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LeAnn Dilbeck

December, 2013

  • 15 December

    When the Light Comes On

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Benjamin Franklin is the celebrated “Father of Electricity” although much research now indicates that there were many before him who stumbled across similar principles that led to Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb that served to revolutionize an entire continent. Do you think he had any clue the value his invention would have? Many of ...

  • 7 December

    Facing the Consequences

    BY LEANN DILBECK – There are always two sides to every story and as my daddy always said, “opinions are like belly buttons, everybody’s got one.” One of the hardest lessons to learn as a child and continue to re-learn throughout life is that for every choice we make, there is a consequence. EVERY choice… good, bad, ugly or even ...

November, 2013

  • 17 November


    BY LEANN DILBECK – Integrity, a timeless quality, has died. The exact date is unknown. It was preceded in death by Honor and Morals. The exact cause of death is unconfirmed at this time but is suspected to be strangulation by Deceit.  The investigation has yielded several strong suspects but the strongest is no stranger to crime, Greed N. Corruption. ...

  • 10 November

    Movers and Shakers

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Webster defines influence as “the power to change or affect someone or something: the power to cause changes without directly forcing them to happen.” Whether positively or negatively, we’ve all had those influential people in our lives. It may have been that 3rd grade teacher that inspired you to want to teach others or that popular ...

  • 3 November


    BY LEANN DILBECK – My biggest enemy every single day? Time. And I know I’m not alone. So many technological improvements that they claim were made to make life easier have seemed to only complicate life rather than simplify…at least to me it seems. We are an incredibly hyper-connected, instant gratification society that has utterly devalued the word “wait.” In ...

October, 2013

  • 27 October

    Listening With Your Heart

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I was given the privilege to speak to a class of young budding journalists recently and was asked for the one best piece of advice I could give them. The advice I gave, I hope, will not only empower them as the next generation of reporters and journalists, but also in life…with whatever career they ultimately ...

  • 19 October

    Don’t Go It Alone

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Everywhere you turn these days, it seems there is such negativity. Whether it’s disappointment in the government, uncertainty at work, which leads to anxiety about finances, the challenges of raising children and/or grandchildren…it’s easy to get consumed by a world full of nay-sayers or dooms-dayers. How do we defend ourselves against such negativity? How do we ...

  • 11 October

    Roots and Wings

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Almost every single piece of media you pick up over the last week has some reference to “shut-down.” Thousands of lives have been directly impacted by our government’s actions, or lack thereof, and that number will continue to grow as the effects trickle on down. Everyone has an opinion on the motivation for the action or ...

September, 2013

  • 30 September

    The High Cost of Pride

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I’ve heard most of my life the phrase of “taking pride in what you do,” but the older I get the more I realize that pride is the root of so many behaviors that are very unbecoming to Christians. Pride feeds self. It feeds the flesh…and the cost can be great in many aspects of our ...

  • 24 September

    Great Productions

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I was very entertained, but for very different reasons, watching part of a movie over the weekend that I had just loved when I was a teenager. Now 20 (ahem) plus years later, I am so amused at how “Hollywoodized” it made life seem! While it may be entertaining to watch and offer a vacation from ...