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LeAnn Dilbeck

January, 2018

  • 3 January

    Family Fitness

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Fitness and health always top the new year’s headlines and resolutions. Gym memberships sharply increase as people make a year long commitment to exercise and improve their overall physical health… sadly, the year long commitment most of the time results in a month long commitment before it begins waning as other priorities seem to seep in. ...

December, 2017

  • 20 December

    The Spirit of Christmas

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Christmas is truly my most favorite time of year! My sweet daughter said months in advance of the holiday this year that she couldn’t wait for this time of year because it just ‘feels different.’ When I asked ‘how,’ she explained everyone was ‘just a little nicer and more generous.’ So true, isn’t it? As the ...

  • 13 December

    The Hustle and Bustle of Christmas

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I am the calendar keeper of the home and everyone in it. My husband simply says each morning, “What do we have tonight?” because we have accepted that this season of life and this season of year is full of recitals, parties, practices, games, banquets, and so on and so forth. Occasionally, there is a break ...

  • 6 December

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    BY LEANN DILBECK – R-E-S-P-E-C-T… Aretha Franklin sang it… some live it… and some completely disregard it but lately, I feel it is at the core of so many troubles within our own families, corporately, and even nationally. It crushed my heart when I heard a young mother publicly berate her 9ish year old son who was trying to assist, ...

November, 2017

  • 29 November

    Enjoying the Moment

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I’ve admitted it before… I used to be a worrier… and that was an understatement when it came to absolutely anything that remotely was related to my children. Over the years, I’ve learned to relax a bit and trust that He has it all covered! I probably missed some priceless moments by not being ‘in the ...

  • 22 November

    Nothing Brings Family Together Like Food!

    BY LEANN DILBECK – The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel days of the year, as families come together to give thanks and enjoy time together. Traditions that vary from one family to another are continually passed down from one generation to the next, from watching the parade, to playing a competitive game of football, to enjoying a ...

October, 2017

  • 8 October

    Everyone’s a Critic

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Criticism doesn’t feel good. It just doesn’t. It hurts and it may even make us mad. Everyone is a critic these days and with the convenience of the internet, it’s no longer left to the “professionals” who have a column like “The Critic’s Corner” in the newspaper, critiqueing movies, restaurants, or plays.  Everyone with an opinion ...

September, 2017

  • 6 September

    Through the Eyes of a Child

    BY LEANN DILBECK – This week is a very special week for our family. This week will mark five years that our family was restored after three years of brokenness.  Five years ago this week, our children’s and parent’s faithful prayers were answered. You all have allowed me to share our story so many times before so on this anniversary, ...

  • 1 September

    Use it… or lose it

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Ok, fellow mommies, we are now back into the swing of back to school schedules and I don’t know about all of you, but it’s a double-edged sword at my house. The return to routine and schedule, both welcomed … but I think we would all agree, schedules are so very unforgiving. Busyness seems to take ...

August, 2017

  • 2 August

    A Predator Among Us…

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I’ve generally always been an early riser, but over the last year, an insanely, frustratingly early riser… 4 a.m. early riser. My beloved Sophie girl, my fluffy, perky, adoringly loyal shih-tzu of almost 10 years was not… except for this one particular morning. I was cleaning out my refrigerator and she just looked at me with ...