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Joyful Moment #24: Respecting Our Veterans and Flag


Social media is abuzz with armchair quarterbacks on various sides of the “take a knee” issue. No matter where you stand (or kneel), I have to really wonder about the people doing all of the complaining about the issue. If … Continue reading

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Joyful Moment #23: Being Thankful When It Isn’t Easy


Sometimes it’s hard to be thankful. Sometimes life dashes hopes and dreams. Sometimes the prayers we pray don’t get answered in the way we want. Sometimes we need to look a little harder at our circumstances and find the reasons to … Continue reading

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Election: D-Day


Here we are in late afternoon on election day, November 8, 2016. Over the past 10 months of this election I have ben dismayed to watch people argue on Facebook and block each other. This election season (which began almost … Continue reading

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I Will Never Forget


On the morning of September 11, 2001, the sun shone brilliantly in a cloudless blue sky over Long Island. It was a routine day for us. As dorm parents and teachers at a boarding school, our weekdays began early. Bruce … Continue reading

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Joyful Moment #22: Moving Forward–I am, and you can, too!


Someone recently joked with me that they should start a blog but they’re afraid they’ll forget to write anything. If they end up anything like me, they’ll have great ideas while driving, or in the middle of church, or anywhere … Continue reading

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Nothing is ever as easy as I hope


I can honestly say I am glad that this morning’s adventures are not a daily occurrence for me. My oldest daughter, Caitlin, is heading for Japan in January with the Digital Media Animation department from Huntington University. So, we need … Continue reading

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Joyful Moment #21: Mozart und Beethoven klang nie so gut!


  As I set foot on stage, an involuntary shiver of excitement ran up my spine. I had just descended six flights of stairs backstage along with over 200 other vocalists from around the world. We walked in our lines … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!


It’s that time of year when we all suffer from a fever.  One would think, for those of us who have lived south of Lake Erie for most of our lives, we would know how to avoid this particular fever, … Continue reading

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Moment of Joy #20: Tackling a Big Reading Project


It wasn’t something I was expecting to do, but the words of a friend on facebook challenged me.  He wrote, “If you read just four chapters a day six days every week, you can read through both the Old and … Continue reading

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