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Once a year, or so, I feel an uncanny need to atone for my sins against our household budget by holding a garage sale. When our home begins to look like it should be featured on the season finale of … more
Every year there seems to be a special theme or something prominent to catch the eye during the Christmas and winter season. One year it was polar bears and this year it seems it was a snowman. For a … more
I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions. In fact, I usually scoff at the very concept of suddenly making a decision to change some aspect of one’s life, especially after a night … more
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get healthier, you may already be taking the necessary steps, such as improving your diet and increasing your exercise. Of course, physical fitness is … more
“I am really proud of my daughters. I love my family, my beautiful family of daughters, son-in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I have tried to take care of my family and be a leader … more
Statistics say that only about 8% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions. Why so few? Perhaps it’s the kinds of resolutions we make. The “top ten list” includes things like getting … more
In our family, we’ve always tried to focus on the fun, lighthearted aspects of Halloween.  Imagine Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin (which always makes me cry a little), or Winnie the Pooh … more
For reasons likely to remain obscure, October 30 is Checklist Day. But while the origins of this observance may be a mystery, the value of checklists is clear: They help us organize our time and … more
Some 500 years ago, God reformed His church on earth in a major way through the efforts of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther and others. The various events over more than 50 years one half-millennium ago … more
In 1967 the Beatles released a song called “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Written by John Lennon, one of four members of the group; the song was inspired from his childhood memories of playing in … more
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