Month: May 2014

Strife Happens

I suppose “strife” isn’t an often used word these days, but it fits with the point I’m making. Strife means: 1. vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism 2. a quarrel, struggle, or clash 3. competition or rivalry Yes, strife happens. We are human. Disagreements, conflicts, struggles and rivalry can happen among groups of siblings,…
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Memorial Day Weekend

I originally wrote this in 2012. It received so many positive comments that I decided to repost it every year, just as it was written then. God bless our troops and their families as we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Memorial Day Weekend What will you be doing…
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Spam, phishing, legit?

Wow, A few folks just found my blog.  I have 150 comments today!  I’m fairly sure most of them are not real people, or interested in hearing from me, but rather interested in promoting themselves. To be sure and cover the topics that were posed as questions… I do not recall which theme was used…
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How comfortable are you with public speaking?

I’ve heard it said that most people would rather face death than speak in front of a group. I wouldn’t necessarily go that far, but… public speaking is not my favorite thing. Many years ago, I was in a teen pageant. I made it to the finals because of my speech. I had given the…
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Compromise is important in any relationship

Have you ever been at opposite ends of an issue with someone? Whether it’s in a work relationship, family, or friends – most of us have found ourselves miles apart on how something should be done. How did you resolve that issue? There a few different ways to get things done. • You can take…
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The bluebird of happiness

We have a family of bluebirds in our birdhouse.  I have a camera set up hoping to get some fantastic pictures! I got to wondering why the bluebird is a symbol of happiness.  Have you ever wondered this?  Actually, as with any old story or saying, there was not a definite reason, that I could…
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