Category Archives: Family

Easter 2014: So about the bunny…

Easter 2014 may be over, but if you are a believer, the celebration of Jesus’s Resurrection is just beginning. From 1 Peter 1:3, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he … Continue reading

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The Deep Freeze or the Big Tease?

I’m going for the big tease. Winter in the South is kind of like seeing a mystical beauty that’s immediately striking, only to discover it is only skin deep. Take the co-called deep freeze that gripped the Deep South last … Continue reading

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When snow falls in the South

Usually, when snow falls in the South, schools close, roads shut down and CHILDREN CELEBRATE! Do you hear that? Yes, kids are squealing because it snowed in Huntsville. We actually awoke to more than an inch of snow in North Alabama … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

Happy New Year! As I look back on 2013, there are many things I would do differently and others I wouldn’t change at all.  (As if I have a choice!) In the end, I am grateful for all of the … Continue reading

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Christmas 2013: No batteries required

It hit me this morning, the day after Christmas, as our two daughters, Serina, 8, and Sophia, 6, played together. Something was missing: Noise. We hadn’t gotten our children any electronics for Christmas this year. Come to think of it, … Continue reading

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Mandisa and fellow Christian artists rock the house in Huntsville

2013 Tobymac Hits Deep Tour I lied. In September I swore I was done with concerts after my husband and I sat through a mildly miserable Taylor Swift show with our two young daughters. Swift’s talent and charm couldn’t compensate for our … Continue reading

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My Daddy: The man, the life, the lutefisk

Something was off this month. I was sad, but didn’t know why. Then it hit me: October is the anniversary month of my father’s death. On 10/9/02, my dad passed from this world into the next. My mind missed the … Continue reading

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Code Purple

School isn’t the same as it was when we were kids. Shocker, right? Growing up in the 70s and 80s, we had lots of textbooks and relied on pens, notebooks, chalkboards and old-fashioned typewriters. The only electronics we had were … Continue reading

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Eggland’s Best CEO: The cluck is ticking

Time is running out. The cluck is ticking and Sept. 30 is the last day to vote in the Eggland’s Best CEO contest. In my original Eggland’s Best blog post, I assured Charlie Lanktree that, as one of the contest’s 12 … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift: A ‘Red’ speck in the spotlight

After months of anticipation, we finally made it to the Taylor Swift “Red” concert in Nashville. We arrived at Bridgestone Arena Friday night ready to rock. Serina, 8, Sophia, 6, and their friend Abagail, 8, were wearing their freshly purchased Taylor … Continue reading

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