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Their family fields honest questions from curious kids with joy and humor. Of course, kids have questions. All moms know this truth. “Will’s blades have flames on them, so we’re not exactly subtle,” she laughs. Blades are fancy prosthetic legs that athletes use. more
At the end of May, we will celebrate Memorial Day and honor our military men and women who have given their lives serving our nation, so that we might live free. Here are five things happening around your state this month: more
Patrick was a healthy little boy; funny, smart and full of energy. He loved to laugh and play with his younger siblings. As they got older, his siblings called Patrick first whenever they needed encouragement. He was always ready with a kind word. A star athlete and scholar, his friends called him Patch in high school. As he graduated, his family celebrated his coming adventure to Texas Tech, a family tradition. more
On April 21, 1836, Texans fought and won the Battle of San Jacinto to defend Texas independence. After this victory, Texas became fully independent from Mexico. While the battle only lasted 18 minutes, hundreds of Mexicans were killed, injured or captured while only nine Texan soldiers were killed and 26 were wounded. This month, let us not forget the brave men and women we have to thank for our beautiful state, as we celebrate the 182nd anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Here are five things happening around your state this month: more
Today, her family epitomizes the idea of life-long fellowship. Yet, the hardships of her childhood helped prepare her for success now, claims Financial Advisor Marina Schroeder. So, what’s the most common mistake young families make? “Failing to plan,” she told me. Oh dear, I thought, that’s still my own most common mistake. more
Truth is just the trickiest thing, isn’t it? We all like to tell the truth to others about their bad behavior. Honestly, sometimes we even avoid truth because it can be painful. We sure as heck don’t like it when someone points out our bad attitudes. “I’ll take the blame now because it’ll be credit later,” said my hubby years ago in a moment when he had to stand up for what was right. We’ve been quoting him ever since. more
We hear discussions about mass shootings in schools and public places and our hearts break. We pray, cringing as we hope that our community will be spared. With thoughts of Easter, our hearts long for hope. What we really need in today’s world is people able to influence whole communities for the better. more
Let’s face it long-range planning is a lot like dieting: it’s something we’ll start tomorrow. I love facilitating other people’s long range planning, but put off my own. Here we are in March and I am still trying to plan the rest of this year’s topics for Fireside Talk Radio. Groan. more
Right after I became a Christian in the early 80s, I attended a conference for college students in Dallas. In the days before cell phones, pay phones adorned a long wall in the lobby of this fancy conference hotel, like a row of slot machines. During a break in the seminars, I grabbed a roll of dimes and called every friend I had in Dallas, inviting them to join me. Josh McDowell was a popular key note speaker and there was buzz about his talk that evening. “This is Cathy Primer. I’m in Dallas for a conference. more
Do you ever wish you’d done it differently? My favorite advice to receive is tender wisdom folks learn the hard way. Today, I share something specific I learned as my mom lay in the hospital for the last time. I didn’t know we were saying goodby. We thought she’d go on to rehab as we had done so often in the past. Six weeks of no driving for her; six weeks of carpooling for me. No problem. more
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