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The worst holiday of the year is closing in on us. Yes, Valentine’s Day. When men everywhere panic. Wives feel pressure to be positive about almost any thoughtful gesture. Single women mourn their lack of love. What’s not to love? more
A professional woman with a solid reputation and strong morals in her forties doesn’t get roofied, right? Especially not at a professional meet-and-greet the night before she is scheduled to address a large conference of her engineering peers. By a colleague she worked with for years? And yet, my friend Mary Ottman is not alone. Other professional women have whispered privately of awaking in terrifying circumstances, amidst confusion and horror, unable to speak or defend themselves. more
Don’t forget the last day to register to vote for the March primary is Monday, February 5th. To find out how to register to vote, where you can vote in your local communities, and educate yourself on what will be on the ballot, please visit www.votetexas.gov. Here are five things happening around your state this month: more
I was a little naive. For starters, the radio station I was contracting with immediately dropped my show because of one taboo topic. Oh, that’s right. I forgot that there was a time when I, too, was afraid of the word abortion. more
She arrived at community movie night in the park with her two small boys. She grappled with a load of blankets, lugging the cart, strollers, and everything else. She pushed down her feelings of jealousy as she noticed families with two parents wrangling the kids and juggling the picnic baskets together. more
I first met Darlene Marshall at an event for Discovery Science Place. Her obvious love of kids, education, and her beautiful spirit drew me to her instantly. I knew immediately we were going to be life-long friends. When I found out Tony Johnson was her brother, I about fainted. Could two such outstanding humans share the same family? I took them right up on their offer to worship one Sunday at Corinth Baptist because I wanted to meet the rest of this amazing family. more
Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were filled with family and friends, as I know mine were. Here are five things happening around your state this month: 1. Preserving the Alamo In 2015, the Texas Legislature dedicated $32.5 million, as well as $75 million in 2017 for upgrades and preservation of the Alamo. Earlier this month, the Senate Finance Committee held a meeting to discuss how the General Land Office (GLO) was using this funding. more
Good men are hard to find. Yet, our culture cries out for them. This was a tough year because we lost two good men from the same family right here in Bullard. If you knew Jim McKellar or Todd Anderson, you know what I mean. The thing is, we have more than our fair share of good men in Bullard. Please forgive me, if I overlook anyone by focusing on these two. more
Lively. That’s the best word to describe the funny, smart, active young people who visited us recently from Israel. We felt so fortunate to be a short stop on their tour to sing and dance across America as part of a cultural exchange celebrating the city of Ariel, Israel. As I prepared to feed young people from a different part of the world, I pondered a significant question. “Is that kosher?” more
I met Frankie Picasso because of Dynamic Women. Don’t ask me how a small town gal like me got on a program like Dynamic Women. It’s gotta be proof God has a sense of humor. In each episode, strong women prove that folks can still have civilized conversations without actually arguing. more
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