Grateful for a getaway place

May 2, 2013 

God's blessings have many different qualities, among which is peace of mind and soul. Most human beings need a place where, for a short time, they are truly "far from the madding crowd."

My wife and I have a second home (retirement) in Southeast Missouri which provides a spiritual redoubt. I pray that all Americans will be able to have some sort of option for this kind of place, now or later.

I know that since my retirement 15 years ago from the Southwestern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission I have been blessed with an Eden. May all people find a place to reflect and reject harm and evil.

J. Skip Bennett

Lebanon

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