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She arrived at community movie night in the park with her two small boys. She grappled with a load of blankets, lugging the cart, strollers, and everything else. She pushed down her feelings of jealousy as she noticed families with two parents wrangling the kids and juggling the picnic baskets together. more
I first met Darlene Marshall at an event for Discovery Science Place. Her obvious love of kids, education, and her beautiful spirit drew me to her instantly. I knew immediately we were going to be life-long friends. When I found out Tony Johnson was her brother, I about fainted. Could two such outstanding humans share the same family? I took them right up on their offer to worship one Sunday at Corinth Baptist because I wanted to meet the rest of this amazing family. more
Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were filled with family and friends, as I know mine were. Here are five things happening around your state this month: 1. Preserving the Alamo In 2015, the Texas Legislature dedicated $32.5 million, as well as $75 million in 2017 for upgrades and preservation of the Alamo. Earlier this month, the Senate Finance Committee held a meeting to discuss how the General Land Office (GLO) was using this funding. more
Good men are hard to find. Yet, our culture cries out for them. This was a tough year because we lost two good men from the same family right here in Bullard. If you knew Jim McKellar or Todd Anderson, you know what I mean. The thing is, we have more than our fair share of good men in Bullard. Please forgive me, if I overlook anyone by focusing on these two. more
Lively. That’s the best word to describe the funny, smart, active young people who visited us recently from Israel. We felt so fortunate to be a short stop on their tour to sing and dance across America as part of a cultural exchange celebrating the city of Ariel, Israel. As I prepared to feed young people from a different part of the world, I pondered a significant question. “Is that kosher?” more
I met Frankie Picasso because of Dynamic Women. Don’t ask me how a small town gal like me got on a program like Dynamic Women. It’s gotta be proof God has a sense of humor. In each episode, strong women prove that folks can still have civilized conversations without actually arguing. more
At my house, it’s kinda comical, trying to schedule Mom’s doctor’s appointments around my own! Plus, I don’t want to miss the first joyful pediatrician visits with our newest grand. Sandwich Generation families can span four generation now, as we all live longer. So how do we make Mom or Dad feel at home in transitions? “It’s important to remember they called the shots for 70 years,” says Robin Boyd, host of Passing 50. Robin is one of the few people addressing Sandwich Generation issues on the air waves and the internet, plus she’s just an elegant and kind human being. more
As we head into the holiday season and you gather with friends and family, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours. Here are five things happening around your state this month: more
Some things are just plain tough to talk about. Two years ago, if you had asked me if I would I do anything radio, podcasting, or blogging, my answer would have been simple. “Never!Newspaper gal all the way.” However, last month I started an adventure of epic proportions. Okay, maybe epic is a bit hyperbolic, but you know me. more
It’s crazy the stuff we’re thankful for as we age. Getting out of bed. Waking up at all. Coffee. Being able to swallow. Being able to feed myself. Being in my right mind. Well, mostly right. more
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