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Take a Hike and Bring GORP

When was the last time you got out in nature and walked under tall trees? Nothing calms the soul like looking up – at treetops overhead – and looking down – at a path you are following – as well as looking around – at something OTHER than a computer or TV screen!...

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Laughing and Pointing

I babysat my granddaughter, The Precious, today. She is nearly 1. We had a wonderful time. She is doing so many fun, new things: pointing, saying "uh oh!" and kissing her stuffed animals and rocking them in her arms. Today, I sat at the kitchen table working on some...

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Teen Makes a Political Doo Dah

I was honored to be asked to go to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln today to help judge a contest. In it, students from eastern Nebraska high schools who are aspiring to become teachers each created a storybook for preschoolers. They presented their books to the...

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Garden Themes: Colonial Herb Garden

There's a house for sale up the street. My neighbor, who was the very first homeowner in our neighborhood, remembers when it was under construction. It was to be a showhouse of colonial style to mark the American Bicentennial in 1976. Her friend was the builder. He...

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Heart Lessons: Adding Up Feelings

Can you get a hold of some old-fashioned adding machine tape? Or cut your own strip of plain white paper that looks like it. You are going to list these important concepts which add up to good character development for a teenager.   Parents and teens alike need...

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The Elderberries: The Brace From Space

By Sheila Edee   Hello? Hello? Earth calling Besties . . . contact! . . . 10-4. . . .   If I only had one of my grandson’s LED space helmets, I could win any costume contest imaginable.   Of course, this black magic “appliance” – a back brace -- is...

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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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