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THESE KIDS TODAY

This week I’m going to talk about parenting.  Not because I’m an expert at it.  I’m certain I would never have been hailed as Mother of the Year during my tenure of raising three youngsters.  I made a ton of mistakes … Continue reading

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TEN MANNERS TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN

I’m going to preface this post with the fact that I’ve lived seven decades and I’ve not only seen a moral degeneration over the years, but I’ve seen some of the most basic manners  disappear from society.  Most children are … Continue reading

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BRING ON THE KIDS

The Gospel message is so beautiful in its simplicity.  Our human minds want it to be more.  We want to be able to wrap our intelligence around it and figure it out, but God is so awesome, He’s already done … Continue reading

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LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY

It’s a common dilemma.  We’ve all experienced it.  It can cause a mother guilt.  It’s raised many an eyebrow.  The lost sock is known by many but remembered by few, so today has been designated Lost Sock Memorial Day. I … Continue reading

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THE NEXT STEP

All those years  watching him grow from a tiny baby to a young man – seeing his character develop and his stature increase – the words I heard before his birth – the way he was during childhood – it was beginning to come together. … Continue reading

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LOVE MEANS NEVER HAVING TO SAY YOUR SORRY

In 1970 Ali McGraw uttered the words, “Love means never having to say your sorry,” to Ryan O’Neal on her deathbed.  I was a young woman at the time and the romance and sadness of the moment resonated with me.  … Continue reading

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WALLOWING IN SELF-PITY

When we put the focus on ourselves rather than others, we  soon wind up somewhat like Garfield.  Most of our thinking is about us and our needs.  We can become selfish, me-motivated, uncaring, thoughtless and usually hurt those around us. I … Continue reading

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TINY TREASURES

Someone once said that life brings tears, smiles and memories.  The tears dry, the smiles fade, but the memories last forever. I happen to have a selective memory.  It’s a good defense mechanism for me to forget about some of the not-so-good … Continue reading

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SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL

My dreams are often full of creativity and unusual thoughts which don’t usually manifest themselves in my daily life.  Sometimes they become part of a play or story I’m writing.  I had a whopper last night and I don’t think even Joseph, the … Continue reading

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MY HUSBAND IS AN AMAZING FATHER!

When I first met the man I would someday marry, I had a pretty good idea that  he was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.  He had a great sense of humor, confidence, he … Continue reading

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THE FORGIVING DAD

The story of the prodigal son is a great lesson on how to be a good dad.  The meaning of prodigal is “one who spends his inheritance foolishly.”  Fortunately that will never happen with our children, because we won’t be … Continue reading

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Motherhood Reality

This time of year there are many platitudes floating around regarding motherhood and the fact that these wonderful people should be exalted to a pedestal. Being a mom is a life-changing, life-lasting and life-giving experience. It doesn’t end with the … Continue reading

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