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My Way or The Highway

I attended a large meeting this week.  It was the first time I attended this particular function.  I had heard through the grapevine that this particular group’s meetings could  be heated and contentious. Well, I showed up, walked in the door prepared...

To Vote or Not to Vote

In case you haven’t heard, we are in the midst of an election year. There are many who know who they will vote for, many who don’t have a clue, and many who wouldn’t vote if their life depended on it. I get it … people are upset about what’s not being done in our...

The Best Strategy

Today I’m ready to watch the 58th Super Bowl battle (Kansas City v. San Francisco). I’ve watched football my whole life.  Sadly, what I know about the game could (maybe) fill a thimble. I say I watch the game, but what I really do is watch the Super Bowl...

I Have Friends

In 2009, I went on my church’s choir/orchestra tour to Argentina. It was a fantastic trip, but I was really pushing the envelope for me to get outside my “comfort zone.”  What a trip! What sights to see! Everyone was taking pictures and posting on Facebook so...

The Importance of History

I learned something new this week … January 27 is designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, so designated by the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the...

Do You Stand for Life?

Each year since 1984, the third Sunday of January has been known as Sanctity of Life Sunday.  I arrived at church today anticipating an inspiring sermon about the value of life, but, unfortunately, that was not the sermon offered at my church and, from what I...

My Little Prodigal

We got a Great Pyrenees puppy in June.  Solid white, fluffy fur, and big black eyes — he’s cute (and he knows it).  We call him Snowball. Now that he’s eight months old, he’s entered his teenage years and everything looks good on the other side of the...

Is Someone at the Door?

Hubby and I have been AirBNB hosts for many years.  We have welcomed hundreds of guests over the years. I can truthfully say we have never had a bad experience.  This week, though, was a first (a wonderful first). Let me tell you about it. A young man (I’ll...

Crossing the Finish Line

My family loves sports – baseball, football, basketball – you name it.  Perhaps it’s the competition we thrive on. Whatever the reason, I’ve always admired athletes (perhaps because I’m not one).  I thought about our history for love of competition this week...

Questions That Demand Answers

Since May of this year I have had a question emailed to me every Monday. It’s part of Storyworth, a program which prompts weekly questions resulting in a weekly story about myself, the culmination of which is a family keepsake book. I’ve told you about Storyworth...

Will This Year Be Different?

This time of year, every year, almost half of all Americans make at least one resolution for the new year. I’m just like everyone else.  I make ‘em and I break ‘em.  A recent poll shows most resolutions are to improve health, life, behavior and get closer to...

Do Not Fear

I was sitting in church yesterday, actually listening to the sermon, as I prepared myself for this Christmas week.  We were reading from the book of Luke (Luke 2:10-11): “The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great...