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“One day at a time with its failures and fears, with its hurts and mistakes, with its weakness and tears; with its portion of pain and its burden of care, one day at a time we must meet and must bear.

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When I was growing up, my parents had rules of conduct for home and outside the home, and they expected them to be obeyed.

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When I was growing up, my parents had rules of conduct for home and outside the home, and they expected them to be obeyed. In fact, in those days, most parents had rules for children to follow. And if the rules were broken, of course there were natural consequences. But there were also paren…

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The nerve! How dare he? Can you believe that the Governor of South Carolina actually stood by, with head reverently bowed, while a man prayed prior to news conferences relative to Hurricane Dorian? I mean, really! What was he thinking?

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Our neighbors, Joan and Irving Bierman, just returned from two weeks on safari in Africa visiting Kenya and Tanzania at this time.  They said it was an absolutely incredible journey. 

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Waiting to see if this cell phone thing “was really going to catch on,” my husband had a flip phone until very recently.

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Most, if not all of us, tend to be “big picture” people. We focus more on the big, the extravagant, the expensive and the humongous. News coverage is much quicker and more involved for big events, crimes and tragedies. Not long ago, a well-known writer/speaker got in trouble for his correct …

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My new car is red, a fact my husband doesn’t mention when he talks about it.

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If you want to stifle conversation at a lively party, bring up the subject of death. Few people like to talk about it even though it is a daily part of life. People die every day, people in our world, people in our state, people in our community, people in our family.

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It is Sunday evening and I just realized that I hadn’t written my column yet. Busy, busy week with the bag of books sale at the library, meetings for Fun Day and getting ready to go to California to see my granddaughters. They are now 10 months old and crawling, standing and becoming quite t…

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It has been 15 years since the first shovel hit the dirt to create the community called The Farm. In 2012, DR Horton turned the everyday operation of The Farm over to the homeowners.

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If you want to stifle conversation at a lively party, bring up the subject of death. Few people like to talk about it even though it is a daily part of life. That’s why the funeral home and newspaper obituaries are new daily, because people die every day, people in our world, people in our s…

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Hurricane Dorian is now history and we prepare for the next storm. But Dorian is still very much in the minds of many who lost loved ones, were injured, lost homes or had significant damage. Now the cleanup begins.

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Recently I made a vow to myself that I would stop telling people how old I am. I had two reasons for doing this— first, I no longer get the reaction of “You don’t look a day over 50,” and second, I feel like I might be using this age thing in order to be coddled and cosseted, and a strong fe…

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With several females making plans for a family wedding, my daughter explained the mystery of the “gut sucker.”

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Nobody seems to know who wrote this, and even though we both agree it’s kind of sad, I thank Rick for passing it along.

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As I write this week’s Church Talk, Hurricane Dorian is monopolizing the news. The storm is churning across the Caribbean toward the United States and the “cone of uncertainty” has everyone from Florida to North Carolina (and maybe even farther north) concerned.

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It’s confession time. When I’m in the car, and I’m out and about often during the week, I almost always listen to the radio.

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School starts this week! Wow! It seems only a few days ago we were celebrating the end of the school year and graduation. Time really does fly as one gets older!