Facing Life’s Fears

As we pulled up the to the pediatrician’s office, I could sense my six year old’s fear. He shivered in his booster seat like a puppy headed to the vet. And it wasn’t because he was cold, since the first week of October in Alabama felt like August anywhere else. He was afraid to have…

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Becoming A Responsible Gun Owner

Not unlike a lot of people raised in rural Alabama, I grew up around guns. Almost every person in our small town owned at least one gun, whether intended for hunting or home protection. Men in my family had gun racks in their work trucks, and my granny hid a pistol in her Buick. I…

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Living in the Moment

I recently turned 35 and decided it was time to take inventory of my life. I have two kids, three jobs and more gray hairs than this math-impaired gal can even begin to count. Then there’s a knot on my back that probably deserves a doctor visit. But who has time for that, right? No…

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