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Read Bro. Vaughn's March prayer letter

Bro. Bill Vaughn is back in the printing business with the replacement of his laser printer. He also had to replace some old desktop publishing software and, because he switched to a competitor, the vender gave them the new software at half price! 55 more words

Prayer Letters

A League of Her Own: Ruth Kramer Hartman

Ruth Hartman…her name always brings a smile to my face. Chances are you’ve heard about her also. She was born in 1926, the oldest child of Annie and John Kramer. 851 more words


An Athlete, an Educator, & an Inspiration: Grace AsBerry Jones

I probably chose today’s woman for two personal reasons. The first is that I spent 35 years teaching elementary students, just like she did. The second is because of my love of basketball, which she also had. 687 more words


The Mother of Psychiatric Nursing: Hildegard E. Peplau

I have to admit, I never heard of Hilde Peplau until about ten years ago when I read about her in Irene Reed’s book, Berks County Women in History, Volume 2.  534 more words


Vaughn by Erin Murphy

Erin Murphy’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Brevity, Memoir Magazine, The Normal School, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is the author or editor of eight books, including  312 more words

Paving the Way for Women, Up & Down Duryea Drive: Rhea Duryea

When I began my “career” as a docent at the Berks History Center, I learned about a young woman named Rhea Duryea. She was pictured in the museum’s Transportation Room. 647 more words