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With the sunny weather in full force, the good produce is right around the corner. This past week I bought a bushel of South Carolina strawberries from the Bishops. One of my favorite things to enjoy in the summer is strawberry freezer jam. Actually, I love any kind of freezer jam. But it’s …

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Two weeks ago I told you how I came to understand that using the word “compromise” can lead to unintended consequences. I promised to give you more words that lead to my favorite lady –Miss-communication. I called them “Little foxes that spoil the vine”. A regular reader recognized the Bible…

In most counseling I do, I work with people to improve their communication skills. In a partner/spouse relationship I sometimes call it “Home Improvement”. People want to add a room and have the lumber. All those 2x4s are worthless unless they have nails to hold them together. In a relations…

This sunshine has been so amazing these past few weeks. With the warm weather comes more get-togethers with friends. Last week, I had my crew over for dinner and made a new recipe that had us going back for seconds—raspberry pork tenderloin. What I like the most about it was the flavors went…

If there is one thing that I can say that my step-mom passed down to me is her love for all things Kentucky. The Bluegrass state holds a special place in our hearts. When I was younger Laura made sure to teach me all about Kentucky traditions, and the Derby was by far one of our favorites. T…

One question I ask when I do group meetings on Communication Skills in Healthy Relationships is, “Yes or No  -  It is normal for couples to argue.” I rarely hear “No”. The standard response is, “Yes, everybody argues. People never agree on everything, they’re different. We all do it.” I answ…

One night we were sitting at home and our good friend, Bill Bisceglia, decided to pay us a visit. He brought along with him a treat that none of us had ever had before and let me tell you, we still can’t get enough of it!

A month ago I explained how the full moon’s meeting with the first day of Spring determined the date of Easter Sunday. Churches that follow that time line begin special events the week before Easter. This coming Sunday, April 14, follows the story of Jesus in the Gospels when he goes into Je…

When the Speaker’s gavel fell shortly before midnight on Thursday, March 28, the General Assembly adjourned the 2019 Regular Session sine die. Odd-year sessions are considered “short” because at 30 legislative days they are half the length of even-year sessions. However, there was no shortag…

One of the most prominent memories of my childhood was making breakfast for dinner with my grandparents. It was my absolute favorite meal, so we had it often. Our go to was always pancakes, eggs and sausage. Meme would let me stir the batter and she would fry most of them in the skillet, but…