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Holidays

‘Twas Almost Christmas

’Twas almost Christmas when all through the house Sat my dogs and my cat… minus a spouse. The tree was decked out with tinsel and glee, In hopes

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Holidays

A Gift for Jesus

Family traditions abound during Christmas festivities. Inside every woman resides a desire to pass on customs to her children and leave a legacy. We envision the “perfect” holiday

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Emotions

On the Road to Emmaus

When I get to heaven, I am hunting down Cleopas. I have some questions for him. He was one of the two disciples who met Jesus right after

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Holidays

This Easter is Different

I’m going to go out on a limb and say this has the potential to be the most amazing resurrection Sunday we’ve celebrated in our lifetime. It’s not

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Holidays

New Year’s Goal

Lose weight. Spend less money.  Join a gym.  Write the great American novel.  All these things reside in our wish-I-would-finally-make-it-happen-basket or what’s better known as New Year’s resolutions. 

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Emotions

Manage Your Expectations

Your Christmas might be a flawless, perfectly orchestrated string of holiday events. Your kids may be well-behaved all day. Presents might be received with the deepest gratitude for

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Holidays

A New Twist on a Common Tradition

Posted in Holidays on November 1, 2019 by Kim Heinecke I love Thanksgiving. It’s likely my favorite holiday because it involves my two loves—family and food! Like many other families,

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Everyday Life

The Thank You Game

Posted in Everyday Life, Holidays on October 2, 2019 by Shelley Pulliam I remember traveling across the country in the back of my dad’s white Ford Cougar during our summer

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