Author Archives: Barbara D. Agerton, CPA

Obedience Brings Blessings By Tami Crowley

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him. Luke 1l:13 Several years ago, a handful of mothers got together once a month to pray for their children. They prayed all …

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GOPHER HUNTING By Gisele Peterson

GOPHER HUNTING By Gisele Peterson The more I pleaded with my father to take me gopher hunting, the more exasperated he became with my persistent nagging and me.  My father just didn’t understand the importance I placed on the activity; because he wouldn’t take me, I was losing status with my peers.  I felt excluded …

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“Owning Self Bearing” by Maria S. Wells

As a single Mom from the time my daughter was 18 months and my son 4 years old, there were many times that I would think I was talking to the wall, and that neither of them were paying attention to anything I said or did. In fact, it seemed as if their goal was …

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Strictness by Kelli Fritsche

There are so many things I don’t know about my mother.  One example would be that I don’t know what it’s like to not have a mother.  She has known that feeling for 50 years plus a day or two… but I suspect that even just one day without her mother felt like 50 years, …

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A CELEBRATION OF A LIFE WELL LIVED

A CELEBRATION OF A LIFE WELL LIVED Author: Gail Henyecz Fritsche Sept. 7, 2012 September 7, 1962 was 50 years ago, yet I remember the details as if it were only last week. It was the second day of the new school year, my junior year at Weehawken High School . The day before I …

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The Power of Prayer

My kids attended a small Christian school for their elemenary and middle school years. There was a group of Moms who got together once a month to pray for the kids, the school and the requests that came in. I was invited to come and went just to observe. I did not know how to …

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Fresh Baked Bread by Monty Hart

I was stationed at Alameda Naval Air base.  We had off base housing. One day I came home and the house smelled of fresh baked bread. I would never allow my wife to buy store bought bread again. This photo was taken about sixty years later in our home in Ridgecrest, Calif. I was outside working …

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Mom and Christmas by Joan Elder

Mom and Christmas,  As far back as I can remember Mom always made Christmas special. When we were young we didn’t have much money so things were hard. One Christmas I remember most was Mom made doll clothes for our old dolls. Years later when my family were young and we lived all over the country …

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On The Farm by Joan and Dave Elder

When we moved to a farm our five children were pretty young. We tried several things to make ends meet. One of our first endeavors to make extra money was to raise cucumbers .We planted an acre of them. They had to be picked every other day. Steve, Cindy and Michael helped pick and sometimes …

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The Escape by Helve Massakas

By Helve Massakas – My Mom Aino My mom will be 91 this Nov. 10th, 2012. She had a little stroke last June which has made her lose her voice and making it difficult to swallow. She lives in a Long Term Care facility in Toronto Canada, with the help of a private Nurse. However, …

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