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Memorial Day: Finding His Father

A brief encounter at the local workout place the other day still gives me tingles and reminds me of the enduring significance of World War II and its impact on our country and our families, all these years later. A friend revealed that her husband had been a baby when...

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A Very Special Quilt for Our Retirement Home

We have a huge generation gap going in this household. My Beloved and I intend to buy a retirement home in the great Southwest. Our daughter, who will be a senior next year and is basically a hipster, has had to listen about what we want in that winter home,...

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Mammo M.O.

Getting screened for breast cancer is a great way for a mother to love her children -- to make sure with early detection, she'll be there for them for the duration. It used to be, though, when you'd go in for a mammogram, you had a long wait while they set up the...

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The Garden Nut and the Witty Son-in-Law

Last night, after a cool and windy day, my darling neighbor and I were transplanting some lovely variegated hosta from her yard into our neighborhood pond area. We were working under some ancient cottonwoods, transforming the berm underneath them from a weedy mess...

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Hocus Pocus Focus

The average attention span is now 8.25 seconds, down from 12 seconds as recently as 2000. That's a  statistic with profound implications for educators, bloggers, moms and . . . LOOK! A SQUIRREL!!! Just kidding. But it is very important for moms and dads to help their...

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The Chain Saw Caper

A diligent young man we know borrowed a chain saw from a friend to clean up some old volunteer trees and dead branches in his back yard. On a small chalkboard he kept near his car keys, he wrote himself a note: Return chain saw Everything would have been fine except...

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All About Susan

Susan Darst Williams is a writer, speaker, creativity coach, and fun-loving mother of four. One of “those” kids who was a class clown, she grew up in the principal’s office, married her high school sweetheart, smartened up at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has been a word nerd ever since.

A former reporter for The Omaha World-Herald and the Midlands Business Journal, Susan also has been editor of RFD-TV The Magazine. She has written for a host of free-lancing clients, producing everything from books to articles to song parodies to greeting cards. Check out her Educational News site GO BIG ED!

Her No. 1 passion is using humor and inspiration to represent Jesus Christ to a world that often needs a smile and some hope. Another key interest is helping disadvantaged children do better in school by providing complementary education in the good old 3 R’s.  Susan also gives humorous, inspirational speeches for secular and Christian audiences, Making Hearts Clap

Susan Darst Williams is a writer, speaker, creativity coach, and fun-loving mother of four. One of “those” kids who was a class clown, she grew up in the principal’s office, married her high school sweetheart, smartened up at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has been a word nerd ever since.

A former reporter for The Omaha World-Herald and the Midlands Business Journal, Susan also has been editor of RFD-TV The Magazine. She has written for a host of free-lancing clients, producing everything from books to articles to song parodies to greeting cards. Check out her Educational News site: GO BIG ED!

Her No. 1 passion is using humor and inspiration to represent Jesus Christ to a world that often needs a smile and some hope. Another key interest is helping disadvantaged children do better in school by providing complementary education in the good old 3 R’s.  Susan also gives humorous, inspirational speeches for secular and Christian audiences, Making Hearts Clap

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