Monthly Archives: December 2010

Paradise and the Pits

In the pits, the Germans are the police, the Turks are the jailers, the Italians the mechanics, the English the cooks, the Australians the motivators, the Spanish the therapists, the Swiss the party-planners, the Irish the mourners, the French the administrators, the Americans the mystics, the Canadians the promoters, and the Dutch the romancers. Continue reading

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Joni’s Jottings for January

Dear Reader: Welcome to an invitation to behold your life. Forty-eight weekly entries await your reflection, to be considered thoughtfully throughout the coming year. Scripture is literally infused with the word remember, from Genesis to the book of Revelations. This one small word is the essential link that connects God’s messages from generation to generation, through the ages—the personal appeal as significant today as it was then! In writing this small, pocket-size guide, I had two goals: to mine the mysteries and messages in my own life and to inspire you, the reader to do the same. I wanted to live my life with greater intention rather than feeling as if the days blurred by in forgotten succession—the lessons out of sight and out of mind as quickly as they occurred. Continue reading

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A Year to Remember

How well do you take cold spells in life in stride? Continue reading

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South Carolina Aquarium

The aquarium is a nice size in that it is doable in two hours or less, but one can also spend more time, as I did. It is spacious and well laid out, and the architecture is inviting.

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He is Your Spouse

After three years of dating, hearing the words, “Pray to be faithful, for you may not always love this man you are about to marry!” seemed absolutely ludicrous to my very young (17) and immature mind.

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The Door to Silence

Between Friends A column by Joni Woelfel, # 1, Copyright 2010 The Door to Silence Be still and know that I am God.  –Psalm 46:10 A friend was telling me about his visits to a nearby chapel and being given … Continue reading

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A Look at Rook’s Book

If Jim’s stories for children are anywhere as entertaining as his adult anecdotes, you are in for a treat. I’m still laughing about Jim’s recollection of Bert Blyleven’s response to giving up a home run to Eddie Murray on a change-up in Game 2 of the 1979 Series.
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