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    If You’re Throwing Dirt, You’re Losing Ground

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    Everybody is gathered in the kitchen as usual.  There’s a snack bowl on the table with a hand deeply imbedded in it.  Laughter permeates the area.  It’s holiday time and the whole family has gathered to celebrate. Then she walks into the room with her family obediently trailing behind her.  A pall settles across...

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    IF AT FIRST…

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    Do you remember the slogan, “If at first you don’t succeed…” Do you remember? Has the next phrase come to your mind, “try, try again”? That’s right, altogether, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Well, it seems like that phrase has been replaced with, “If at first you don’t succeed, borrow...

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    I Don’t Know What to Do

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    I continue to meet many people who say to me, “My situation or circumstances seem hopeless and I don’t know what to do.” I want to dedicate this article to those of you who continue to seek to grow as a person and in relationships with your family, even in what appears to be...

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    A “Know-It-All”

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    Let me ask you a question. Do you have one in your family? Do you find yourself frustrated when you’re around them? Do you have to bite your tongue when they talk? You know who I’m talking about. That one family member that just seems to be a know-it-all. No matter what topic you’re...

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    Dad behaving badly

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    Moving in the middle of summer has a special way of bringing out the worst in people. The heat, the heaviness of too much junk, and mountains of boxes all come together for a horrific equation. It’s frustrating from beginning to end. I remember the summer my family moved in to a different house,...

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    An Open Letter to Moms

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    Last year, a celebrity said something that really made me angry. The statement was controversial enough that it was all over the news because it involved this well-known political comedian and the wife of a potential candidate for President of the United States. This comedian stated that this woman, the candidate’s wife, should not...

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    WWGD

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    WWGD—no I’m not starting a new bracelet campaign for “What Would God Do?” What I mean is “What Would Grandpa Do?” I’ve been thinking lately about a few things that I do that would make my grandpa, if he was living, probably want to bop me over the head with a stick. I had...

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    Middle Gauge is Middle Age

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    There are several gauges in your car where it’s perfectly fine to have the needle rest right in the middle. Your gas gauge is one of them, as is the gauge that registers whether your engine is too hot or too cold. On this gauge, there is basically an H on one end and...

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    Time to be Nosy

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    Recently I heard about a new way for singles to connect. It smells kind of fishy. Well, that all depends on which bag you choose. I’m referring to Pheromone Parties. These are events where singles gather and smell each other to determine compatibility. They don’t just walk over and offer an armpit, they open...

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    Can’t Google This

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    Just about anything you want to know can be Googled these days. The fact that we tell someone to Google something is odd—at least for those of us who didn’t grow up with technology. The last time I clicked on the Google search engine, I was offered the opportunity to upgrade to Google Chrome....

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