Category Archives: Culture

Sowing and Reaping

If you know me well, you know that one of my favorite genres of music is Southern Gospel, in particular, the Gaither Vocal Band. A few years ago the Gaithers included the Twin Cities on their tour. My husband, knowing … Continue reading

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Summertime Blues

When our kids were little, we often used to go to a local buffet for dinner. I had four very picky eaters. Cooking at home usually meant two or three different meals. At times I felt like a short order … Continue reading

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Antidepressants and Other Medications

A few months ago, as I was browsing Facebook, I saw a post from someone that mentioned a book on depression. I’ve read a lot of material written about depression. I’ve researched it and taken more quizzes and questionnaires than … Continue reading

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A Different Response

Not long ago, I had a conversation with someone who I hadn’t known very well or for very long. There are certain “normals” when it comes to small talk with new acquaintances. The first “normal” is that you stick to … Continue reading

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Old Me

Recently, I reconnected with a friend from years back.  As we got together to catch up on years gone by, I was struck with how young this person looked despite the fact that we are the same age. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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The Lost Art

We live in an age of instant communication. Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus allow us to instantly communicate whatever happens to be on our minds and hearts. Did you and your spouse have a date … Continue reading

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Break my Heart for What Breaks Yours

My surroundings could have been taken straight from a well known Christmas song: City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, Dressed in holiday style. In the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas. My husband and I had planned a weekend away. I wanted … Continue reading

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Seriously, Clark?

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) Have you ever wondered who or what to believe? It is a well known … Continue reading

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This World

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15) I saw a quote the other day that said something along the … Continue reading

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The Preschool Years

I remember having preschool age kids. I consider this to be between ages three and five. There are a few hallmarks of the preschool age. One of them is busyness. Oh my! These guys were busy little bees! They loved, … Continue reading

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