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Beauty for Ashes

WHAT IS MOURNING? WHAT DOES GOD PROMISE? WHY DO WE HAVE TO MOURN? SETTING THE STAGE In Luke 4:13-19, the Bible says that soon after Jesus was tempted by Satan, he began His ministry in Galilee. He went into a synagogue in Nazareth, boldly stood up, and quoted...

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How To Enjoy A More Productive Retirement

      "Your big opportunity may be right where you are now." -- Napoleon Hill" Are you getting close to retirement? Are you already retired? Until my sixties, I thought retirees had it made! No more getting up early to go to work, pounding the pavement each day to get...

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

  Wow! What a movie! Have you ever seen a movie you could not get out of your head (for good reasons)? OK, I admit this movie is hard to watch. Miracles from Heaven is a gut-wrencher! Just about the time the terminally ill Annabel wants to give up and die, the movie...

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VIEW FROM THE TOP

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  A View From The Top About thirty years ago, I fell in love with snow skiing. I remember the first time John and I took Amy and Bart with us to a friend’s house in Breckenridge, Colorado. Our children took advantage of ski school the first day, as did John and I. The...

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What Is A Blog?

What is a Blog? Here is the dictionary definition: a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis. Why Blog? My first experience with a blog was over ten years ago. A friend I taught with, Brandi...

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When Death Closes a Door

When Death Closes a Door

      Watching a friend and teaching partner get the sudden news of her mother-in-law’s death reminded me how severe this blow can be. Nothing can prepare us for the shock, denial, and the “kick in the gut” we feel when we first hear the news that a loved one who we...

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Writing is Hard!

                          Writing is hard...especially when you are re-entering full-time teaching in our sixties! Thank you to all of my readers and newsletter followers for hanging in there in my absence. Just to keep you up to date, my book, Tragedy's Treasures has...

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Happy Hug Your Cat Day!

  Yes, TODAY is really HUG YOUR CAT DAY! For months I have longed to have a cat. My husband is a kind, caring, and attentive man, but his answer has been, "If we are meant to have a cat, the cat will find us." I have to admit that, for months, I have looked in the...

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