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Reblogged from Almost Iowa: The Old Man Who Death Ignored

The following post comes from Almost Iowa, a blog that offers clever, humorous, and thought-provoking short stories. Enjoy!   There was an old man who was so old that even the children who once considered him old had long since past from memory. And…

Sentence Opener Series #3: Top Ten Sentence Openers

Why should we vary our sentence openers? Well, if we don’t, we may sound like this: I will write five sentences. They will have five words. The sentences sound the same. I should vary their lengths. That would sound much better. Since each sentence…

Sentence Openers Series #2: “There (Is/Are)”

How should we start a sentence? There are numerous ways, but this is NOT the best one. Avoid these sentence openers: There are… There is… There (is/are) better ways to start a sentence. Reason #1: Pronoun-Verb Agreement (or Disagreement) Do you remember those pronoun-verb…

Sentence Openers Series: Opinion Statements

Sentence Openers Series #1: Avoid Opinion Statements Every sentence needs a beginning, but we should avoid certain introductory phrases. Consider both the effectiveness and necessity of the words you select. A sentence, especially the initial one, should start strong. A sentence opener is the…

Poetry for Easter

These poems, written in various forms, capture the Easter message beautifully. As I post this today, I remember our poet-friend, Robert Burnham, who has two poems included here. Robert went home to be with our Savior in 2015. Have a blessed Easter! (This is…

Squeaky Doors

On March 19, I started a devotional book, and for a solid month, I had been at my computer, typing happily. I kept on my self-imposed schedule and produced a few devotionals a day. I was happy. I was organized. I was focused. And…

Easter Book List: Suggestions for All Ages (Babies, Children, Middle School, Teens, & Adults)

Our family has over 100 Christmas books but only 4 Easter books. In an effort to expand our library with books that offered a true meaning of Easter, I ended up with an extensive book list. The Legend of the Three Trees has been…