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lakeside lessons · 1W ago

Life's Like That

From my fireside vantage point yesterday, I watched the snow blow sideways. The wind whipped the tiny flakes into a fury, creating a visually impenetrable wall of white.My mind flashed back ...
lakeside lessons · 1M ago

Oh Where is My Hairbrush?!

The messages from the motel came in for days on end.Each lasted several minutes."I need more food.""I need a blanket,""I need clothes,""I need a hair brush."No mention of the magic word "ple...
lakeside lessons · 1M ago

Confessions of a Fixer

I'm a fixer. I want to make everything better.  I want everyone to be happy. Unfortunately, that's just not possible.Sometimes I just have to admit things are out of my control. Sometimes I ...
lakeside lessons · 2M ago

Lessons from an Orchid

I was proud I'd kept the orchid given to me as a birthday gift alive for more than two years.It was quite a feat since I have a "black thumb". I have killed hearty cacti, and now I was respo...
lakeside lessons · 2M ago

The Best Gift Ever

Her request was simple."If you ever have an extra one of those, could I have it?"She stopped rubbing her thin arms against the cold long enough to point toward the hand-held can opener on th...
lakeside lessons · 4M ago

The Day I Shoplifted...

So the story begins - yesterday. Yes, my indiscretion isn't a skeleton from the closet of my younger days, it happened just 24 hours ago.Most of you can probably relate to the way this whole...
lakeside lessons · 5M ago

High Places

"The high places however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there."As I read through I and II Kings I see over and over again, "He did evil in the e...
lakeside lessons · 7M ago

Catch 'Em All

I was surprised to see so many people entering at once. Sure, it was a gorgeous summer evening. but since the park closes at dusk, they should've been heading for their cars to slowly drive ...
lakeside lessons · 10M ago

This Post's For You

Her hand trembled a little as I grasped it to join the group in prayer over the meal. Frail and weak, she had used all her energies to make it a memorable day for me.The trembling hand belon...
lakeside lessons · 12M ago

A Smile In Her Heart

She's struggled a lot...four kids, health issues, and no real income to speak of. She was on the wait list for a car, but after a year or so, she somehow scraped together a few dollars to bu...