Some encouraging things I've seen happen during the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic make me hope our society will never return exactly to the way things were before. Specifically, I've watched churches, neighborhoods, and families reach beyond themselves to give and help others in ways that we don't normally see during prosperous, healthy times. It's been a true blessing for me to watch these sacrificial acts of giving, and a challenge for me to consider how I can do so too. In 201
Today, after nearly 47 years of working at the same place, my husband, Bob, retires. When he started working, the summer after his 1973 high school graduation, the place was called Chef Boy-Ar-Dee. Today it has been renamed ConAgra Foods. It has seen so many changes over the years. We've planned for this day for years, saved for it, dreamed of what retirement will be like, and counted down the workdays throughout the entire last year. To celebrate, we were booked on a flight
I've been dreaming of beach vacations and trips up into the mountains a lot lately. No doubt, because the Coronavirus stay-at-home restrictions tell me I can't go right now, I want to go more than ever. I remember the first time I saw the Atlantic Ocean. My parents took my two brothers and me on a little vacation to Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. As we pulled into town and turned onto the correct road, we drove parallel to the ocean. When we found our motel and turned into the p
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