Author Archives: vsimmons54

About vsimmons54

Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.

Lord, we need help

I never thought that I would see so much hatred in the world. The Bible does tell us it will happen and it gets worse every day, so I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am. It strikes at the very … Continue reading

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Memories comfort us

Once your father is no longer with you, Father’s Day is not quite the same. Mine is always in my heart and I’m blessed to have some wonderful memories. It’s been 16 years, which is hard to believe and while … Continue reading

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Stop the insanity please

Can we please get through one whole week without someone having a mental breakdown or pitching a hissy fit over something that President Trump has or has not done? I, for one, like to keep up on current events but … Continue reading

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Sharing the blame

When a store closes we want to point fingers at everyone else and everywhere else. But in reality, we have to share some of that blame ourselves. When we buy something on line that we can buy from a local … Continue reading

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A dog’s life

Roxie, our boxer and four-legged child has become a con-artist. She gets a treat every morning but I recently discovered she has been getting at least two every morning. Each morning she will go over near the sink and sit … Continue reading

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Graduate advice

Things are so different now than when I graduated from high school. It was a different time and things seemed more settled. Dangers were there, I’m sure, but didn’t seem as prevalent or perhaps we weren’t so aware of it … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day thoughts

Though you can find some really heart-felt ones, you just cannot find a card that adequately expresses the deep sentiment we feel for our mothers. We should be thankful for our mothers every day, not just on the day set … Continue reading

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