Sunday, February 7, 2021


I once enjoyed B----- B-- tuna salad from a can packed full with absolutely no room for more. Some time ago I opened one to find a small air pocket that got larger as I later bought more at an elevated price. My ice cream sandwich was once full-bodied: wider, plumper, longer and less expensive. My C------- Bar is thinner, a little narrower and costs more. My five pound bag of sugar has lost a pound and has also enjoyed some increase in value. Seems all my food is getting thinner and so is my wallet. But, I have heard that thinner is better so my thinner food should actually be worth more. And, honestly, my thinner self, as well as my thinner wallet, is certainly easier for me to carry around. I am so grateful to all the companies that make this blessing possible; and, many of them have done so without my even discovering they are doing it! 

Saturday, January 2, 2021


I need to seekmore and trustmore so I can enduremore

I need to forgivemore and lovemore, so I can sharemore

I need to praymore and listen to Himmore, so I can proclaimmore

I need to stay focusedmore and walk with himmore so I can be like himmore

I need to be stillmore and quietmore to hear his voicemore

I need to singmore, shoutmore, and praise him evermore

I need to be thankfulmore, cherish Himmore and count my blessingsmore,

for all of us who have been restored will live and reign with him forevermore. Amen

Duane Durand

Monday, September 28, 2020


Strictly civil for most, moral for a few and spiritual for possibly 10% of us: If President Donald Trump took full advantage of every deduction recognized as legitimate by the US tax code, what crime has he committed. If he for all his taxable years jumped through every legal tax loophole that congress has refused to close for sake of its own use, what has he done that makes him alone worthy of condemnation? If he has violated any tax law at all, where has the IRS been all these years??

For the 10% of the US: Matt 22:17-21: Romans 13:1-7