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What’s Your Song?

How do you start your day?  News on the TV? The Newspaper? Quiet? A devotional? Reading? Music?  How you start your day can determine the remainder of your day.  I often wake up with a song in my head.  What’s your song? Life is one grand sweet song, so start the music… Ronald Reagan...

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Killing The Lions

How courageous are you?  Do you try new things?  Are you afraid to start a new job or school?  Do you meet new friends easily?  Fear is the number one reason people give up.  Everyone requires and needs courage.  Over your lifetime, you will have numerous ‘lions’ to slay – fear, despair, entitlement, or worry.  You are...

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Happy New Year!

We are days into 2023 and I can already tell that this year is going to be an amazing year.  How do I know that?  It’s in the mindset.  I believe that 2023 will be a fantastic year, so it will be.  It will not only be fantastic and amazing, it will also be...

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Christmas Is A Time For…

We are just days away from the most fabulous time of year… Christmas.  A season, a day, an event…. All wrapped up with love, hope, and joy.  Christmas is a time for many things – celebrating with family, celebrating the birth of Jesus, being thankful for your blessings, and giving back to...

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Why Is The Number 22 Special?

As 2022 is nearing its completion, I began to think about the significance of the number 22.  Does it have any significance? Any meaning?  Any value?  After reading up on the number 22 and thinking about another special ‘22’ in my life, I know exactly why the number 22 is special.   Train children...

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Love Actually….

Christmas is fast approaching.  We are already in December and with a blink of an eye.. Christmas Eve will be at our doorstep.  Leading up to Christmas, my family and I always watch Love Actually.  Have you watched it?  You must! This iconic movie is not only a fantastic British Christmas feature, but the...

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Santa Kiss Cookies

Welcome December – tomorrow.  We are stepping into this glorious month and it is now time to begin the Christmas baking.  If you’ve been reading laughter and luggage for some time, you may have read (and possibly tried) my previous Christmas recipe delights – Mom’s Shortbread Cookies and Delicious Delights.  This year, I...

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The Dash

Do you ever walk through cemeteries?  If you do, do you read the gravestones? The names? The dates? How long they lived?  I do.  For some reason, I find it peaceful walking through reading about each person’s history.  While examining each stone, it always has me wondering about the dash.  You know…. 1926-2010.  That dash separating the dates.  What...

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Boundaries And Rituals

Do you like routines?  Schedules?  Knowing when things are going to happen? I do.  I am more at peace when I know what my day entails rather than being completely spontaneous or those spur of the moment – fly off the seat of your pants – type of plans.  However, I do have to...

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Remembering

Remembrance Day is a couple days away.  This day always gets me thinking about those who sacrificed their lives for our country. Those who were away from their families in order to support their loved ones back home.  Those who fought hard, struggled, and saw unimaginable sights throughout their service.  Even those who...