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THE GOOD OLD DAYS

I recently heard a presentation from the Carroll Shelby Foundation about their museum and the many Shelby Cobra Mustangs they have on display. When I hear the word “mustang,” I was immediately drawn back to my hey day when driving a Mustang made you the coolest person...

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STAY THE COURSE

The first time I heard the term “stay the course” it was my first semester of college. I had a friend in my history class who was considering dropping out. After she spoke with the professor, she told me she decided to stay in school. When I asked her what changed her...

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IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE

This past week we commemorated the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001. It was a pivotal moment for the world, and a pivotal moment for the families of the 2,977 victims. The events of that day changed lives as well as our culture forever. Every year this...

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TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE

September 20, 2022 is designated as “National Voter Registration Day.” I’m a strong believer in civic responsibility like serving on jury duty and voting at the local, state and national levels. This country was founded on basic freedoms and the freedom of the ballot...

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WHY ME, LORD?

I love hymns. Having grown up in choir since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I just love old hymns. Maybe it’s because I was the chubby little brunette on the front row pretending to sing on Broadway … but I still love singing hymns. I was reminded this past Sunday...

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THE BLAME GAME

In today’s culture, it can take a nano-second to figure out everyone blames someone else for their problems. Just listen to television and radio, read a book or newspaper, and you will quickly surmise that’s a fact. The blame game has been occurring since time began....

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EYE OF THE STORM

Storms are a natural occurrence.  Most common are the physical storms we experience within seasons of the year.  But more common than those are the personal storms we all experience sometime in our lives. It is these storms we will discuss. If you have...

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LAYAWAY

This week kids all across America are heading back to school.  Some are glad (especially the youngsters), then some not so glad (those who think school is boring). However, I bet the parents are, for the most part, happy school is back in session. Whenever I...

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THEY SAY PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

I’ve heard the saying “you know, patience is a virtue” all my life.  It’s always been a hard pill for me to swallow, being the Type A, Choleric personality I am.  I like to know all the answers, fix every problem, and basically have things run my way. One of...

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU …

I can hear my mother now – “Deborah Jan, watch what you say; you don’t want me to wash your mouth out with soap!”  No, ma’am, I sure didn’t (and don’t).  I didn’t realize it at the time, but now decades later I’m learning more about the impact words you say...

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MAKING AMENDS

Webster’s dictionary defines “amends” as “to do something to correct a mistake that one has made or a bad situation that one has caused.”  Every human being at some point will be faced with making amends to someone. I certainly have. Making amends is different than...

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Unwavering Faith

One difference I have witnessed since moving to the country – we go to a lot more weddings and funerals. A small town supports one another in this way. Last week we helped serve in an aunt’s funeral service.  Aunt Joyce lived a long life, and, without a doubt,...

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Eight Deadly Words

I was in church recently (to tell you the truth, I was pretending to listen while actually checking my emails).  When I heard, “there are eight deadly words that can kill any church,” I looked up -- THAT caught my attention.  Then the preacher said, “those...

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Decisions, Decisions

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion in America. The ruling has filled the news cycle since issuance and continues to do so. The world is talking about the issue of abortion and everyone has an opinion. ...

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