Category: Make Me Think Monday

What to do as Winter gives way to Spring

I read in a weather blog recently that “February is not Houston’s prettiest month” and I have to say, how true. February in Texas is the March of mountain states. Both are the months when Mother Nature is …

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Valentine cards – the legend and origin

As a writer of love stories, February 14th is one of my very favorite holidays. As a history buff, I love the legend and the origin of sending valentine cards. Valentines are the mirror of romance. The LEGEND …

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It’s February and Love is in the Air

Hearts are everywhere. Commercials are pushing chocolates, wine, fancy dinners, lingerie, and Hallmark cards. Florists are offering specials on roses. Love songs flow from the airways. The commercialization bothers me a bit. The statistics stagger me. The National …

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Starting 2019 with S.M.A.R.T. goals

It’s the end of January. By now, I’m guessing that one or more of your New Year’s resolutions has already failed. Statistics back me up. According to U.S. News approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week …

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Starting 2019 with Martin Luther King

Today we honor Martin Luther King, the symbol for non-violent protest since the sixties Civil Rights Movement. His leadership in a trying time inspired change. He stirred, and still stirs, our conscience with his words. Here are some …

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Starting 2019 with a Story

To start our new year off on a writerly foot, I’m sharing a Christmas short story by my grandson. Morgan is a student at Southwest Baptist University and writes for their Student Media Organization newsletter INFUSE. “The Bicycle” …

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Fruitcake Facts, Folly, and An Offer

Christmas means fruitcake time. It’s the most belittled icon of the season. I’m a fruitcake lover and this is such a sad, sad thing to me. Johnny Carson began the trend of fruitcake bashing with his comment that …

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Family Traditions around the Thanksgiving Table

Our children are married with families of their own and some of their children are married so our attendee number for holidays varies every year. This Thanksgiving we were only missing the members living out-of-state. The rest of …

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Why Red and Blue for Political Parties?

Mid-term Election 2018 campaigning is over. No more political robocalls. No more political ads. Are you as relieved as I am? There’s a no politics policy here on the blog so we’re not discussing election results. Instead, we’re …

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Two Ways to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

I know blogging about thankfulness and gratitude in November is cliché, but what better time to focus our thoughts on thankfulness and gratitude. After all, we do celebrate Thanksgiving Day in America this month. Too often, though, our …

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