I have heard people use the term “a new normal” when there has been a change in their life. Oftentimes, there’s been a loss of a loved one, an illness or injury, or some sudden alteration in the daily life that they’ve been living. In the process of grieving, rehabilitating or recovering, there is a […]
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I wasn’t always a vegetarian. My dietary reinvention developed over many years of making choices – chicken over red meat, then fish instead of chicken or red meat, then choosing veggies first. I like vegetables! You put any vegetable on top of a bed of lettuce or a plate of pasta or in a bowl […]
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Have you seen the New Year’s resolution idea of picking a word, just one word, to focus on in 2018? Maybe mine should be “procrastinate” since I’m two weeks into the New Year and just writing this blog? At this time in January, many who make resolutions have already cheated on the diet plan, skipped […]
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The big W.H.Y. question. You hear it over and over when the kids are small. Their curious minds or their way of annoyance? Come on, y’all think this at times, too. Parents, be honest. How many times can a child ask “why?” before you get tired and say things like: “because that’s the way it […]
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It’s that time of year. I try to focus on one holiday at a time, but the retail stores make it difficult when the “seasonal” aisle is mixed with the orange and black of Halloween, the browns, yellows and reds of “fall” – with a rare turkey or pilgrim for Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday, by […]
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Well, actually Part 1 cont’d … So, his three daughters and my three sons together for the first time happened the week of our beachfront wedding. We rented a house with plenty of rooms, planned the ceremony, arranged with a caterer for the special night’s dinner, and gathered our family for the week. Has anyone […]
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Where is Your Heart? I love the beach, the relaxed life it offers. It’s my go-to spot to pray, walk, talk to myself (I do that), pick up shells, appreciate God’s beautiful creations of sunrise, waves, sand, and creatures. It’s been our home for the past 13 years, and I have enjoyed the opportunities of […]
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I played softball as a kid, loooong ago. Do you remember your first Little League game? Summer pick-up games? Jr. and Sr. High tryouts? Who still has these mementos stashed away? Softball is a team sport. You can’t play by yourself. You need fielders, a pitcher, a catcher, and umpires (for those competitive games, you […]
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“Here’s the story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three . . . It’s the story of a man named . . .who was busy with three . . . of his own. (are you singing the TV show, The Brady Bunch, theme song now?) Well, we are not that family, but our story is […]
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