Our Lasting Impressions

Minor Freak Out Moment

Minor Freak Out Moment
Well it's the first day of October, and in typical fashion, I went through my mental exercise of what occasions are on the horizon for this month. True. It would be much more efficient if I had all of these things logged on my calendar, but that simply would not be me.

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In The Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

In The Aftermath of Hurricane Florence
As I write safely from my home that is intact here in the Carolinas, four hours west of the coastline, I am grieved that so many have lost so much in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Thank God that it wasn't as catastrophic as originally predicted because there surely would have been greater devastation. Our hope is that the road to healing and recovery will be swift and sure.

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The Gift of Reading

The Gift of Reading
Having a grandson that lives near us, I am reminded of how important reading was when I was growing up.  It seems...

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The Waning Days of Summer

The Waning Days of Summer

Summer is winding down and there are several traditional markers that herald this period of time. For some reason, I had had been oblivious. Take heed before it slips away. Enjoy what remains and soak in the pleasures of summer: sun, outdoor activities, the beach, barbecue grilling...

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The Ritual of Buying and Giving Gifts

The Ritual of Buying and Giving Gifts

Gifting can be a ritualistic (and comical) dance between the giver and the recipient. In this post, I share the typical gift-giving debate that I have with my husband.

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