Sydney Avey

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Book Review: The Silver Baron’s Wife

The Silver Baron’s Wife by Donna Baier Stein strikes a rich vein of pioneer history. The facts of Baby Doe Tabor’s life are at once typical for some women of her day (late 19th, early 20th century) and atypical.

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Thanksgiving Traditions

I have always cherished Thanksgiving traditions. In unsettled times, traditional celebrations offer the illusion that God is in His Heaven and all is right with the world. Don’t get me wrong. I believe in God and the essential order of the universe.

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Grandma in the Ozarks: The Conversational Loop

Last week, my husband visited Grandma in the Ozarks.  The conversational loop she engages in resembles the crochet she used to do. She would work a pattern repeatedly in a circle until it was big enough to be a lace doily, or a tablecloth, or a bedspread. The...

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Book Review: One Ordinary Sunday by Paula Huston

One Ordinary Sunday: A Meditation on the Mystery of the Mass by Paula Huston My rating: 4 of 5 stars One Ordinary Sunday by Paula Huston is tagged A Meditation on the Mystery of the Mass. That is three "M" words that raise red flags for many Protestants. I have always...

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Book Review: The Secret Chord

The Secret Chord is the fourth Geraldine Brooks novel I’ve read. I’m a fan. I was especially interested when I heard she was writing about the life of David. I wanted to know why he was so beloved of the Lord.

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