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Scene on east coast The woman went into the eclectic café and ordered an upscale salad containing romaine, arugula, red leaf lettuces, dried cranberries, and cashews. It came with a slice of homemade sourdough bread. “This salad is good,” she […]

Every time steam starts coming out my ears when my husband annoys me, I remind myself, there is no lack of ideas, and I simmer down. It’s not that I’ve adapted to annoyance in our 32-year marriage. It’s that I’ve […]

It’s hard to get to know a person. Even when we think we do know a person, something comes up to surprise us. The good surprises are nice. The bad surprises aren’t. Well, it’s just a hard to get to […]

It’s important to feel good about our self. When we don’t feel good about our self, our level of self-consciousness is so weighty it takes all the fun out of life. The enormous scope of what it takes for a […]

Leviticus 25:17New International Version (NIV) Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the Lord your God.   When I was younger, it was difficult to wrap my head around the demand “to fear God.” […]

It’s a quick and snappy word. It’s easy to remember, but do we remember to say it appropriately? The almost universal word, “no” probably began with hunkered down eyebrows, becoming more serious with a shaking head. Well, we can take […]

Promises generally come with good intentions, however, neither the promise or the intentions have the power to fulfill themselves unless resolve, endurance, diligence, aplomb, grit, and common sense pulls through. Human promises are inert without the Holy Spirit. Promises fall […]

Millions of people are looking for a partner. Why this rampant pursuit? I only ask that because this phenomenon isn’t new. Being a Bible reader, I recall the first chapter of Genesis reiterating a spiritual view of creation. The picture […]

After getting married, although I worked away from the home, I still was in charge of home care and cooking. After having children it was obvious my husband needed to negotiate because the house work was becoming a burden. I […]

“If you knew the gift of God…” are words imputed to Christ Jesus in the Gospel John. This gift of God is also imputed to us. God’s gifts are not restricted to that which can be observed and studied, the […]