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HAPPY WIFE, HAPPY LIFE…REALLY???

Billboards for jewelry proclaim it, comedians and late night hosts repeat it, husbands can be heard spouting it: “Happy wife, happy life!”  Really?  The more I think about this phrase, the more deceit it breeds. Who is really happy?  Is … Continue reading

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Tails, Soul Patches and JNCO

Raising three sons, I have seen many changes in styles with clothing, hair and other things.  In our home, those were things that could be negotiated. I remember: JNCO stage – large, flared pants with the blazing emblem on pockets … Continue reading

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Tidalwaves of Pain

School had begun, another normal day at an elementary school in Connecticut.  In 2-3 minutes, 20 children, 5-6 years of age and 6 adults were shot to death in a horrific massacre.  The normal day had become a nightmare. The … Continue reading

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I only Forgive when I feel like It

“So you have to forgive them, right? That’s what you teach and preach.  Isn’t it?”  The words sliced through the silence and hung there, waiting for a response.  All kinds of thought and feelings were racing through my brain – … Continue reading

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Let me Love Your Body

“Aw, let me love your body!”  As I pulled up to the stoplight, the music from the guy’s big truck wafted through the open windows into my car.  The phrase repeated over and over.  At first, I was really upset … Continue reading

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First Love

His name was Eric. He loved me intensely.  He made sure to walk me to school and home again.  He looked out for me, and protected me and watched me with love-sick eyes.  I didn’t understand him or his need … Continue reading

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