Author Archives: semmie

The Marvelous Mud House

When is the last time a book made you cry? I have read The Marvelous Mud House a half dozen times now. Each time I open the pages, I think, “Okay, I won’t be so emotional this time; I know … Continue reading

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The Sky Pieces

This is not an Independence Day blog. It’s actually about genealogy and the preservation of history. In genealogy, we strive to remember. We take pieces of an infinite puzzle and struggle to fit them together into a picture that reveals … Continue reading

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

There are some passages in Scripture that are, perhaps, more loved than others. When you ask someone about their favorite verse in the Bible, or if they have a Life Verse, it’s probably safe to assume they won’t quote Leviticus … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

A few days ago, I spent some time at the Catholic cemetery taking photos of grave markers for fellow family historians online. It’s a hobby I genuinely love. It’s nice to give back to a community that has aided me … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Guide to Online Etiquette As a writer, doesn’t it really grill your beef when you comment on someone’s blog and they never reply? Recently, I stumbled upon a writer I find both challenging and insightful. She had begun … Continue reading

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