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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 ...

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There’s No “I” in Team

BY LEANN DILBECK – It is one most the most beloved and highly anticipated seasons, folks, and there’s an all consuming, contagious mania that seems to come with it. This season will stir emotions and excitement, all at the same time. It brings about a kindred bond among complete strangers and can simultaneously cause strain in the best of relationships. ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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The Lens Through Which We View the World

BY LEANN DILBECK – I opened my eyes and as they slowly adjusted to the light, they began to see… clearly. Colors were more vibrant. My eyes scanned from one object to another as my mind tried to process this new reality. I could actually see the people on the TV and I could read the scrolling news bar. I ...

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Keep on giving…

BY LEANN DILBECK – Wanting to do for others, to serve others, to encourage and uplift others is a blessing, right? David and I are big believers of ‘love in action.’ Whether it’s for a family member, friend, or for a complete stranger, we all have the opportunity each and every day to do a kind and thoughtful deed that ...

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Birthday Blessings, America!

BY LEANN DILBECK – A nighttime aerial view of our nation’s capital was my first glimpse of this great city as the plane prepared for landing in Washington DC and made quite an impression on a young, bright-eyed, ambitious, and very southern 24-year old. My welcome crew took me for a nighttime site seeing tour of the National Mall. I ...

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At the root of it all…

BY LEANN DILBECK – I sunk my bare toes into the dirt. Ahhh… therapy. A busy life with a job full of deadlines and demands, two energetic teenagers and an even more energetic husband that all love to work hard and play hard, who would imagine that sinking my toes in fresh dirt would be so therapeutic? God knew. My ...

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Laugh often…

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 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 blood ...

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