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Jon Drury flew transport over Vietnam. He pastored for over 40 years. Married to his beloved wife, Beverly, they raised a family, blessing countless folks along the way. I met him at a writers’ conference where aspiring authors joyfully tapped into his ready wisdom. He’s well-known on the West coast for helping other authors. Yet, this hero of a man dubbed himself the “self-crowned king of failure.” more
Oh, how I miss the days of paint spills and paper cuts (covered in princess band-aids, of course)! As summer winds down, curing boredom in creative kids is the last item on our back to school checklist. My all-time-favorite project was glow-in-the-dark pillow cases. We graduated to other glow-in-the-dark creations, too, as the kids grew up. Oh, the joys of playing chase outside in glow-in-the-dark T-shirts after dark! more
Fake News. We hear about it all the time. It makes you wonder if the press can be trusted. Does a free press still serve the purpose our forefathers intended? Certainly truth and freedom are deeply connected. Americans think speech should come naturally, freely. We take a lot for granted when it comes to communication. Probably because we’re spoiled rotten by the blessing of free speech. more
On July 4, we will celebrate our nation’s freedom. That day in 1776, after the Declaration of Independence was signed, marked the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. I hope you are able to celebrate with fireworks, friends and family as I know I will be. more
Chris Legg recently came on Fireside Talk Radio and shared his best life hacks for fathers. Defining Fatherhood We all have ideas about fatherhood. How would you define fatherhood? About comforting? Protecting? Providing? Naturally, given that it’s Chris, there’s nothing standard about his definition of fatherhood. more
But what about girls? Our heart breaks at the way girls are often treated these days. Sadly, young women may not realize they are worthy of first-rate treatment. Don’t young girls need healthy male role models, too? more
On Thursday, June 14, we will commemorate the adoption of our country’s flag with 13 stars and stripes to represent our nation and our founding colonies. With 50 stars in our current flag, our pride for our country stays strong. Here are five things happening around your state this month: more
Between the upcoming shows with Tony Johnson and the challenging brain of Betsy Hahn, I’ve been thinking harder than I wanted to about mentoring. (For Betsy’s Questions 1-4, look for How to be a Single Parent Without Getting on Everyone’s Nerves) more
I first met Betsy Hahn through Women’s Fund. I like Women’s Fund because it allows middle-class gals like me to be big-giving philanthropists. How? By bringing together lots of generous women to pool our resources. At Women’s Fund events, I get to sit next to dynamic, talented, professional women, like my friend Betsy. more
One of the best blessings about building a social media platform is the amazing feedback I’m getting from other women, often anonymously. For instance, a treasured friend sent her perspective on staying untangled from the parenting triangle. She’s a gentle soul and not one for the spotlight. I think you will see her beautiful spirit in what she wrote. more
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