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Conversations can go up and down in any marriage

Conversations can go up and down in any marriage

| March 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

One ordinary weeknight, several years ago, my husband, Francis, and I were lingering at the dinner table after the kids had been excused.

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Digging ditches can lead to blessings

Digging ditches can lead to blessings

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

That’s what I mean by digging ditches. Every time we try to say a word for God, or help our children or do an act of kindness, we’re digging ditches for Him.

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I learned ALOT while binge-watching the Olympics

I learned ALOT while binge-watching the Olympics

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

No one gets it. However, I learned that if you ignore the words, curling is essentially a simple game of shuffleboard. Giant shuffleboard. On weird ice. With brooms. And old people.

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When kids are quiet, something’s not right

When kids are quiet, something’s not right

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whoever said, “Children should be seen, not heard,” clearly wasn’t a parent.

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Footsteps in Faith: Beware the bareness of busyness

Footsteps in Faith: Beware the bareness of busyness

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

When we realize what is important through prioritizing and begin to declutter the unnecessary while refocusing on what matters, we can begin to build that necessary resilience of mind and spirit.

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True purpose of leadership is to serve others

True purpose of leadership is to serve others

| February 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

Success has several definitions, one of which is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.”

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Challenges of military life are advantages in disguise

Challenges of military life are advantages in disguise

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Believe it or not, even military separations offer something positive. Aside from the obvious “absence makes the heart grow fonder” phenomenon, there’s also crumbs, clickers and communication to appreciate.

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8 easy steps stress-proof lives

8 easy steps stress-proof lives

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whether someone close to you has ended up in the hospital, your finances are a mess, there’s a tsunami warning, your significant other is driving you crazy, the baby won’t stop crying or your boss is breathing down your neck, stress is all around us.

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Joint marital seasoning mix sparks envy from unlikely source

Joint marital seasoning mix sparks envy from unlikely source

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lisa Smith Molinari Contributing Writer It was another gloomy winter afternoon in our working-class English village. Ever since we’d been stationed at Joint Analysis Center Molesworth in the flat Cambridgeshire, England, countryside know as “The Fens,” I’d found myself counting the minutes until my husband, Francis, got home from work. At that latitude, the sun […]

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Footsteps in Faith:  Are you well with it?

Footsteps in Faith: Are you well with it?

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Threats are hardly limited to intercontinental ballistic missiles. We watched helplessly as three hurricanes crushed and devastated people across the American south. Friends of ours in California recently had their home reduced to ash by an untamable wildfire.

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