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By Steve Nauman
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The Cozy Corner

An encouraging blog focusing on spiritual growth


Recent Posts

I Found It
September 25, 2017

Immy, Not Jimmy
September 18, 2017

The first several months of 1968 were a very memorable time for me, and again, a change which God used to help mold me into who I am today.The year started with me developing a cough-not a cold-but a deep cough, which became chronic and more severe. I had been […] [READ MORE]

Are You Being Yourself?
September 11, 2017

Did you ever have a job for a short time as an adult, and when you look back, you can clearly see that perhaps the only purpose of that job was to correct a hidden character flaw? Maybe you never did.....But I sure did, and it was a doozy!When I […] [READ MORE]

OPEN 9-1
September 4, 2017

My childhood memories of Labor Day meant that my father's general store would be open for only 4 hours, 9-1. And that also usually meant that my father had some kind of project planned for the afternoon--because when you work 70 hours every week, with no vacations, there is just […] [READ MORE]

Life's Highway
August 28, 2017

As we continue to make our way through life, have you ever wondered how once in a great while, God sends a friend into your life without you even realizing it? Maybe that sounds strange, but that's what I'm writing about today! Starting in the late 1980's through the late 990's, […] [READ MORE]

You've Changed
August 21, 2017

This is the time of year that brings back a memory of my favorite high school teacher, Mr Rex Estus. Mr Estus taught English-and so much more. He taught and prepared students for life outside of school, whether you were going on to college or not.My first contact with himas […] [READ MORE]

He's Mean!
August 14, 2017

Sometimes, lessons we learn in our childhood, even if they may seem small at the time, can go on to have a major impact in our lives as adults. That was certainly true in my life, and like so many of my childhood lessons, I learned this very important one […] [READ MORE]

What Will Our Line Be?
August 7, 2017

There was a TV game show in the early days of television called "What's My Line?" It was a very popular and long-running panel show, which had a celebrity panel asking questions of a member from the public, where the panel would try to guess their occupation. The panel could […] [READ MORE]

What Do YOU Say?
July 31, 2017

Did you ever take time to really listen to what people say and "how" they say it? It does take time-something most people don't ever seem to have enough of, but it can be very interesting.I first started learning to listen to what people say while working in my fathers […] [READ MORE]

Angels And Stethoscopes
July 24, 2017

From 2003 until she passed away in 2014, my wife Laura spent hundreds of days in various hospitals from here in northern Indiana to Indianapolis. During that time I soon started observing many different things about hospitals, such as some floors or units seem to be incredibly busy all the […] [READ MORE]

Fond Memories Of Eaton Brook
July 17, 2017

The Joy Of Seeds
July 10, 2017

Ever since I was about five years old, I've been fascinated with planting seeds and watching those seeds sprout into plants. I've planted both vegetable and flower seeds for many years and I still marvel at the edible crop or beautiful flower that comes from planting that dry, ugly seedThe […] [READ MORE]

July 3, 2017

Eventually, most people discover certain talents or "gifts" they possess in certain areas of their lives. Many times these gifts are in addition to a career choice, but I've seen those gifts weave their way throughout a person's character so much, that many times the gifts end up blending with […] [READ MORE]

Saving Time
June 26, 2017

One day last week as I approached the intersection of a busy four lane road in our county, the oncoming traffic stopped and my signal turned green. I proceeded right, and very soon the six vehicles that had stopped for the light were now behind me. I was going the […] [READ MORE]

It Has To Be A Miracle
June 19, 2017

By September 1, 1995 my wife Laura and I had been married for a little over 17 years. By that time, her disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy had taken just about every bit of life out of her body. Her hands were gnarled, she had no use of her legs and […] [READ MORE]

What Hair?
June 12, 2017

Father's Day is almost here. Later this year will mark ten years that my father has been gone. But, what a privilege it was to have such a practical, fun, hard working and Godly role model in my life. My father always tried to have the family seated together at the […] [READ MORE]

Keeping It Simple
June 5, 2017

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I tend to enjoy the simple things of life. This time of year that might mean listening to all the birds singing their songs on these beautiful spring mornings. Or it might be listening to the bullfrogs on the pond every night; and […] [READ MORE]

May 29, 2017

Probably one of the most watched TV shows of the 1960's and still rated quite highly to this day, is The Andy Griffith Show. Many agree that the antics of Deputy Barney Fife is what made the show such a success. He had such unique mannerisms and expressions, that for […] [READ MORE]

Fix Your Eyes
May 22, 2017

All my life I've always enjoyed keeping an eye on what the farmers are doing, especially at planting time. This has been one of those years that for some farmers, the first cutting of hay overlapped with the finish of the spring planting.Where I grew up in those rolling hills […] [READ MORE]

Just Four Words
May 14, 2017

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 into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears […] [READ MORE]

May 9, 2017

Hello, welcome to The Cozy Corner! My name is Steve Nauman and for this first entry I thought I should start with an introduction and background information about myself, and then hopefully the stories that follow in the weeks and months to come will be more of a blessing to […] [READ MORE]