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As they called for inclement weather, many of us prepared for it. People stocked up on food and water. Some bought generators, while others simply fueled and tested theirs. A few of us ensured we had plenty of flashlights and batteries. Some even thought of charging portable chargers and oth…

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When my husband and I were married, our first oath was to love and honor each other. The second was a promise that since I was marrying an engineer, from that moment forward for me “there would be no math.” My hope was that between God, my husband and my handy-dandy pocket calculator, I woul…

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Some of us have fat-thumbing mad-skills. For those who don’t understand, this is about smartphone usage. It means some of us who communicate on our smartphones foul things up as we type on these tiny screens with our thumbs, misspelling and more.

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The day after the holiday gift giving, relatives and lots and lots of good food, our house was filled with remnants. Random pieces of brightly-colored paper were adhered to tables and hiding under chairs. We have two refrigerators, and both were filled to capacity with viable leftovers. Toys…

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It never became a thing for me to talk about “when God shows up,” but I understand what people mean when they say it, and I appreciate their intent. They mean to encourage people to know when God does His thing, it’s usually a big, unimaginable and powerful answer to our prayers.

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I often experience the holidays as oddly discordant. Amid all the festive preparations and the taped music looping over and over, it’s easy to gloss over the poignant words. The sacred lyrics describing Jesus’ miraculous incarnation don’t really fit with hundreds of men dressed up like Santa…

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One of the things I found when I took apart my mother’s house immediately following her death was a collection of family recipes. Before we all had personal computers, cooks hand-wrote their recipes on 3-by-5 lined note cards and kept them in small boxes in their kitchens. If you served a pa…