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Dignity, Grace, and Faithful Service

The world has mourned the passing of Queen Elizabeth II since her death on September 8th. Her funeral, on Monday, September 19th, which was planned by the Monarch herself, was watched by many people worldwide. Never has a world leader … Continue reading

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Kindness Matters

The importance of kindness has been a common theme lately, probably since Covid. While kindness has always been important, I think it has become more so recently. There are signs of the focus on kindness everywhere. Examples are signs on … Continue reading

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What To Do When Disappointment Sets In

Sometimes life gives us more disappointment than we are almost able to bear. Of course, there is plenty of joy also, and I do not ever forget that. That fact does not help, however, when I am having a pity … Continue reading

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Southern Hospitality

Nothing represents southern hospitality more than food and fellowship. I have had a lot of both lately. As I thought about this week’s blog, it occurred to me that we all may need a reminder of the importance of reaching … Continue reading

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A Cause Greater Than Oneself

While cleaning out recently, I rediscovered Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning. Although I have rarely reread books, I decided this one should be. I wasn’t exactly sure what message I needed to find in rereading this book, but … Continue reading

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All and Nothing

I spent three days in Atlanta at the Gift Market this week, sourcing items for my antiques and gifts business which is located in Southport, NC. This is a very part-time business, although I have had it for more than … Continue reading

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Remembering Uncle Barry

This has been a sad week for me. Sunday was Father’s Day, which is always a difficult day for me. Neither my legal father nor my biological father was very fatherly. Since they are both deceased, there is no possibility … Continue reading

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The Years Pass So Quickly

Like all of you, I am heartbroken over the senseless death of innocent children and adults in Uvalde, Texas.  Words are inadequate. Prayers for all of those touched directly by this tragedy. But prayers are not enough. Our country needs … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

In this post I am doing something I have never done before; I am reposting an earlier post. I have been blogging (mostly) weekly since January 2015, and I have never repeated a post. I knew I wanted this week’s … Continue reading

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