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    It’s Not As Hard as It Seems to Make and Keep Friends

    By Diane Gage Lofgren and Margaret Bhola – Here are a few tips we’ve learned to seal the deal of friendship as related to the article “Getting Intentional About Female Friendship”: 1. Make time for friends. You...

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    Forever Young

    By Heidi McLaughlin – There is one line in Bob Dylan’s song, “Forever Young” that puts a smile on my face. “May you build a ladder to the stars and stand on every rung”. This lyric may...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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    Gift Giving is Getting Personal

    Finding new and interesting birthday gifts year after year is the ultimate challenge. Walking through stores, you often end up thinking, “Been there, bought that.” So instead of shopping for the perfect present, why not tap into...

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  • Making Peace with Conflict

    By Nancie Carmichael – “If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 As the election grinds down, I will frankly be very happy to have an end to all...

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  • Living and Praying In “Some Hotel”

    By Elizabeth A. Havey – My husband and I are in Jacksonville, Florida, a city of skyscrapers and treed neighborhoods built near the lake-like St. John’s River and the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. We are staying in a...

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  • Plan B

    As a former florist, I assisted with thousands of wedding plans. Three brides still I hold a special place in my heart. The first called the shop on a quiet mid-week afternoon. The young woman asked if was possible to have a...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • What’s in a Hug?

    By Laura Petherbridge – Judy’s hugs have changed recently. My friend no longer offers a brief squeeze, she now holds on tight, and whispers words of encouragement and affirmation in my ear. When we speak her face...

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  • Life Lessons from a Doggie Door

    Scout’s troubles began with a roll in the soft green grass of our backyard. What should have been safe was actually extremely dangerous. Hidden in somewhere that lush green carpet was a life threatening menace. The issue first...

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