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Finding peace through God’s word and the Holy Spirit

I found a wonderful meditation from “The Dance of Life,” by Henri Nouwen, that answers the question of how do we live in the midst of all this chaos: “When we keep the Bible and our spiritual books in one hand and the newspaper in the other, we will always discover new questions, but we ...

Cookbook focuses on anti-inflammatory dishes

With everyone giving different advice on how to eat healthy or what diets to try, it can be hard to find recipes to fit those guidelines. “The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook” by Stephania Patinella, Alexandra Romey and Jonathan Deutsch is out now to help bring anti-inflammatory eating to ...

Time for all of us to come together

Another year rolled in and made a grand entrance on all our lives with many new changes hopefully for us and the entire world. Had we have asked someone five years ago even about what will be taking place in the year 2020 no one would even come close to guessing what is taking place in the ...

A Christmas visit with Santa

As parents and grandparents we know our children pretty much what they will put on their Christmas list except may be a few things that they may surprise us with when we see their list. How innocent and pure their little minds are and their Christmas lists are priceless. Oh, how I wish they ...

Get kids in kitchen with new cookbooks!

Now might be a great time to look for a kids’ cookbook as a present that will teach kids an important life skill and have fun at home as well! “The Everything Kids’ Cookbook” by Sandra K. Nissenberg, MS, RD, (Adams Media, $14.99) is an updated version that contains more than 90 recipes ...

More than one Grinch out there

Several Christmases ago I wrote an article “Why the Grinch Stole Christmas.” As we wrap up this year of 2020 I think there are actually many “Grinches” that are trying to steal Christmas. The “Grinch” stands for anything that is threatening to sabotage Christmas or otherwise steal ...