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Favorite #174: Mother’s Day Everyday

Time Together It’s fun to see the different ways mothers are surprised or pampered on Mother’s Day.  Even though  flowers, candy and presents are great, most mothers are happy just to spend time with their families. Now that my mom lives with me, … Continue reading

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Favorite #173: Touch a Truck

A Boy and his Toys When my oldest daughter, Kristin, recently invited me to the Touch a Truck event in Salisbury, NC, I said, “What’s that?” She laughed and said, “It’s where children get to touch and climb on big trucks.” I thought … Continue reading

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Favorite #172: Camping at Dan Nicholas Park

Time Together I experienced my first and only camping trip in my early twenties, spending a night under the stars on a blanket with nothing to cover my head but the night sky. Uncomfortable on the hard ground with the dew falling in my face, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Favorite #171: Easter

Friends, Family and Time for Worship If you were to ask five different people what Easter means to them, you would probably get five different answers. Children often think Easter means bunny rabbits and baskets full of candy. Moms view it as the perfect opportunity to dress … Continue reading

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Favorite #170: Rowan Rotary Club

Service Above Self Several weeks ago I was invited to share my journey as a writer at the Rowan Rotary Club in Salisbury, NC. The meetings are held each Thursday morning at the Salisbury Country Club. One of the first members I met the day of my speech … Continue reading

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Favorite #169: Moving Sale

Moving Into the Future  Moving from a larger house to a smaller house is quite a feat physically, mentally and emotionally. The real task is deciding what to keep and what not to keep. During the last six weeks I separated and … Continue reading

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Favorite #167: Carolina Panthers

Memories That Last a Lifetime Loving the Carolina Panthers is not just about the game of football, but it’s also about memories and relationships. My deceased husband, Michael McCullough, loved the Carolina Panthers even before they played their first home … Continue reading

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Favorite #166: Single Mom, Patricia Watkins

Tough Love at its Finest  In this day and age of instant gratification with social media enticing both young and old, it’s becoming harder and harder to teach children values. As a single parent, Patricia Watkins found a way. Patricia … Continue reading

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Favorite #165: Making a Difference

Dreams and Aspirations As a retired elementary school music teacher, I’ve had students I won’t ever forget. One of those is Tremayne Smith. A well-mannered, outgoing student, Tremayne developed a love for music in elementary school, dreaming of being a … Continue reading

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Favorite #164: Salem Lutheran Preschool

A Place to Learn and Grow Although there are many milestones in a child’s life, one of the hardest and yet one of the sweetest for a parent could be the day their child starts preschool. It’s hard to believe it’s … Continue reading

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