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Turn Holiday Stress-Blues Into Bright Blessings

Posted on December 6, 2019 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Photo by Davidson Luna from Freely Photos.


So, I’ve been sitting at the island in my kitchen, sipping coffee while setting up posts for social media. Flurries flit about in a hazy gloom outside. This time of year is always rough for me, even though my first husband died seven years ago. The scene outside just adds to grief’s effect. You would think grief gets better wit...

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Sing Thanks!

Posted on November 28, 2019 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Main Passage: Colossians 3:15-17


 

Key Verse: Isaiah 51:3 “The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lo...

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How to Enjoy the Christmas Season with Diabetic Loved Ones

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)




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November is Nat...

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Celebrate! Happy, Healthy Summer Cookouts

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Photo by Hari Nandakumar on Unsplash


I have a grill that needs cleaned up for the season sitting in our garage. Thoughts of grilled chicken brats, grilled corn on the cob, salad, and grilled peaches stuffed with seasonal berries have my mouth watering. Our grill is gas, so cooking is cleaner than with charcoal. Some considerations must be observed for safe grilling li...

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From the Desk of Charlaine: A Merry Christmas to You!

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 6:00 AM Comments 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...

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Have a Merry Christmas When You're Singin' the Blues

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)




Every Christmas has been difficult for me since my first husband died in 2011. Seven Christmases without him. Ouch. God blessed me with my Boaz, my second husband, but you can’t replace a husband the way you would replace a dead pet. Each man is special with his own personality and gifts. I was used to one man’s unique view of life, mannerisms, likes and dislikes...

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Walk in Freedom: Happy Independence Day!

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

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Our regular blog post will be up tomorrow afternoon due to our Independence Day celebrations. In the meantime, walk in the freedom Christ has given you as a believer(2 Corinthians 3:17). Since freedom is very costly, whether it be your salvation paid by the blood of Jesus Christ or the freedoms you enjoy every day that cost solidiers in...

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