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IS YOUR GPS WORKING?

I remember seeing the first cell phone decades ago. I thought to myself, “how on earth does that work without a cord?”  Then computers were developed, then laptops, then iPads, and the list goes on and on. One thing I was fascinated with was GPS guidance on my own...

TOO MUCH!!

After a week of moving and unpacking more boxes than carter has pills, I’ve said not once, but every hour of everyday, “this is too much!”  Follow that with a holiday filled with food and every kind of pie imaginable, I’m still saying “too much!” The “stuff” we...

FAIR AND BALANCED

After long days of too much activity for an old lady, I decided to relax and watch a TV show. Thinking I had picked a great one, I was all set in my comfy chair with a cold glass of tea. As the show opened, I knew immediately this was not going to be a relaxing...

LOST, BUT FOUND

You can count on one thing for certain – Texas weather can change in a split second! Hot as the dickens one day, freezing the next. Same with storms, and we had a humdinger of a storm in East Texas recently. I received a phone call from a lady in Arkansas this week...

THE LONGEST DASH

I was reading an article by Dr. Jim Denison this week memorializing actor and comedian Bob Saget.  He died ten months ago in January, and now his gravestone has been set. I remember Saget from TV as I was growing up. Always funny, he filled my nostalgia fix...

THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD GO I

I recently started volunteering at a local food and clothing pantry and thrift store. I grew up serving in some capacity to help others in need. Every holiday our family would deliver food, serve hot meals to the homeless, or deliver items needed for the elderly. You...

INHERITANCE

As each birthday rolls around, I see visible signs of aging.  Tiny wrinkles around the eyes, “age” spots on the arms, a little (too much) thickening around the waist, and glasses constantly. A friend told me she is thankful each day she wakes up and doesn’t feel...

WHO DO YOU LISTEN TO?

Who do you listen to? I can still hear my mother saying, “Deborah Jan, now you listen to me, young lady!”  I think that started about the time I was walking or talking. I must have instinctively done the opposite of whatever I was told to do from birth. That’s...

HURRY UP AND WAIT

We’ve been working on a project for the last year. Anticipation has been growing as we look forward to completing the humongous task at hand – building a house. Everyone asks “how is it going?” “Have you moved yet?” Our standard answer seems to be, “we are very...

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...

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...

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...