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LeAnn Dilbeck

September, 2014

  • 11 September

    Evil flourishes when good men do nothing…

    BY LEANN DILBECK – As I begin writing this week’s column, the country stands at the edge of yet another war in the Middle East and today is the 9/11 anniversary…a day I, and many others, I know will never forget…a day that has changed the lives of a generation that has served our nation…a day that has helped shape ...

  • 7 September

    The Real Soul Food

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Even though it has been a couple of years since new menu items were implemented on our kids in school, it seems at the start of every year, the subject is still coming up… at least in the Mom circles. Most kids are used to eating the processed foods and while they do eat a limited ...

August, 2014

  • 30 August

    Feeling Invisible

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Everyone wants to feel valued and wanted. Feeling insignificant… even invisible… is incredibly painful, whether you’re 5 or 50. Whether it’s being the last kid picked for kick-ball, or being a teenager seeing pics of all your “friends” at a party you weren’t invited to on Instagram, or maybe it’s working your hardest to earn a ...

  • 24 August

    God is in the Details

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Trust is such a complex word, encompassing so much, and it goes far beyond an emotion. It can provoke emotions but it itself is not an emotion. Defined as, “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something,” trust can make or break a relationship. How many of us often talk of ...

  • 17 August

    God on the Big Screen

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Our family has been so inspired in the upsurge of faith-based movies. It is so incredibly refreshing to see these inspirational movies on the big-screen instead of vampire/horror films filled with blood and gore. These films, regardless of whether they are ‘Hollywoodized’ entertainment versions loosely based on biblical stories or modern day stories with strong Christian ...

  • 10 August

    The True Purpose Behind Our Roles

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Don’t you just long for the days when you awoke and your feet hit the floor; the only thing that crossed your mind was getting cereal and watching cartoons? The word purpose had zero value to you at that time. Your only reason for being at that very point was to enjoy Fruit Loops while watching ...

  • 3 August

    Everyone is 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 in the weekly newspaper.  Everyone with an opinion is now an expert on any given subject ...

July, 2014

  • 27 July

    Live, Laugh, Love

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh? Whether it’s a giggle from something brutally honest spoken from a child’s mouth or to that big ol’ belly laugh that a good time with great friends can bring about… it’s truly healing to the soul. The health benefits of it are well documented, ranging from lowering blood pressure, increasing ...

  • 19 July

    Worry Ends Where Faith Begins

    Worry-wart… there it was. Such a sweet term of endearment I had just been labeled with? Worry is not a positive word. Wart certainly doesn’t conjure up anything pretty. And it was the word that so perfectly described myself, as a new mom, but certainly wasn’t a title I wanted to wear proudly. While for us women, our greatest worry ...

  • 12 July

    Looking Beyond the Offense

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Seems almost every broadcast of the news has at least one story that concerns one individual or group being offended by the actions of another. Some people make “statements” with the general motivation to offend the opposing view and then some people do it completely inadvertently, completely innocent and absent of any malice. And none of ...