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My tendency to mislabel my kids surfaced when our middle child was less than a year old. She knew her own mind from the moment she arrived on the planet, but she wasn’t talking yet. more
If you were driving recently in picturesque Palo Duro Canyon, don’t think the high elevation was getting to you, hallucination had begun or that your eyes were in trick mode. Pshaw, it really may have been a 103-year-old man zooming down the zipline. More specifically, it may have been Elvin Howell from the Carillon LifeCare Community in Lubbock. more
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, welcome to our 21st year! As I was thinking about my comments today, an image came to mind. In fact, it’s an image that reoccurs periodically at the most random of times. more
It kinda bugs me that worldly people think they know it all when it comes to sex. As if Christians never have sex! Christian info about sex ought to be easy to find. Sex matters. Let’s say so. Of course, as believers we don’t necessarily go around talking about sex. On the other hand, Christians have children. So, someone figured out something, right? It’s so important for Christians to join in the public conversation about sexual issues in a positive way. more
I take no joy in alleging the shortcomings of others. On land or sea, I typically choose “fluffy” topics devoid of controversy. My intent is to provide gentle humor for all readers, despite their station, religion and/or political leaning. more
I have spilled barrels of ink in columns on the joys of being a teacher but now some ink needs to be spilled to get educators the help we need. Along with other school employees and retirees we are facing a nightmare. And that is why 800 educators packed the front lawn of the Gregg County Courthouse recently in the "Use Your Teacher Voice’’ rally. more
We all feel lonely sometimes, but you are not alone. Single people complain about feeling lonely. But, heck, we feel lonely even if we are married. Especially in marriage, we all search for solutions to loneliness, even in the best marriages. Often, the solution for a lonely marriage comes in the comfort of a trustworthy friend, just like it does for all people. Years ago, I turned to a friend for comfort as I began to come to terms with my abortion. She wrapped me in her arms and held me while I soaked in her kindness with relief. more
Mark your calendars for this year's sales tax holiday on August 11th-13th. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks which are priced under $100 from sales and use taxes. The law also allows layaway purchases of these items to qualify for the sales tax exemption. All sellers in the state are required to honor the sales tax holiday, so it's a great time to get prepared for the upcoming school year while saving some money in the process. Here are five things happening around your state this month: more
We all crave the gentle companionship marriage seems to offer, but no doubt Hollywood left out some of the crucial information about what real romance looks like. Not only do we want to share life’s joys, we want a companion who whispers gently to our pain in life’s sorrows. more
It is a story from decades ago that I’ve retold countless times. Its punchline--wadded up into a few words--sums up the conundrums that hit us daily with tornadic force. more
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