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August 28, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Request for prayers
--Ina Murray Maybe this is the reason I was prompted to start a community prayer chain. Because I am in need of prayers too. I do thank all of you who have already promised to pray for me. I am facing serious surgery in a little while, and cannot see ahead to know what the...
August 28, 2014 - 10:09am
August 21, 2014
Old Cowbelle; Message in the blue
--Ina Murray The morning is warming, not hot, just right for sitting on the deck and counting blessings. Relaxing in one of four deck chairs, a gift from a few years ago, complete with glass top table, I sit back and enjoy the privilege of being idle. Guilt washes over me,...
August 21, 2014 - 8:34am
August 14, 2014
Old Cowbelle: School time again
--Ina Murray, columnist So very quickly that time is here again, coming up autumn. Even though it has been about 50 years since I sent anyone off to kindergarten, I still feel it. I get that lonesome feeling that I did when our kids went back to school. Throughout the...
August 14, 2014 - 9:31am
August 7, 2014
Cow Belle: Community Prayer Chain?
--Ina Murray A recent request for prayer asked that a friend be added to anyone who had access to a prayer chain. In the past, we have had “prayer chains” in our church, but when our women’s group and most of our “circles” disbanded, our regular prayer chain got...
August 7, 2014 - 10:45am
June 17, 2014
Cow Belle: 125th Anniversary
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church has been my “Church Home” for the past 65 years, ever since Husband and I and (then) one-year-old Sandy became members. It has been and still is one of the most important facets of our lives. This year, on June 22, Our Savior’s will celebrate...
June 17, 2014 - 3:20pm
May 29, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Storms, Diets and Hugs
--Ina Murray Doesn’t it make you wonder how long we can be so blessed, avoiding the disastrous storms that have been raging all around the states? It seems like there are more and fiercer each year. Or is it just that we hear about them sooner via TV? Sometimes...
May 29, 2014 - 4:49pm
May 15, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Anniversary
Sixty-seven years ago, on May 17, 1947, the love of my life and I were married. Such a simple wedding! I don’t think the whole thing cost more than a hundred dollars! (Today’s weddings cost thousands.) I bought my wedding dress (silk jersey with a square Grecian neckline...
May 15, 2014 - 8:22am
May 2, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Second Childhood?
--Ina Murray Easter Sunday was again a very special day. The joy of the resurrection, beautiful church service with Easter lilies on every available space in the chancel, their delightful scent filling the air, and a good sermon and hymns of praise. The day was warm...
May 2, 2014 - 8:41am
April 24, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Dinner with Joyce
One Saturday, Sonia and I joined Joyce for dinner (lunch to some of you) at the Spring Valley Health Care Center. The residents are allowed to have an occasional guest for a meal, with pre-planned notice. That day, we had the privilege of eating in the private dining room, which...
April 24, 2014 - 9:17am
April 10, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Easter
--Ina Murray Listening to Rosie’s song, “He bled and died for me; He suffered and cried for me, He hung on the tree for me….that I might live”; again we have a hard time thinking about the very real pain Jesus suffered for us. Just think of spikes through the wrists...
April 10, 2014 - 1:23pm
April 5, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Sizes ... Small, Medium, Large
Isn’t it funny how “things” change over the years, sometimes without our even being aware of it? Like sizes. How food serving portions in restaurants and cafes have increased over the past, including the prices. This was proven to me when I attended a diabetes class a few...
April 5, 2014 - 12:44pm
March 27, 2014
From an old Cow Belle: Simplify.... Simplify
With Easter Day approaching in a couple of weeks, I look back and remember how difficult we made everything in the past. In those days, on Easter Sunday, we HAD to have new clothes. (How silly is that?) Those of us who liked to sew would probably sit up late the night before, putting...
March 27, 2014 - 10:43am
March 19, 2014
Old Cowbelle: Spring begins ... tomorrow?
--Ina Murray Today, on the 4th of March, while I am typing this, there still is about five feet of snow on the deck, and it worries me that it may collapse under its load. The calendar says that spring begins on the 20th of March. This column should appear on that week,...
March 19, 2014 - 10:10am
February 13, 2014
Old Cowbelle: A Valentine for all husbands
--By Ina Murray The following article is taken from “God’s Word for Today,” a small book written by O. Hallesby, Ph.D. (a professor in a seminary in Oslo, Norway.) It was translated by Clarence Carlisle, M. A. I shouldn’t be violating copyright privileges since...
February 13, 2014 - 9:59am
October 9, 2013
Cow Belle: Changes, changes
I guess that is what life is all about…changes. Babies are born, old people die, and people pass in and out of our lives constantly. We have to accept these changes, like trees bending in the wind. After 17 1/2 years, our Pastor John Sutherland is moving on, having accepted a...
October 9, 2013 - 2:08pm