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I belong to a local Optimist club. Please don’t tell me you haven’t heard of the Optimist Club!  Okay, don’t feel bad about that.  Many don’t know such a group exists.  To know more about them visit their website.  They have a great creed. At times members bring an auction item to raise funds for the club.  […]

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The Christmas Stork

A young boy got to thinking, “I wonder where babies come from.” He decided to go straight to the authority.  “Mom, where do babies come from?” he asked. She replied, “The stork brings them.” Not satisfied he went to his grandmother and asked the same question and received the same answer. One day his friend […]

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A Thankful Woman

  What happens when a woman is thankful? Webster’s definition of ‘Thankful’ is – conscious of benefit received. It’s good to look both ways – at how the world can be affected, and dare I say – CHANGED – when men AND women are thankful, but today I am going to talk from my perspective, […]

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Taking A Chunk Out Of God’s Hand – a Thanksgiving Message

I have a friend who used to be a cabinet-maker. I said “used’’ to be a cabinet-maker. Like so many, the saw eventually takes a chunk out of something.  In this case, it was the tops of two or three fingers.  My wife felt sorry for him, especially in the winter, so she tailored some […]

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Helping Kids Deal With Trauma

Today, yet another mass killing took place at a Texas church.  One of those was the 14-year-old daughter of the pastor.  You may be asking, “How do I  help my child deal with public trauma?” First, recognize your own response to the event. What can you do to minimize the trauma for yourself? Talk with […]

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Haunting Words from a Child

In my late teens, I worked at a grocery store after school.  I would get off at 10:00 PM.  I’d grab a treat and settle in for some late night TV.  Often, there would be a scary movie.  By the end of the movie, I would be too afraid to move off the couch.  I […]

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BITS OF TIME

We take care of our two-year-old granddaughter during the week. I work at home which means I don’t work at home :).   I’ve always been one that needs a big block of time in order to write something.  Now my block has been shattered to bits! I’ve learned to be productive in little spaces of […]

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Bring Passion Into Your Relationship

When you think of passion in relationships, you are probably thinking amorous thoughts.  You have a point there but that is not what I’m talking about. Let me illustrate: A young man told me that he had a steady job but that wasn’t his passion. (BTW: passion can     mean any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling. Not just between couples. It’s something […]

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