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    Church During the Time of Covid-19

    I don’t really talk about my religious beliefs much, but since this is my IMHO blog, it’s all fair game here. I just haven’t. For one, I find that religion is one of topics that can get people very ‘heated.’ Especially here in the United States, where everything (and I do mean everything) is political in some way or another For another thing… as a Christian here in the United States, I feel very misrepresented by what passes for main-stream Christianity in my country. The ‘Christians’ who have the loudest voices seem to the be ones most willing to bend the word of God to fit their needs, rather than…

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    Not the Same

    I’m not really going to talk about what’s happening at the border. I’m not. It’s a horrible, inhumane thing and there has got to be a better way. No. What I want to talk is this meme and the others like it I’ve seen on FB this past week. Do you how many friends and even family I’ve been tempted to block because of these memes? Seriously. It’s very eye-opening to see how truly ignorant people I thought to intelligent actually are. At least as far as military families are concerned. I’ll start by clarifying – my husband retired after twenty years in the US Navy back in 2014. As…

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    Thoughts and Prayers

    I have mixed feelings about the phrase “our thoughts and prayers are with you.” On one hand, it is the appropriate response when someone you know is going through a tough time. A disease, the death of a loved one, loss of a job, etc. Sometimes, just knowing that someone else sympathizes and is praying for you helps lift spirits and makes you feel the burden a little less. Sometimes, it’s the only thing that speaker can do. Maybe you live half way across the country, so they can’t stop in with a hot casserole and a shoulder to cry on. Maybe they’re too far away to drop by for…

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    Big Changes in 2018

    If you’re following this blog, you might have noticed a lot if posts about my weight loss surgery and the subsequent weight loss. So you’re reading this and looking at the title of the post and thinking… That’s a big change. You’d be right, too, but that’s not the event which promoted this post. You see, for the last 17 years, I have been, for various reasons, a stay-at-home mom. With my DH being in the Navy and subject to being deployed a LOT, it made more sense to be home with My Girl and Little Dude. To be able to care for them and be available for things like…

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    Crying for the Future

    Dear Bernie, Please keep on keeping on, doing your job as only you can, and please please please PLEASE come back to us in 2020. No matter what anyone else says, especially not the established Parties, you are one who should be president right now.  The one who truly could have ‘made America great,’ not by your political inffluence or boardroom experience, but by your heart. Because you truly love your country and want what no other politician today does – for us to be better than we are now.  Not stay the same.  Not go back to the past.  But to reach for a better tomorrow. As each day…

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    I Hate Exercise

    There is no easy or kind way to say this.  I hate exercise.  I’m not the type of person who jogs or bikes or rows or whatever as a hobby.  I don’t play sports.  I actually kind of suck at sports. I like to swim, but since we moved and no longer have a pool, going swimming means going to a public pool and being SEEN in a bathing suit.  And the public pool is mostly filled with little kids, since it’s part of the YMCA here and their daycare let’s the kids swim all day (with parental permission) and yeah… not worth it for me. I like to walk,…