Do you give to receive or do you simply give?

Most of us are taught as children it is better to give than to receive. How does that play out in our day to day lives? The majority of us get really excited when birthdays roll around or Christmas and we go in search of the perfect gift for that special someone. When we present…

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Appreciate Life’s Imperfections

My husband snores like a freight train. It drives me mad. It interrupts my sleep. It makes me angry. I have visions of smothering him with my pillow. And I won’t even get into the other bodily functions that creep out of his body. Yet, I love him with all that is in me to…

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Should babies and kids be treated like adults?

My mouth literally dropped open when I viewed this video about RIE (Resources for Infant “Educarers”) parenting, which supports treating babies and kids like adults. I keep telling myself there’s nothing left out there to surprise me and then—I see something like this. Maybe it’s my old age seeping out of my pores, but this…

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Glaucoma really sucks!

 Did you know that January is Glaucoma Awareness Month? Well, neither did I until just recently. My mother has had glaucoma for years. She is on about a million drops. Plus, she’s had two cornea transplants. The first cornea seemed to be doing really well. Two years had passed with full acceptance and no problems.…

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The Many Blessings of Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. Don’t you? Aside from the food, it truly is a time to give thanks for all the many blessings God has given us. Now that we have the wonders of Facebook, I have done a countdown to Thanksgiving Day for the past three years. It gives me an opportunity to sit quietly…

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You Gotta Love Those Childhood Memories

I’ve always cherished my childhood memories. Even the bad ones. How about you? We all have them. There are some that stick with us longer. Make more of an impression. One childhood memory of mine that’s special revolved around Polk Salad Annie. If you’re a child of the sixties you’ll remember the song entitled “Polk…

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Blind Dates

So how did you meet your spouse? The story of how I met my husband plays out like this—it started out as a blind date! I always hated blind dates. But I had a best friend who was determined to “set me up.” Most likely because I wasn’t dating at the time and hadn’t been…

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