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Consider this quote from Abe Lincoln

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."



Spring is now here officially and even though we have seen a light dusting of snow, it won’t keep us from enjoying a few random thoughts.

  1. It is interesting to me to watch how my girls go at each other almost constantly. In fact the middle child is so excited about the oldest going off to college that she is making plans to load the U-Haul herself and leave the rest of her older sisters belongings on the street. A week without her sister, who spent spring break in France, it didn’t take her long to realize just how much she depended on the older sister for advice and someone to talk to. Of course, that feeling of good will only lasted about twelve hours, but still it was nice while it lasted.

  2. I’ve inherited a few baby chicks and I was noticing the other day how much a few of them look like owls. I’m not sure where the eggs come from but maybe I’ll end up with hoot chickens.

  3. Any University of Northern Iowa should be proud of their team and the showing they have had in this year’s NCAA tournament. I know that UNI doesn’t sometimes get the press they deserve but they have a great group of kids up there.

  4. Spring brings field work and long hours, but also brings FFA banquets which means good food and outstanding young people.

  5. For those of you in the driving public be sure to watch the gravel roads. Some of the frost heaves are a little tricky to navigate.

  6. I took the boy to Sam’s club on Sunday. This was his first adventure in buying in bulk and to say that he was awestruck and somewhat overwhelmed is an understatement. He came home with a box of Snack Pack puddings which should last him a couple of days at least. When I asked him if he wanted to go again he said that he did, but he would need to make a list of things he needed first.

  7. Finally this week, as we enter the Easter season I hope that all of you will remember that Christ died for you, to wipe away all of your hurt and angst and sadness and to allow God’s grace and light to shine within you. He doesn’t hold a grudge, so even if you haven’t been to church in a while or have some things you’ve done that you aren’t very proud of, know that you can come and leave them at his feet and you will be forgiven. See you next week…remember, we’re all in this together.