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Tuesday @ Ten: Gathering God’s Goodness

»Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 7 comments

Tuesday @ Ten: Gathering God’s Goodness

It’s a family day out. A day to put aside the stresses of work and just enjoy spending time together. We are heading out to gather up a day of memories. Heading out to gather some of God’s summer goodness so we can preserve it for the coming dark, cold winter months. We start by driving to a friend’s farm up in the mountains of the Columbia River Gorge. We chat about a variety of topics as we bounce along on dusty dirt roads. We talk about everything from “what’s on the schedule for the week” to “what type of building provides the best defense in case of a zombie attack”. We finally reach our destination. We gather our buckets and tumble out of the car. The coolness of the morning is giving way to the warmth of the summer sun. There is no breeze today and we know...

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Travel Walking Sticks, Trekking Poles and Canes: Pros and Cons

»Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Travel Treasures | 2 comments

Travel Walking Sticks, Trekking Poles and Canes: Pros and Cons

In the final countdown for our fall trip to Europe, I began to look at the pros and cons of purchasing a travel walking staff or cane. I wasn’t really sure which would best meet my needs and have the assistance and stabilization benefits I desired when walking on uneven ground and cobblestone streets. I started my research by looking at three options, all of which needed to have the prime features of being light weight and collapsible in order to fit in my suitcase: 1. Walking Stick: Walking sticks have been around for ages. First used by shepherds to assist with their job of protecting the flock from thieves and predators and also to help them traverse the steep craggy rocks of the grazing fields. Later walking sticks became a status symbol when brandished by...

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