Family

Time Out for Moms

Dena Dyer, author of Grace for the Race: Meditations for Busy Moms, is no stranger to a busy life. Being a wife, a mom to 6 year old Jordan and 1 year old Jackson, a writer, speaker and singer/actress, she plays the balancing act every day. “God has used motherhood to teach me so much–I’m very grateful for that!” said Dyer. “Their dad, my hubby Carey, gives me unconditional support.” Dyer inspired to write Grace for the Race after looking…

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Conference on Family Wellness

Lipscomb University’s 2005 Conference on Family Wellness  presents Mark Gungor and “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” April 11. The conference will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Willard Collins Alumni Auditorium, on the campus, located at 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville. Mark Gungor, of Laugh Your Way America, is a nationally-known therapist, lecturer and comedian on the topic of strong marriages. He uses a humoristic approach to the subject that appeals especially to men, said Dr. John Conger, professor…

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Mourning Into Joy

The late 80’s and early 90’s were very difficult years for the Darden family as my mother and my father were both in the end stages of terminal illnesses. My mother fought a ten-year battle against cancer and my father was gradually succumbing to Alzheimer’s at the same time. I lost my mother in May of 1991 and my father passed away in August of 1993. I was devastated by the double loss, and during the next two years lost…

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Nashville: Miracle Myles & The Big Beautiful Basement

Six-year-old Myles Pope, dubbed “Miracle Myles” for beating the odds of a life threatening disease, declares his favorite “cartoon” as VeggieTales® on TLC’s acclaimed While You Were Out reality show.  The show featuring Myles and his family, titled Nashville: Miracle Myles & The Big Beautiful Basement, runs Sept. 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET and re-runs Sept. 30 at 12:00 a.m. ET. Following Barry and Shawn Pope’s decision to sell their home to help pay for expensive hospital treatments for son…

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Support the Boy Scouts of America

3/18/04 A former Boy Scout leader in Los Angeles has been arrested for molesting a series of boys between April and November, 2003. Victor Debose, 37, faces 13 counts of molestation and three counts of willful harm to children under his supervision as a Scout leader. This illustrates the need to protect the Boy Scouts of America from homosexual predators. Support the Boy Scouts of America 4/9/02 While the Catholic church is in turmoil for their failure to prevent sexual…

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Super Bowl Letdown

Former “Facts of Life” star Lisa Whelchel discusses the incident with Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake at the 2004 Superbowl. I am deeply disturbed by what happened during last night’s halftime show of the Super bowl. I was downstairs cleaning up the kitchen when the halftime show began and when I overheard the lyrics of the songs I went upstairs to have the kids switch the channel. Too late! When it was over I called my mother and said, “Did…

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American Family Association Denounces New Perfume Marketing Campaign

The American Family Association has written a letter which is making the email rounds; I have received it twice this week. Because I work part time at Hechts Department store (a part of the Mays chain of stores) where I was hired as a fragrance specialist for the evening shift, I was made keenly aware of the following info when this product came into Hechts in mid September. Thankfully, after heavy local opposition, Hechts Bellevue Center was told to remove…

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Everybody Needs Good Manners

Does it seem like you kids have forgotten their manners lately? Interrupting while you’re on the phone? Eating like little Goops at the table? Whining at the supermarket? Talking too much in class? What’s a parent to do? Meet Miss Manners! Judi Vankevich, former Paris fashion model-turned-manners-mentor, has been called the “Martha Stewart of Manners”, inspiring children of all ages to practice and live with good manners. OK, so you’re looking at your kids and wondering just what kind of…

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MomTime Get-A-Way

“A MomTime Get-A-Way is an overnight slumber party for moms. Food, Faith, Fellowship and Fun are the four main ingredients and the goal is to refresh, pamper and inspire the woman in “Mommy”. The source, of course, is the joy of the Lord. The FUN begins Friday evening with a “MomTime Celebration”, two hours of nonstop laughter. We will play “icebreaker” games, give away door prizes, free-throw miniature Snickers into the crowd and, overall, act like little girls again. As…

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One Letter

What’s the power of a letter? Have you seen with your eyes or felt with your heart all that a letter can convey? I have. It can bring everything from anger, frustration, annoyance, and faithlessness to comfort, peace, relief, and pride. The distinction is all in the eye of the beholder. Having grown up a relatively malleable young woman, I never would have imagined that I myself could wield a force with a single letter to upset the delicate balance…

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