Simply the best grandma

Ashley and Mamaw

Last night when I heard a news report of an incident in my hometown, I reached for the phone to call my grandmother. I have done this numerous times over the last 40 days and each time I am about to dial her number, I stop myself because I remember she isn’t at the other […]

A Dose of Reality

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Reality television, that is. I am a bona-fide member of the Reality TV Junkie Club. If it’s on, I will watch it. I want to know who is dating whom; who is getting scammed on the Internet; the tricks of the trade for extreme couponing; what the housewives do on a daily basis; and how […]

#RespectableSins: Man-ip-ulation

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Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. […]

#RespectableSins: Control

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Several years ago I found a cute Mary Engelbreit magnet. The image, in Engelbreit’s traditional girly way, is of a girl with both hands on her hips, a clipboard in one hand, and above her head written, “I’m in charge here!” I bought the magnet, and it is been on my refrigerator ever since. While […]

#RespectableSins: Worry

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“You worry too much!” “Stop worrying!” “I’m just worried that…” “That worries me…” Have you found yourself saying some of these lines? Or have you been the ears which have heard these statements directed towards you? It’s definitely not easy being the recipient of a “call out” about worry. However, for some strange reason, it […]