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Anger Can Sting

Posted on April 12, 2018 in

by Rhonda Rhea It was the wasp nest to end all wasp nests. Maybe it was the fruit punch the kids had spilled on the back deck that first attracted them. But by the time we followed the cloud of bugs to the back of the house—oh m…

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When Life’s a Bummer

Posted on April 10, 2018 in

by Dianne Barker “That’s a bummer!” Three-year-old Jacob’s parents often used that line when things didn’t go according to plan. When Jacob (my grandson) requested pizza for lunch and his mom informed him they didn’t h…

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No Other Name

Posted on March 15, 2018 in

by Rhonda Rhea I said I’d never do it. But I did it. And actually, I’ve been somewhere near the worst of them all. I said I’d never be one of those moms who went through the whole list of her kids’ names before hitting on …

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The Clothes Make the Man?

Posted on March 1, 2018 in

by Rhonda Rhea Glass half full person. Glass half empty person. I tend to be more of a dribble whatever’s in the glass down my shirt person. It’s always best if I try to coordinate whatever I’m wearing with the meal of the m…

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Chocolate Treasure

Posted on February 15, 2018 in

by Rhonda Rhea Somebody gave me a big box of chocolates last week. I was so excited. Chocolates, man. It was one of those boxes of chocolates with the map in the lid. To me? That lid diagram was a treasure map. There are times whe…

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Manna Mania

Posted on February 1, 2018 in

by Rhonda Rhea Have you ever wondered if the Israelites ever tried to get clever with their manna? God provided them with all that miraculous food each day to keep them alive. But I do remember reading that they got a little whiny…

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Cover Story

Posted on January 18, 2018 in

by Rhonda Rhea My husband once told me that there are two kinds of people in this world. Coverers and users. According to his definition, my grandmother was a coverer. She covered my grandfather’s TV chair with hand towels. Ther…

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New Year’s Goals

Posted on January 4, 2018 in

by Rhonda Rhea I start a new fitness routine around the first of every year—with several thousand of my like-minded and like-squishy American friends. The new routine usually begins with the ceremonial setting of the 1200-calori…

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