|Posted on April 4, 2019 at 8:05 AM||comments (0)|
“Martial Arts is a RELIGION!” retorted a staunch fundamental brother in Christ when he found out that my first hubby and I had a Christian martial arts ministry. It was as if we were caught smuggling contraband into the Church. Interestingly, many people we knew from our Southern Baptist church had enrolled their children in local Taekwondo classes to help them learn self-defense an...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
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We’ve all done it. Our jeans are don’t fasten anymore, so it’s time to lose weight. Again. We ask our friends and scour the internet for the “best” diet. Once we have our scopes on one, we buy our “diet food” for this one and jump in full force! One week is a bit tough, but we do it. The nex...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 12, 2019 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
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I remember standing with a group of kids while team captains picked their teams. I waited and waited for my name to be called until I was the only one left standing there… waiting. “Oh, do we HAVE to take HER?!?!” the team captain whined. The teacher insisted they did. I always held the end of the jump rope bec...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 28, 2019 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
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Alright, Char, You say, “What’s the deal? Where is the best exercise or next weight loss secret? Hmmm?” To be honest with you, you can find the next best move for this and that, the best low calorie recipe, and the next weight loss gimmick anywhere on the ‘net. Don’t worry. You are welcome to jump around on the Diet Merry-go-R...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 21, 2019 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
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I’ve moved so much in my life, I ought to write a book about it. Each time we pulled up stakes with our belongings loaded in a moving truck to make our home in another city, I tried to consider it a new adventure. “We will just have more friends to meet!” I told my kids.But after several moves, that forward thinking mel...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 22, 2019 at 9:05 AM||comments (0)|
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Whenever we travel, God always points out situations or experiences that fit the blog post I've planned or at least, this platform. We flew to Florida for an airshow with free time worked into our plans. Little did we know, we escaped Michigan's subzero temperatures and lots of snow. When we left the airport, we were greeted w...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 17, 2019 at 8:05 AM||comments (0)|
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When I was in my late 20’s to early 30’s, I ate terribly. As a family of five, we had a tight budget. The thought of buying fresh produce made our money sprout wings and fly away. We didn’t buy much fresh, rather mostly canned because it was cheap. We also bought a lot of processed foods. I unkno...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:10 AM||comments (0)|
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Since I was a little girl, I loved to move. I climbed trees, swung on my swing set, walked down our tar and gravel road to go ice skating on a neighbor’s pond, and rode my bicycle to friends’ houses. A cold, snowy day was an invitation to come outside to make snow angels and build snowmen. Young children move....Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 21, 2018 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
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I thought I’d share a few thoughts with you about Christmas this year as I look over at our pencil Christmas tree. If you remember from an previous blog post, I couldn’t handle putting up our larger, fluffier tree due to Christmas blues, i.e. lingering grief. So I bought an Alpine pencil tree that is shorter and a bit scruffy in compar...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 14, 2018 at 7:35 AM||comments (1)|
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In my last blog post, I talked about the obvious dwindling number of nativities over the last few years. Whether you try to buy one or find one in someone’s yard, there aren’t as many around nowadays. Secularization has taken over in so many ways. Retailers find more money to be made selling Christmas trees, Santas, and...Read Full Post »