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"The Cozy Corner"

By Steve Nauman


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Mountains And Valleys
January 7, 2019

The highest elevation in the county of upstate NY where I grew up was almost 3400 ft. There were lots of rolling hills, valleys, streams and some mountains! It has been over 40 years since I moved to Indiana, and every time I visit the area where I grew up […] [READ MORE]

Listen To Them, But Follow Him
October 10, 2018

I learned at a young age-probably about age 7 when I started working and being around people a lot, that the best way to learn something was to listen—not talk.....As a boy working in that general store, I used to love just listening to some of the “old timers” telling […] [READ MORE]

Slow It Down
August 31, 2018

Shortly after I had turned 16 years old, I tested for and received my drivers license. So almost immediately, my father had plans for me to drive the truck to Syracuse at times—not just to give him a break (he loved being in the city and dealing with all the […] [READ MORE]

Each Strand
July 23, 2018

I love this time of year! Probably one of the main things I enjoy about spring and summer is growing so many different vegetables and flowers. I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with different ways of growing plants, sometimes trying what I read or heard, or just experimenting with something to see […] [READ MORE]

My Dad
June 15, 2018

This is Father’s Day weekend.....many still have their father nearby-or at least still alive. But many-like me-do not.....my father, Arnold Nauman, lived from 1926-2007. If you’ve read many of my previous blogs, you know that he had a General Store in rural upstate New York for over 40 years. He […] [READ MORE]

Just Four Words
May 12, 2018

(This is a reprint of a post from May 14, 2017 with only a few slight changes)Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take […] [READ MORE]

Who Was That?
April 28, 2018

During the late 1990’s, until 2002, my now late wife Laura and I were very involved in a ministry of testimony and music, plus she would demonstrate what her ‘service dog’ Roxi did for her before The Lord healed her from a severe neuromuscular disease. We were mostly speaking in […] [READ MORE]

It Really Is
April 12, 2018

I happened to see part of a late night infomercial promoting a product that was supposed to ‘cure’ most all common diseases, and allow you to live up to 120 years-(just like the people in the remote village where this product was discovered!) Then a vibrant, physically fit young woman […] [READ MORE]

I Didn’t Do It!
March 27, 2018

If the wind caused the back door to slam-shut with a loud bang.....and if ’Flossie‘ was in the store, she would yell out, ”I didn’t do it!” If someone dropped something and it made a loud noise-if ‘Flossie’ was in the store, she would yell out, “I didn’t do it!” On the […] [READ MORE]

Work On The Positives
March 16, 2018

When I was about 6 or 7 years old, I remember helping my great grandfather in his vegetable garden one day. He was born in 1880, so he would have been in his early 80’s at that time. I can remember we were planting his sweet corn—because I had ldquo;caught” […] [READ MORE]

Look At The Birds
March 1, 2018

Something happens every year right here on my little piece of property in northern Indiana between February 20-24. I’ve kept track of it for over 25 years in a row, and only once did it happen on the 19th, and once as late as the 26th. What is the event It’s […] [READ MORE]

Do You Know Anyone In Buffalo?
February 5, 2018

Those years I spent growing up and working in my father’s general store, taught me so much about business, people, and basically life and how to enjoy it! It was a true country general store, with a U. S. Post Office in the back. (my Uncle Stan was the Postmaster […] [READ MORE]

You Know Me Boss, I’ve Got Patience
January 23, 2018

I don’t know if there might have been times when it has happened to you, but it certainly has happened a number of times to me. What I’m talking about is when it seems like someone’s “misdirected” patience stretches your patience tighter and thinner than the fifth string on my […] [READ MORE]

I Noticed His Work
January 16, 2018

Ever since I was a young boy, I always observed others in their occupations. Even though I was only about 5 years old when I started doing that, those observations could be quite revealing—usually to the good, and probably in a few cases to the bad..... I would notice things […] [READ MORE]

I Sure Enjoyed That Special Time With You
January 8, 2018

I want to tell you about something amazing that happened to me in the summer of 2016. And yet, for those of us who call ourselves Christians..... the story I’ll tell you about should probably be routine—NOT amazing. But let me back-up two more years, to build up to my […] [READ MORE]

A Simple Country Christmas
December 18, 2017

Families tend to develop traditions as to how they spend Christmas and surprisingly those ‘patterns’ can remain for quite a number of years.   Growing up in a large family, we had traditions at Christmas that many of us still talk about today. Perhaps your family has routines or traditions […] [READ MORE]

Joy... Peace... Hope.....Where?
December 11, 2017

Childhood Daydreams
December 4, 2017

The Hardest Part Of Faith Is.....
November 27, 2017

We sure have become an “instant society“. There has been a technology ‘explosion’ going on for awhile now, and some say we will be amazed where it leads! But have you noticed as I have, as things like instant messaging and other technologies that allow people to accomplish more faster […] [READ MORE]

Dormant ..... Or Dead?
November 13, 2017

It seems like many people say fall is their favorite season of the year! I am not part of that group. I am all about SPRING! (In case anyone was wondering, as of today, it is only 126 days until spring!) Part of the reason I don’t like fall is […] [READ MORE]

Are You Serious!
November 6, 2017

Are you joking! Are you serious! Or, Are you joking? Are you serious? If we are talking with a close friend or someone we’ve known for a long time, we can almost always tell when someone is serious. But sometimes.....well..... there have been a few times over the years, when […] [READ MORE]

Where’s The Keeper?
October 30, 2017

Have you ever paid much attention to how quickly some words, phrases or terminology come and go from everyday use? It wasn’t that long ago when if you had used the word “Facebook” to someone, you would have received a puzzled look, or they may have agreed that someone always […] [READ MORE]

The Orchard
October 23, 2017

I have a small orchard on my little farm. There are several different varieties of apples, cherries, peaches, pears and grapes. It has taken almost 25 years to get them all established to the point where they are right now, yet there is never any promise of a crop of […] [READ MORE]

Medals.....Or Playing The Game
October 16, 2017

Anyone who knows me well could easily tell you that my all time favorite TV show is “The Andy Griffith Show”! Today I want to use a story from that show and contrast it with some events I’ve witnessed in the last several days of my own life.The episode from […] [READ MORE]

A Wheelchair, Refi, and Jim!
October 9, 2017

I want to share with you the most incredible day of answered prayers I ever experienced. Three things that all happened outside of my control, and it all took place within one hour!In the very early 1990’s, my late wife Laura’s first disease was progressing to the point where she […] [READ MORE]

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