admin on March 12th, 2009

I was asked to talk on hope so… This was presented March 12, 2009 for a  “Celebrate Recovery” session. ====================================================================== My daughter asked me where I was going this evening. I said I was going to “Celebrate Recover” meeting to give a talk on HOPE.  She asked, “what are you recovering from dad?’  I told […]

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admin on October 30th, 2008

Feb. 5, 2001 My Dear Sara, From the moment the doctor placed you in my arms June 29, 1986, just a few hours after you were born, I fell instantly in love with you. You were so beautiful. As I was gazing into your eyes you were looking at me as if you were studying […]

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admin on October 29th, 2008

“I Did It My Way” by Kristen Stevens Women have been around since God pulled the rib from Adam’s body. For the last two thousand years women have been on an unequal footing with men. In England in the late 1700′s and early 1800′s, women were expected to know how to dance and how to […]

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admin on October 20th, 2008

It was spring time after a long hard winter in Idaho and my family and I went to Nebraska to visit my folks.  This was more than 20 years ago but in my memory is as if it were yesterday.  I remember this time because when we arrived the weather was warm and my dad […]

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admin on July 10th, 2008

When Mom died in June of 1991 Dad was rather lost, like the rest of us. I started writing little letters in big print so he could read them. He would not talk on the phone so this was the only way to make contact. I found out later that he carried them around in […]

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admin on July 2nd, 2008

The Box By Kristen Stevens As I stared, transfixed by the TV box, a smaller drawer caught my eye. I leaned nearer to read the title, but could find none. I stared in wonder, pondering if this box was really mine. Inside were hundreds of cards. My hand began to shake as I sat on […]

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admin on July 2nd, 2008

This was written in 1998 by my daughter as a comparative study in her 11th grade English class. Her instructor said it was the best piece she had ever received in the thirty some years of teaching. Beowulf or Christ? by Kristen Stevens Two Standards are raised on the field of battle. The armies rush […]

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admin on June 25th, 2008

HOME AGAIN When my Mother died this summer in June 1991 I felt set adrift in a vast ocean. Things would never be the same again. My mother would not be there to pray for me in the middle of the night. How would I survive this world without her praying? Maybe worst of all, […]

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admin on June 25th, 2008

To My Mother It is your 84th birthday today and I take this time to say, I love you. As I think back to my childhood days, it brings back good feelings of the times we had together. I remember like it was yesterday the warmth when you held me close.  The nap times when […]

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admin on June 25th, 2008

The following was collected from handwritten notes and tapes of Nellie E. Stevens. Some of what I remember. My Mom said I was 3 1/2 to 4 years old when we were talking of some of the things Fern and I did. We were living on the Dawson County Poor Farm. Dad was farming the […]

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