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More Authors!


Linda McHale is also one of the authors in Gera’s book.

Gera showing me the notation about my credit for five of the author photos in the book! My first published photos!
Jennie Joseph with Gera and her book!
Categories: Midwifery.

Into These Hands!


Here’s Gera (left) and Abby (right) showing off Gera’s wonderful new book, "Into These Hands" which includes Abby’s story (Abby holding it open to her section above) as one of the 25 midwives. Read more about Gera’s book here.
Categories: Midwifery.

Travel in “Luther Land”

When we travel in Eastern Nebraska we enjoy seeing all the Lutheran Churches and schools listed on the signs before each little town. Our town has a majority of Baptist churches and just the one Lutheran church we attend. You have a choice of Lutheran churches in this little town in Nebraska!
Categories: Religion and Tina's Diary.

Just Checking In

A minister passing through his church
in the middle of the day,
decided to pause by the altar
and see who had come to pray.

Just then the back door opened,
a man came down the aisle.
The minister frowned as he saw
the man hadn’t shaved in quite a while.

His shirt was kinda shabby
and his coat was worn and frayed.
The man knelt, he bowed his head,
then rose and walked away…

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Categories: Religion and Short Stories.

The Little Black Dog

I wonder if Christ had a little black dog,
All curly and wooly like mine,

With two silk ears and a nose round and wet,
And two eyes brown and tender that shine;

I’m sure if He had, that little black dog
Knew right from the first He was God,

That he needed no proofs that Christ was divine,
But just worshiped the ground He trod.

I’m afraid that He hadn’t, because I have read
How He prayed in the Garden alone,

When all of His friends and disciples had fled,
Even Peter, that one called a stone.

And Oh, I am sure that little black dog
With a true heart so tender and warm

Would never have left Him to suffer alone,
But creeping right under His arm,

Would have licked those dear fingers in agony clasped,
And counting all favors but loss,

When they led Him away, would have trotted behind
And followed Him quite to the cross.

— Elizabeth Gardner Reynolds

Categories: Poetry and Religion.