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But It’s Not Fair…

Bam! His truck lurched and skidded to a stop from the impact. Mark couldn't believe it. He was sure the woman yelling at him in a fit of road rage would leave it at that [...]

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Hello…It’s Me?

I've told her she's "my treasure" since she was old enough to understand me. I honestly think my heart doubled in size on the day that she was born. And here I am almost two [...]

The Reason

The season arrives. Faster, it seems, than the year before. Hearts leap for the sweet-smelling trees, sparkling lights, and magic in children's eyes. But grueling traffic, long shopping lines and financial pressure come along with [...]

Is It Worth It To Worry?

It all started at a two year old's birthday party. Balloons, cupcakes and merry toddlers gathering at the park on a warm spring afternoon. What a treat considering that my children are teenagers now and [...]

Is It Time to Lighten Up?

Sometimes it's the little things in life that make it fun. Watching a new TV drama on a week night. Taking a walk in the park on a crisp fall morning. Even getting frozen yogurt [...]

The Time of Your Life

"Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the [...]

If We All Just Wore A Sign

I had an experience recently that made me think. I was in Old Navy buying some clothes. They were having a sale, so the line was long, twenty people at least, when I went to [...]

Are You Overwhelmed?

As I sat down to write this article, I certainly knew that I wanted to share the glorious story of Easter. So, I opened my Bible to the sections that chronicle the death and resurrection [...]

What’s That You Said?

A burglar broke into a house one night. He shone his flashlight around, looking for valuables, and when he picked up a CD player to place in his sack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from [...]

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

She wanted to meet at Sky Car Wash. I had never conducted an interview at a car wash before, but when Rachel Brown said it was because she was a "consummate multi-tasker," I knew I [...]

The Six Resolutions I Didn’t Write

2015 is here! Can you believe it? I read once that every end is a new beginning. I like that. How do you feel about new beginnings?  Many of us use this time to reflect [...]

The Gift

Well, here we are. It's only days before Christmas. Most or all of the shopping is done. Christmas cards have been sent out. The wrapping is practically completed and final plans have been made for [...]

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Changing the Lens

Every Thanksgiving, it's the same story. Gathered around the table. Dad peeks over at Mom with his sideways grin and reveals the familiar tale of a Cornish hen. Mom giggles uncontrollably as her mouth moves [...]

The Power of Your Words

A young dad was excited to take his 3 year old boy to participate in a father-son charity event through their church. He looked forward to teaching his child the value of serving others and [...]

Right Under the Surface

I curiously watch as a mother and her furry ducklings glide across the pond outside my office building. Smooth. Synchronized. Effortless. It seems as though they are hardly trying when, of course, I know that [...]

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What Are You Wearing?

When was the last time you took a flight on a commercial airline? It is exciting to travel, especially if you’re heading for a much needed vacation or to visit a missed loved one. What [...]

The Currency of Love

I recently attended the funeral of my husband’s stepmother. Although the family’s hearts were heavy for the very sad loss, as she had fought a long, painful battle with cancer, everyone who gathered that day [...]

The Giver

Have you ever come across a person so kind and giving that you are convinced you have encountered a real, live angel? Well, after you meet Lydia Scialabba from Trabuco Canyon, California, you will definitely [...]