Milestones

Respond with grace, not with any bitterness

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Allison ByerleyCan you hold a grudge? I’ve met some people in my life who could recite to you every small hurt inflicted upon them from the time they were very small to the present day. They never forgot an angry word or slight, real or imagined. Do you know anyone like that? It’s not surprising that those same people are […]

Card of Thanks

Thank you, Jim Allen, plumber, for your help with the repair of my plumbing problem at no charge. I appreciated that you worked through the triple-digit weather and dug down four feet of muddy water to the area of the leak, a hole in the pipe. My neighbor, Hank Lane, also received much of the water spill-off on his property […]

Card of Thanks

I would like to thank Jim Allen for coming to my 90-year-old neighbor’s aid to fix a plumbing leak that had been getting steadily worse for some time. She is on a very limited budget and simply could not afford to pay a plumber. I had called every agency I could think of and was turned down by every one. […]

Find the path to devotion, wherever it takes you

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Allison ByerleyIn December of 2013, I had my annual meeting with my District Superintendent. In the course of our meeting, she asked me, “How is it with your soul? How’s your spiritual life?” And it brought me up short. I decided to take a risk and be honest. “I’ve gotten away from my spiritual disciplines,” I confessed. “I’ve let time […]

Card of Thanks

Thank you very much to the lady who paid for my groceries at Pioneer on Tuesday, smiled and left before I could catch up with you. I hadn’t replaced my card in its slot and was searching for it. Found it shortly after. You can be sure I will pay your kindness forward. Caroline Wenger Korn … An online subscription […]

Card of Thanks

Thank you to CAL FIRE, Mariposa Volunteer Fire and neighbors who so quickly responded to a sudden fire at our ranch on Ben Hur. I really appreciate your dedication all year, everywhere. But I am especially thankful today. Safety and blessings to you. Dee Kay … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]

Focus on what’s important

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Allison ByerleyAh, summer has arrived! And I love getting in the pool or visiting the water park to cool off. It can be difficult to find others to join me though. A lot of women say the same thing. “Oh, you don’t want to see me in a bathing suit!” Honestly, once we are in the water, we can’t see […]

Card of Thanks

The Four Seasons Dinner fundraiser had a great turnout. Thank you to all who attended, with special thanks to many who contributed to the event. To Lise’ Taylor for singing the National Anthem, Doris Taylor for the prayer and Daniel Wilson for emceeing. To the table judges Phyllis Linnebur, Dee Carr and Marg Jordan. Kevin Borba for barbequing the great […]

Card of Thanks

The “Cousin Jack Birthday Party” was a huge success again this year. Attendees at this annual community party, held July 1 this year, were treated to music by local performers, a delicious Mexican dinner by Sal’s, and the free raffle. Music was provided by Bill DeWitt and friends, and by Cousin Jack’s kids, Cheryl Franklin on flute and, this year, […]

Relationships crucial to true freedom, we must admit need

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Allison ByerleyThis week, we celebrated another Independence Day. It is not exaggerating to say that we Americans value independence as highly or more than many other virtues. Benjamin Franklin famously wanted our national flag to bear the motto “Don’t Tread on Me” above a coiled snake. (I confess that I am glad the Stars and Stripes prevailed.) What do we […]


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