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Hold Your Head Up High!

The best people I have ever met in my life are those who know how do deal with adversity and persevere through it because they have...

Just Talking.

I was recently speaking with a young woman who wants to help us with The St. Nicholas Project. She has a passion for helping children in...

Joy to the World

There is nothing I enjoy more than a letter from the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. I recognize it easily by the color of the envelope...

Oh, Star of Wonder, Star of Night....

On December 21, 2020 something occurred in the sky that last happened about 400 years ago in 1623. Saturn and Jupiter aligned in what is...

Be A Saint. Be a Saint Nicholas!

Every year as Christmas draws closer, we are greeted with familiar Christmas carols on the radio, shiny, bright lights seemingly...

Fathers and Sons

I was once speaking to a 20-year-old young man whose father had just died. I told him that I was sorry to hear that his father had died....

Safety

We forget what it is like to be little. As adults, we are very much in control of the course of our lives--for the most part. Most of...

Cold winds

November in Vermont is cold and where I live on Lake Champlain it is both cold and windy. It's the season of breaking out the winter...

Christmas cards!!!

The St. Nicholas Project is doing a special Christmas project this year for the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Because of the...

Setting Back Time

Tonight is the night in the fall when we turn our clocks back one hour. You all know the rule: "Spring forward, Fall back." With the...

Let's Raise Them Up!

By guest blogger, Laura Duquette On our life’s journey we have all met face-to-face with moments of sadness and of despair. ‘When...

Perseverance

One of the core pillars of the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children is perseverance. By that virtue one learns to forge ahead, not to be a...

When lightning strikes

Have you ever had a day when you ask yourself, "What else can go wrong?" Then lightning strikes. Literally. Tonight, lightning struck...

Friends

It's easy to have friends when you are little. It's hard to have friends when you are older. Perhaps it seems like there are more...

This Card Was For You

The following (unedited) note was included in the card that is printed in this week's blog. It is from a young boy at the Kurn Hattin...

The Anchor and the Sailboat

Guest blog by Laura Duquette I have always loved the ocean and its surroundings. The sound of the waves, the scent of the salty air, the...

Overworked and underpaid

Do you know the feeling? It's the feeling of never being caught up to the point of not being able to finish anything. It's that...

Lost and Found

I was recently dogsitting for a friend. All was going well until the dog jumped through a screened-in window and ran away, which I...

It Takes Somebody to Notice

This plant was almost dead by the time I got to it. I have been nursing it back to health for months. It had been left in a room with...

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