Why pumpkins make me happy

Why pumpkins make me happy Pumpkins make me happy. They make me travel through time, every year from October 1-Thanksgiving Day. They transport me to pumpkin patches, back to my kids’ childhoods, when my little boys picked out their first pumpkins and we road on hay...

Beating the birthday blues

Beating the birthday blues It’s my birthday week. This year, I’m going to beat the birthday blues. First reason: I just gained an extra year of life. For most of this year, I’ve been preparing myself to turn 53 on October 27. But a couple days ago during a friendly...

10-point checklist for finding a godly husband

10-point checklist for finding a godly husband If you’re a single gal, you may have a mental checklist for finding a godly husband. Maybe you wrote it in your teens, when you did a Bible study on dating and marriage at youth group. Or you’ve been on a lot of...

10 statements that will change your marriage

10 statements that will change your marriage (for better or for worse) When you get married, you’re looking for the “magic words” that will propel you and your spouse into marital bliss. You’ve watched a lot of romantic comedies, and you’re waiting to hear “You had me...

Why love hurts

Why love hurts Love hurts, if you didn’t know. It’s not a Hollywood kind of hurt. Not the jealous soul who travels through time or rainstorms to reach his love before she marries someone else. Nope. It’s risker than that. Love hurts when you spend an afternoon...

What I’m thinking about on Memorial Day

What I'm thinking about on Memorial Day Most people I know are happy about Memorial Day, There’s no school, no work, and probably some beach or pool time. They throw burgers on the grill and spend the day in the sun. But that’s not what I’m thinking about on Memorial...

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