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Pizza Love

My youngest son takes everything I say literally. He always has. About five years ago I was sitting with him in the drop-off line at school. He gathered

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The Hotel Clerk

When’s the last time someone shocked you with an ill-mannered comment or flabbergasted you with an unwarranted reprimand? Maybe during traffic? At the office? At a family gathering?

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5 Ways to Press on After Failure

In the 1929 Rose Bowl, Georgia Tech played the University of California. Toward the end of the first half, UC defensive player Roy Riegels recovered a fumble but

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The Cliff Walk

Several years ago I was gifted a free airline ticket and a few nights hotel room which opened a whole bucket of possibilities. Where did I want to

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Riding with God

Children mesmerize me. Pack a room with adults and one child, and I will always gravitate to the little one. I love their spirit of adventure and love

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Using Your Gifts

Since I was little, I dreamed of owning a Jeep. Not just any model but a Jeep Wrangler. Most young girls fantasize about Prince Charming or have some

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Creating an Army

When my oldest son was twelve years old, I made the mistake of purchasing him a shirt without him being present. I thought it would look so great

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Stick to Your Guns

Being a parent is difficult. Being a consistent parent is even more difficult. The struggle is real to remain consistent with rules, boundaries, and consequences. I found it

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