Lord make us instruments of Thy peace.

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“Lord make us instruments of Thy peace.” This idea came to me recently as I watched a press conference involving those police leaders in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following the murder of three policemen.  One opened his comments with “Lord make us instruments of Thy peace.”  How perfect this seemed to me. Using this prayer of…

Power of Music

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At a Yard Sale recently I purchased a CD Set titled “The War Years, Your Hit Parade.” I’d been playing it for about a week in my office when I received a phone call from my sister Barb. She is a year and a half older than I and we exchanged chatter for a couple…

It Only Hurts When I Frown

I can still remember that Sunday morning in 1973 when a Father Farrell visited our Catholic Church in Battle Creek, Michigan. He spoke at all the masses soliciting subscriptions for a monthly magazine called Liguori. Our pastor introduced him as the Editor of Liguori Press. “Cha Ching Ching!” went those little sound effects in my…

America 2016 Art Fettig

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Happy Birthday America and Congratulations! It continues to amaze me how an old timer like you just goes on and on. It must not be easy to survive as a nation these days. What is it this year, Your 240th? WOW! You are lookin’ good. Oh, your infrastructures are a little worn down, and I…

Driver License Renewal

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My 87th birthday is coming up and my driver’s license was about to expire. When I got it five years ago, I figured that I would expire long before that license did but such was not the case. I have been having trouble with my eyes recently. I have one of those “ism” conditions that…

Punctuality

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In 1999 I wrote a children’s song which Greg Brayton and I recorded. Here are some of the lyrics. Punctuality, punctuality, That rare quality   Of being where you oughta when you oughta be. Being where you oughta, when you oughta be I once knew a fellow named Clay. Clay was late for school, he…