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Alone, But Not Lonely

Living in the country, in a serene, less hectic environment, gives me plenty of “alone” time.  I enjoy the quiet solitude, yet I never find myself lonely.  However, this was not always the case. Many years ago I programmed every minute of my day with doing something...

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The Men In My Life

I was out of state this year celebrating Father’s Day with three of my favorite men – husband and two sons (with families).  I saw how each man played a role in my life in helping to shape who I am as a woman, wife, mother.  While traveling back home, I realized I...

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Too Much of a Good Thing

Summer is upon us with lots of grandkids, lots of animals, lots of heat, and, as always, my inclination to always go overboard.  Whoever said grandkids are the best because you can love ‘em, spoil ‘em, then send them home was right … but the rest of the story is my...

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A Silent Killer

Tragedy struck our small town recently when a life-long daughter of our community committed suicide.    No sooner had the funeral in our home town taken place when news of the loss of famous designer Kate Spade and CNN commentator Andrew Bourdain made its way around...

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Words Matter

My mother was from the “old school.”  It was apparent she loved her family, but ran a tight ship and an equally tight household.  Growing up I learned “if you mess it up, clean it up,” “make up your bed and clean your room before coming to the breakfast table,”...

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How Is It Possible?

  Have you ever met a person and heard their story and wondered, “There’s no way that can happen … how is it possible?”  Well, several years ago a friend gave me a ticket to hear a motivational speaker at one of Dallas’ largest hotel venues.  I looked forward to...

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Heading Down a Slippery Slope

Ireland voted on May 25 to repeal their Eighth Amendment with respect to abortion by a 2:1 margin.  Sadly, with this vote, it looks as though Ireland has joined the rest of the EU countries in taking a giant leap backwards toward a slippery slope, allowing abortion on...

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Best Laid Plans

There’s a line from Robert Burns’ famous poem “To a Mouse” that’s been adapted from the original text … “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”  That line kept revolving in my mind as the preacher gave his sermon.  By the end of the service, there was...

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The Bible and Christianity

I read an AFA article this week that asked, “Is error free Bible required to prove Christianity true?”  Now THAT caught my attention and I had I felt I had an answer, but wanted to hear what the author had to say. Dr. Frank Turek, author, apologist, and host of...

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Change You Can Believe In

In the ‘70’s there was a young man of 15 from New York living the wild life on the streets by day and playing hard rock with his band at night.  He was saturated in the hippie culture, so to maintain his “high” he thought nothing of shooting heroin and other drugs...

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Defining Values

  In most interviews I hear these days, the term “America’s Values” is bantered back and forth.  “How does your statement align with America’s traditional values?” or “You can’t honestly think your views are in line with America’s values, do you?”  I’m left...

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God of the Impossible

  Have I told you I love stories … true stories … inspiring stories?  No? … well, I do and I heard a doozy this week on CBN that made my heart leap and brought tears to my eyes at the same time.  It’s home-grown, too, as Hopkins County, Texas is close to my...

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Prayer in Our Nation

Since 1952, the first Thursday in May has been designated as the National Day of Prayer.  The National Day of Prayer shares common roots with the celebration of Thanksgiving; both were national proclamations establishing a day of prayer, but in the New England...

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Prodigals I Have Known

A woman I long-admired was Ruth Bell Graham, late wife of Rev. Billy Graham, most recently deceased.  During their marriage, she single-handedly raised her large family while her husband traveled for months at a time preaching the gospel.  My favorite book she wrote...

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