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Christians and social media: Would Jesus "follow" you?

Christians and social media: Would Jesus "follow" you?
Four little letters have the power to change and convict the hardest heart and wildest behavior: WWJD? What would Jesus do? This catch-all question was great for reminding believers to be cautious of their actions and their words.  Now that social media is mainstream for our daily life, a great question for believers could be:... Read more »

Bashing on social media isn't cool

Bashing on social media isn't cool
Recently I received a text from a friend directing my attention to a post made by one of our mutual “friends” on Facebook. I had no clue what my friend was talking about as I don’t really follow this other person’s newfeed or posts. So, I casually go to look at this person’s post, only... Read more »

Barbecue Etiquette: Things your family and friends want you to know

Barbecue Etiquette: Things your family and friends want you to know
It’s grilling season! Memorial Day launches the start of the barbecue and summer cookout parties. Everybody loves going to them and having to do nothing but arrive with a simple side of sorts, and there are just as many who love firing up the grill. Yes, let the charcoal and gas grillers “turn up, turn... Read more »
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From brokenness and bitterness to forgiveness—the best advice I ever received

From brokenness and bitterness to forgiveness—the best advice I ever received
My life almost thirty years ago now today almost seems unreal. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that the woman I am now was the young, naive girl I was then. When I think of my childhood of happy moments playing in my backyard laying in the grass watching the clouds pass by, I... Read more »

The Secret of Success

The Secret of Success
Years ago everyone was all in a tizzy because Oprah covered the fascinating story about “The Secret.” People believed that they had uncovered some new truths that would catapult them into financial, social, career fame and fortune. It was an exciting time. We had all been told “the secret!” However, there were some who weren’t... Read more »

Willie Wilson supporters lash out, but should they?

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Well, I knew my open letter to Willie Wilson might ruffle some feathers, but I never thought I’d end up being called an idiot or a racist! But that just goes to show how passionate people are about politics in Chicago, and rightly so, given the city’s longstanding history of corruption with crooked politicians. Like... Read more »
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An Open Letter to Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson--PLEASE STOP NOW!

An Open Letter to Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson--PLEASE STOP NOW!
I want to start this letter to you Dr. Wilson, by saying that I write to you in love. I come in peace.  But after watching another one of your commercials, I realized, somebody has got to sit down and reach out to you and tell you the truth, because sir, you make me glad... Read more »

Realistic resolutions that last

Realistic resolutions that last
As the new year begins, so do the resolutions. Lose weight. Exercise. Save money. Get organized.  All is well before the magical new year ball drops, but afterwards, it’s time for serious business.  For many, the #1 resolution for the new year is to lose weight. And how do you do that? Easy. Decrease portion... Read more »

Lecture me on pork and beef? Puh-lease!

Lecture me on pork and beef? Puh-lease!
I am an open-minded person, believe me. But I must admit, that I do find it quite disturbing, and downright amusing, when people attempt to lecture me on the negative effects of eating beef and pork, when I’m sitting there lean and fit, and they’re sitting there as big as a cow and a pig!... Read more »
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Heal your heart, practice forgiveness

Heal your heart, practice forgiveness
Recently a dear friend betrayed me by creating all kinds of chaos, drama, and distrust within my family.  As a mom of six daughters, that’s not too difficult to do with our feelings as fragile and frayed as our skirts and dresses. A peaceful, pleasant, family occasion turned ugly with people using “fighting words” which,... Read more »
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