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Auntie Lou’s Gift…

It's that time of year again. We live across the street from the neighborhood clubhouse and it is busy almost every day with parties and events for people who are graduating to the next level of their education. Whether it ...

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Coming… and Going…

Janet and I have been so busy lately that I think we are meeting ourselves coming and going. Last week I was in southern Indiana and then flew to Dallas for several days. Janet was in Williamsburg with her sisters and had ...

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Jared, The Subway Guy…

I was in Dallas on Thursday and returned home Friday afternoon. As usual, it was a busy week and so I was looking forward to a little down time on the flight home. I purposely waited for other people to ...

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National Siblings Day

Since 1997, April 10th of each year has become the day that the nation celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. Facebook has been bombarded with pictures and images of families - many of them decades old. And to be ...

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A 60/40 Kind of Day…

For the past several years, our Bible study has been praying for the brother of one of our members. Finally, after two bouts with cancer and every conceivable treatment that the doctors could try, Frank Swarts passed away and went ...

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Salt…

As some of you know, our family has had a tough winter. In fact, Kristin, our oldest daughter, has struggled with several serious health issues and other stresses in her life the past three or four months. The severe headaches ...

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The Christian Mafia

Like most families, the Toussaint clan has its idiosyncrasies. And like almost every family, we love hard, fight ferociously and can have deep divides among ourselves. Maybe this sort of thing comes as a surprise to you, as I am ...

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The Original, Chicago Style…

One of the things that we love to do around our house every so often is have what we call "Chicago Dog Night." Janet and I, with Kristin and her family, always look forward to cooking hot dogs, Chicago style, and then ...

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A Sense of Accomplishment

When I was a young boy, I just loved to build models, invent things and work on anything that had to do with tools. Although I built several model cars, animals and planes, I really enjoyed working on ships and ...

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Birthday Reflections…

It's February 19th and the day is almost over. Today marks 4 years since I wrote my first post for Transitions by The Book; and more noteworthy than that is the fact that today is my 62nd birthday. It's been ...

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