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Putting Life In Perspective

 

A Uniquely Positive View of  Daily Life

 
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Be The Light

It was a couple of weeks before Christmas, and Paul and I had been married a little over a year. One night we took Paul’s mom out to...

Kounter

The hostess looked down at the schematic diagram of the restaurant, and then she looked up and scanned the room. “I can go ahead and...

A Day at the Museum

Have you ever come across something so beautiful and unexpected that it stole your breath? I once walked into a hotel lobby and was...

Just Kidding!

Looking back on the event in question, I can see the smoothness of the operation, the split-second timing, the storylines that completely...

Success!

If you ever needed proof that God knows what He’s doing, you only have to look at one certain aspect of my life. I don’t know if this has...

Let Freedom Ring

Tomorrow is July 4th, and at the end of this month, I will mark the one year anniversary of this blog. It’s beginning to sound like a...

Summertime Blues

When I was a kid I loved loved loved summer. My family didn’t take the exotic vacations the way some do today, but that was ok. One...

Empathy

Do you remember those early days of your relationship when life was great and you were two of the luckiest people on earth? Yeah, this...

It's Simple

Before I got to the age when I had to get injections in my knee, Paul and I played a lot of tennis. In fact, tennis is the reason I had...

A Cup of Tea

As someone who speaks in front of people or groups of people, I know how distracting it can be when even a couple of the audience members...

Two Spaces

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country." That is the first sentence I learned to type in typing class in...

Weddings

Every romance book or rom-com movie is a different version of the same set up. Basically it’s: boy meets girl. Girl doesn’t like boy;...

From Queens to the Queen City

One vivid memory keeps popping up for me. It was about 10 years ago, and I arrived at North Pacolet Church in Pacolet, SC. My uncle had...

Work Ethic

I remember being nine years old; it was Saturday night, and I was sitting in front of the TV. I had just said good-night to Julie, Doc,...

Comfort Zones

Every time Paul and I have moved or even simply rearranged a room, we find that we do not exactly follow gender stereotypes which usually...

Positive Thinking?

I struggled with what to write today. In fact, I had a complete post ready to go about tragedy and gun control and grief. My heart,...

Backsliding

I cut my teeth on Baptist preaching. We were there every time the doors opened. Sunday morning: Sunday School and preaching. Sunday...

Wild Flowers

I spent yesterday morning putting mulch in my garden. It keeps the weeds down and the moisture in. I’m very proud of the aesthetic this...

Tech Fasting

When I decided to experiment with shunning technology for the weekend, I wasn’t sure what the outcome would be. Turns out it was not...

Copy of TIME

I have been preoccupied with time lately. I haven’t been worried about being late or missing an appointment; it’s mainly been about Time...

 

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