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“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ more
We mortals aren’t much good when routines--particularly those most mundane--are interrupted. more
We’ve begun a new year. In so many ways, I wanted to say “Good riddance!” to 2016 on Saturday night. The truth is, even as awful a year as it was for so many of us, it’s sort of like erasing your hard teen years or trying to forget a terrible relationship from your past. It all plays into who you are today, it is part of your story. So wiping away 2016 and trying to forget it altogether seems like a nice idea, but the things we experienced, the lives we lived, the trials and the tribulations all make up who we will become in the future. more
I have a lot of clutter in my life. The noun kind as well as the verb kind. more
Every year around this time, I start thinking of all the new things I want to try to accomplish or challenge myself to do. This year, however, I have decided not to pursue some new achievement. … more
You may recall “been there/done that” experiences differently. If so, be my guest. Mine is a mundane wish that you close out the old year as you choose. It is, after all, your life, and only a … more
The men and women of the Whitehouse Police Department would like to thank each and every person in the City of Whitehouse. There has been a tremendous amount of outpouring for our Department and it is truly appreciated. It is difficult sometimes for us to really express our gratitude for the support that we do receive. During some very trying times, our officers continue to stand by the creed “To Protect and Serve,” or “To SERVE and Protect.” It’s always easier to criticize for one small action than it is to thank someone for the many and varied things they do. more
“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ more
I wrote this in 2003 and get requests to re-run it every year either on my blog or here in this column. I hope you enjoy it. more
‘Tis the season to reclaim memories. Thanks be to God for treasured recollections, and for His giving us the discernment to call pleasant ones into play from days gone by. more
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