildings hid farm equipmen...
Slow Days of Summer
Slow Days of Summer
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Independence Day celebrations are over. What's left is the blessing we have to stand here.
Stand in America
Stand in America
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Stand in America
Standing on the sidewalk in front of the ferry terminal, I waited for my ride. Several taxis idled nearby. Just in case I hadn’t noticed the taxi closest to me, a man climbed out of the driver’s seat and waved. His smile dazzled brilliantly against his ebon...
Stand in America
Stand in America
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Pride goes before a fall. Even 40 years after my prideful fall, I still feel it. But it reminds me to be more humble.
My Serving of Humble Pie
My Serving of Humble Pie
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My Serving of Humble Pie
After two summers working in a paper mill’s bleach lab, this college sophomore wasn’t going back. But how could I make enough money to pay the bills? My entrepreneurial boyfriend, Tom, had an idea. Granted, the idea came after I baked him a pecan pie, but I...
My Serving of Humble Pie
My Serving of Humble Pie
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There's been enough words. Action is required. Including my own.
Help Those Close to Home
Help Those Close to Home
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Help Those Close to Home
Summer solstice brings amazing tidal action along the coastline—real low tides and then large waves that bring all sorts of things to shore.  I carefully made my way over seaweed covered rocks, enjoying the hot sun. An eagle perched on a rock, watchful for ...
Help Those Close to Home
Help Those Close to Home
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Whatever fatherhood crisis we have in our nation can be solved—one boy at a time.
The Real Father
The Real Father
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