Lessons from Life from the Astronaut’s Wife


Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

When my granddaughter, Tiffany was learning to walk she would, like all infants, crawl, sit up, and then try to stand. But after trying a step or two she would lose her balance and end up sittin…
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The Desires of Your Heart

My old black Acura had served me well for many years however the odometer was now nearing two hundred thousand miles. Concerned that I would incur a huge expense if anything needed repair, I dec…
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Words, Words, Words

We can speak words of encouragement, threatening words, loving words, condemning words. The words we should speak are like those our MESSIAH spoke when He walked on the earth. Emotional words co…
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The Officer

Around 3:00 a.m. the ringing of our doorbell pierced the silence of our house and awakened me and my husband out of a deep sleep. Quickly, I became conscious enough to spring out of bed, grab my…
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The Dryer Vent

Several years ago I purchased a 1970’s tri-level house that was in need of remodeling. I didn’t pay much attention to the house itself because I had chosen the property for its 9,000…
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Bean Beetles

During the Second World War I was a little girl, about the age of five. Our American troops were heavily engaged in battle. On the home front, we were encouraged by the president to plant vegeta…
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Fear

It was late October and all of the vegetables in my garden had been harvested. The fruit on the plum tree was nearly ripe and I was looking forward to enjoying some juicy treats. In the fall, Co…
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Joe

My son, Joe, was a studious pupil. From kindergarten through high school he achieved high grades, but like most teenagers he was in a dilemma as to what area of education he should pursue. As Jo…
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The Monks

v class=”layoutArea”> While packing for my trip to Ethiopia, I felt an inner motivation to take some items, that before now, I had not thought to put into my suitcase. I added a pair of surgical g…
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The Cross

In January of 2001, I was travelling to Axum, Ethiopia for the annual celebration of Timkat. Because of the spiritual significance of celebrating the Ark of the Covenant, and the reenactment o…
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Mongolia

About twenty years ago my son-in-law, Ken, and I decided we needed to be CPR certified by the Red Cross in Colorado Springs. My husband, Jim, had multiple heart problems after his Apollo 15 moon…
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Lessons from Seashells

One afternoon, during our visit to South Africa, we had an hour break in our schedule, so my husband, Jim, and I walked down to the seashore to relax and look for shells. We saw a man working th…
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Red-Orange Berries

In 1960, the U.S. Air Force gave my husband, Captain James Irwin a new assignment. He had been selected to attend test pilot school, and then continue with space school training. We left Wright-…
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The Potter

While taking some college courses my granddaughter, Shannon, was trying to decide whether to enroll in a sculpting class, or a pottery-making class. She watched a student sculpt a bust from dry …
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Piano Lessons

As a young child, I would sit on my mother’s lap when she played our old upright piano. Because of the lined bifocal lenses she wore, it was difficult for her to see the music in the churc…
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