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The MAN in Manchester By the Sea

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 1:05 PM

The Movie Manchester By the Sea intrigued me. Hopefully, it would be an interesting “chick flick”. Since my husband was on a business trip, I went by myself.

 

The opening scene began with a group of adult men playing pool, swearing and drunk. Disappointed again.  Why can’t a movie be told without fowl language? Do...

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THE WAITING ROOM

Posted on June 10, 2016 at 2:45 AM
The Waiting Room

Last night I placed a popcorn bag into the microwave to enjoy a snack while watching my favorite television episode of Downton Abbey. During the commercial break, I usually prepared my popcorn before the commercial concluded. La...

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Pushed by Enemies

Posted on April 2, 2016 at 4:15 PM


Pushed by Enemies.

The children of Israel welcomed the day they were freed from slavery. No more endless hours of heavy labor, little food, and battered bodies. Their hearts rejoiced as the packed their belongings to leave Egypt forever. With gleeful anticipation, ...

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Beaten and Bruised

Posted on March 26, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Beaten and Bruised

Beaten, bruised, and whipped forty lashes until near death, Jesus suffered. Then they nailed him to a cross. Fighting to breathe, Jesus arched his back to swallow a gulp of air. With wounded hands, Jesu...

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Tears in a Bottle

Posted on March 13, 2016 at 2:20 PM

“Tears in a bottle “.

In bi...

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Is Life Confusing?

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 4:20 PM



Is Life Confusing?

Are you trying to figure out the meaning of life? Can you remember the last time you felt the presence of God? If you are feeling overwhelmed, you may feel you are too busy to have a genuine sense of God’s closeness. My neighbor has b...

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Why? It Hurts.

Posted on March 5, 2016 at 3:45 PM
WHY?  It hurts.

Life revolves around the never ending question: Why?

 

This single word is the secret ingredient in everything we do, say or become. Insightful questions can lead to great leaders, inventions, explorations and overcomi...

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Uncertainty and Anxiety

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Uncertainty and Anxiety

Life is filled with uncertainty, isn’t it? We don’t know what’s going to happen in the future or if we’ll be prepared for it. If we let ourselves, there are countless things to worry about—job...

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Senior Growing Pains

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 11:50 PM



Senior Growing Pains

 

 

Senior Discounts are welcomed. Yet, my new senior status includes traits such as losing my car in the parking lot and forgetting my reading glasses at the restaurant. My greatest fear is acquiring Alzheimer's. Gratefully, it is not a f...

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Planting New Habits

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 3:25 PM
Planting New Habits

  A New Year needs new habits. How can I be a better person?  Most people hate to set goals for fear of breaking them.  Yet, if we don't know our destination, how will we get there.  I don'...
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