A Reluctant Step Back

Shortly after we returned from Israel late in October 2023, at the end of each of our weekly blogs we began posting the name and picture of one of the people murdered by Hamas terrorists on that day as well as the name and picture of one of those taken hostage. With a heavy heart, […]

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Being a Loving Husband

My wife has recently been diagnosed with a disease we have never heard of before. Syrngohydromyelia. Her MRI of the brain, which was indicated after severe migraines after our son was born, showed that she has a congenital Chiari malformation which causes fluid filled cysts to develop in the space where the cerebrospinal fluid is

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Planting Seeds

I did not get a chance to write a new Musing this week but I hope you will enjoy the reposting of my Musing from June, 2023. Don’t you love reading something that sets you thinking? After mulling it over you might agree or disagree with what you read, but either way it stimulated your

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Is This a Promotion?

The company I am working for is not doing well financially. Although I have worked here for 15 years and am now considered an executive, we are in a round of layoffs. I was just in a meeting with the owners of the company, and they gave me an interesting proposal. They offered me an

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Return Your Grocery Cart

With speaking events scheduled in Nashville, Atlanta, and Orlando recently, I enjoyed the hospitality of five different hotels. Without naming the hotels because it is not entirely their fault, rude and inconsiderate conduct is apparently becoming common. One morning, preparing to depart, I sought in vain for one of the complimentary luggage trolleys one usually

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Hillary van Winkle

Remember Rip van Winkle? He was the American of Dutch origin who fell asleep for twenty years only to awaken to an utterly changed country. He slept through two decades that included the American revolution. Millenia before Washington Irving wrote this story, ancient Jewish wisdom records the tale of Choni Ha’Meagel, who fell asleep for

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Dress Codes for Female Students

My 16-year-old daughter was asking me about dress codes at her school. She thinks it unfair that girls should have to watch how they dress. I told her that boys/men are far more visually stimulated, not only by looking at beautiful women but by watching/participating in sports, using vision to hunt, etc. “Why can’t we

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Yes, Virginia, There is Still an America

The satiric site the Babylon Bee, found it necessary to start a second online site, Not the Bee. As serious pronouncements by politicians, academicians, and celebrities become increasingly outlandish, too often what the Bee writes of as humorous becomes real news a short time later. Hence, Not the Bee, where absurd but true news is

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Underpaid and Overpaid

Hello! I am having a deep conflict. My boss paid me more accidentally. I forgot to clock out overnight and ended up with an extra day’s pay. However, my employer has in a few cases not paid me properly and given me less than what I was owed for my work. Should I keep the

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Share Your Life, Share Your Money

I had the privilege this week of being at Dave Ramsey’s campus and studio, where Dave and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, interviewed my husband about our book The Holistic You. Towards the end of the conversation, Dave mentioned that the very personable Rachel only receives intense pushback, and even hostility, when it comes to one

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