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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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Everyday Life

God, My Husband – Living Single

As single women we deal with a unique set of circumstances and challenges. Although there are pros to living single, the other side is overwhelming. I love doing

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Life Lessons

Paint By Numbers

Paint by numbers was a popular fad many years ago that still seems ingenious to me. I recently discovered it’s still available and making a comeback. For those

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Everyday Life

Strength of My Weary Heart

The past two years have been anything but magical. In fact, I’ve recorded them as probably the most difficult in my life’s journey. I would survive the day

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What Needs to Be Left Behind?

I recall a movie I saw years ago where a castaway on an island finally boarded a rescue boat. As she pulled away from shore, she waved goodbye

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