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Teach your children to share and give

As we are approaching the busiest time of the year, and before it is too late, it is time to reach out to our children and grandchildren and remind them that this is the season of giving and sharing. If we teach our children from a young age to share and give, it will establish a habit that ...

The secret power of Thanksgiving

Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation. — John Ortberg When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. — Willie Nelson Knowing it can always get worse, I try to be grateful for whatever good I have. ...

Know Before You Grow: Love it or hate it — Mulch, mulch, mulch …

Gardeners often develop a schedule of gardening tasks as they create and maintain both landscape and edible gardens. For example, applying mulch at a depth of 2 to 2 ¢ inches is a task generally completed by gardeners during the spring. Mulching too early in spring may not allow the soil to ...

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 ...