Category Archives: Life Lessons

A Modern Take on the Nativity

I recently saw this nativity display in the home of young newlyweds. I’m not sure how they intended it, and knowing the playful husband, I’m pretty sure it’s his doing, but it got me thinking. It’s an interesting assortment of … Continue reading

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Eyes to See

My sons, their wives and I were recently gathered at the younger one’s house to watch a favorite college’s football game. Suddenly, a worm-like creature dropped onto the floor in front of the fireplace. We girls screamed appropriately while the … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me “Young Lady”– Please!

In the past couple of years, I have become increasingly annoyed by the way strangers and even some acquaintances address me. I’m talking about that annoying term young lady. An acquaintance recently elevated that greeting to a new level of … Continue reading

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Tribute to Hannah the Cheetah

She was a seven-month-old cheetah cub when she died. I’d never actually met her, face to face, fingertips to fur. But I’d logged countless hours on the computer watching her and her four siblings grow up in front of a … Continue reading

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First World Journey

This weekend, I returned from a long journey. Physically, I have not travelled beyond my usual haunts within a few miles of home. I slept in my own bed at night, cooked meals in my kitchen and went about the … Continue reading

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Enough Already of Bad Sportsmanship!

I don’t know when rudeness became an acceptable part of our culture, especially in the name of team spirit. My husband and I recently attended a basketball game at one of the universities in our city. As the opposing team … Continue reading

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Purple Hearts for Pink Ribbon Ladies — and Gents!

I was talking recently with another breast cancer survivor about blessings that have come my way because I had cancer – skills I’ve learned, personal and spiritual lessons, humorous experiences related to coping with the disease and its treatments. She … Continue reading

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