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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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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