Where Do Wedding Traditions Come From?

The world is on lockdown and events of all kinds are getting canceled or postponed. One group people that are particularly sad about life grinding to a halt are brides- and grooms-to-be. While most vendors are being kind enough to offer refunds, couples still have to deal with the disappointment of not getting to have [ keep reading ]

Best movies: These are on my list of must-sees

best movies, popcorn

There’s nothing like a good movie to provide entertainment and a way to spend a relaxing evening. Actually, the time of day doesn’t really matter; in fact, I often enjoy watching movies on a Saturday morning or a Sunday afternoon. (I seem to be able to get through a whole film at those times without [ keep reading ]

Homeschooling due to quarantine and not by choice?

homeschooling, boy holding owl pellet

My heart goes out to all the moms who, by no choice of their own, have been suddenly thrust into the world of homeschooling due to COVID-19 quarantines. When mom and kids are not used to being together 24/7, an unexpected necessity to do so can be challenging on many levels. I remember when I [ keep reading ]

Fun Things to Do While Stuck at Home

In the past, I’ve often thought to myself “If only the world could slow down for a little while!” A global pandemic was NOT the solution I had in mind. There is no downplaying how potentially serious this worldwide crisis is. Social distancing isn’t just for the introverted among us anymore – it’s a necessity [ keep reading ]

A Pandemic of Grocery Store Greed: COVID-19 brings out our selfishness

nearly empty grocery store shelves

I had to go to the grocery store today. Given the current state of things, I felt like I was gearing up to enter a battle zone as I walked in. I had tried to stay away, but my mother needed bread. So I went to the war-torn land currently known as Food City. I [ keep reading ]

2020 Needs to Chill

I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was a time of hope, a time of optimism, a time of exuberance, a time of youthful splendor. It was midnight, January 1st, 2020. We hugged, we kissed, we celebrated endless possibilities. The glasses we toasted were half-full. We were ready for a fresh start, ready to [ keep reading ]

Praise and worship: Take me to church, at Sam’s Club

praise and worship, Bible

I know I was not alone in my sorrow this past week when I learned that the doors of churches across the nation were closing. At first, I felt as though jolted by a sudden shock of unbelief. What? No Mass? No, no, no. That can’t be true. That’s something from the days of the [ keep reading ]

Stop Talking About my Gray Hair!

I am not aging well. By that I don’t mean that my appearance is showing my age (not too much anyway). But rather, I am struggling to accept some of the changes that naturally come with getting older. My eyesight is getting worse (I just increased the font for this article on my computer so [ keep reading ]

Avoid Scams Related to Coronavirus

Coronavirus is spreading across the United States, and the world, at a rapid pace. People are vulnerable, both physically and emotionally as we all try to deal with our “new normal”. Kids home from school, parents home from work, and nowhere to go means a lot of scrolling on the internet. The only thing that [ keep reading ]

‘New’ health tips: Wash your hands, duh

health tips, man in yellow wearing face mask

Since you’re reading this, I’m glad to see you’ve been able to find a moment of respite in your busy day. You have no doubt been super busy this week driving around your town trying to find toilet paper and wet wipes. Perhaps, you’re also one of many parents who is currently working from home [ keep reading ]


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