According to the common nutritional wisdom, families who sit down together for home-cooked meals tend to be both healthier and happier, and research for the most part supports that this is true.
But when a group of sociologists decided to study what it really takes to prepare a family dinner, they learned that all is not well in the kitchen. In fact, moms reported feeling pressured to live up ...
September 15, 2014 - 10:12am
Sense and Centsibility
A while back, I wrote a blog called Avoiding Beneficiary Horror Stories. At that time I discussed many potential problems that may arise when you dont review your forms periodically to ensure theyre accurate. Since then, I have come across a few other scenarios I wanted to share so you can avoid these unfortunate blunders.
Just like we were all born into this life, we will also pass away from ...
September 02, 2014 - 9:32am
Thoughts on Faith
in the Blue Ridge Mountains, eating corn fritters
and okra, passing the black-eyed peas. He loves
redbirds and kudzu, all that green tenaciousness.
He's not so much of a fan of men in white sheets,
gun racks, the Stars and Bars, but he's Jesus, so
he loves them anyway. The gospel of football
eludes him, but he sure likes to tailgate. He tells
me that all the commandments are really
August 16, 2014 - 2:11pm
Time at the Table
The holidays have become an endless marketing ploy to increase sales: GreyThursday, BlackFriday, Small BusinessSaturday, CyberMondayand now Giving Tuesday. While we all have our own ideas on what works or does not work for us, today is the day to give back and what a better way than with a gift option as well.
Our GivingTuesdayoption is a seasonal cookbook that also includes an ...
December 03, 2013 - 1:50pm
While this blog was originally intended to reassure my family and friends that I was indeed surviving the arctic tundra of Fargo, what it turned in to was a way for me to truly experience and enjoy the place I hadmoved to. In the beginning, I simply wrote about what I noticed around me. The food, the weather, the language and accents, etc. Eventually however, this blog inspi...
July 11, 2013 - 10:56am
Something incredible happened to a Muslim in Mecca, and he wanted to tell everyone about it. But when this man started talking about how he had seen Jesus Christ, he was thrown in jail, and then into a pool of rats. And thats when his story became even more amazing.
This story comes from Reuben David, a former journalism professor who has three masters degrees and now teaches and speaks in Ind...
November 14, 2012 - 2:46pm