Flocked Trees, Christmas Ninjas And A Borrowed Miracle

Flocked Trees, Christmas Ninjas And A Borrowed Miracle

By Tracy Madlener It’s the holiday season once more and it never fails, I, Tracy Madlener become a mushy ball of sentimental goo with no rhyme or reason that even listening to Bruce Springsteen’s rendition of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” will put me in tears!  As soon as December 1 is marked off […]

Solidarity With All And For All – Help Those Helping Others

Solidarity With All And For All – Help Those Helping Others

By Barbara Farina   After the disastrous aftermath left by Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. and several countries in Central America suffering various disasters, physical damage to property and human loss, I cannot stop asking myself the same question I ask every year at this time. “How will all those people going to spend the […]

Hope Is The Greatest Gift Of All

Hope Is The Greatest Gift Of All

By Amanda Fox The holidays are a joyous time! What isn’t there to like about them? There are presents, people wishing us a happy whatever we celebrate, and oh, the food and seasonal snacks to die for! There are people, however, that aren’t overjoyed on the holidays. Some people might call them a Grinch, killjoy […]

Love, Life, and Family-Mend Fences at the Holidays

Love, Life, and Family-Mend Fences at the Holidays

By Carrie Eckles   December 25, 2012 will be my first Christmas without my mom. The furthest I’ve ever been away from her was a six hour drive. There isn’t a greater distance than the distance between life and death. And I’m not talking about the afterlife or how they’re in your heart—they’re always close […]

The Christmas Tree: Magic MUST Be True

The Christmas Tree: Magic MUST Be True

By Knikkolette Church One evening close to Christmas a few years back, a single mother came in to the “Toy Shop” a program MUST offers to families who could not otherwise provide a Christmas for their children. The mother came in with a look of sadness, almost despair. She knew she did not have the […]

The Christmas Spirit Foundation: Bringing Christmas To Troops Abroad

The Christmas Spirit Foundation: Bringing Christmas To Troops Abroad

By Alicia Taylor Many of us spend the Christmas holidays separated from our families by miles of distance.  We know they are safe.  We know that they, too, are celebrating around their own tree and, hopefully, missing us as well.   However, some of us have military family members stationed overseas.  They miss their homes […]

The Gift of Present

The Gift of Present

By Tracy Madlener Yooo hooo!  Yes, YOU… Did I get your attention?  Are you here with me?  Well you must be if you’re nodding your head wondering what the heck I’m talking about.  BUT, you’re here!  You’re here with me and no matter what I’m saying, you’re right here with me.  Yes, yes, I can […]

Toys For Tots: A Christmas Miracle We Can All Take Part In

Toys For Tots: A Christmas Miracle We Can All Take Part In

By Heather Jabusch Tis the season to give back.  Not only do we spend the holiday times getting presents for our loved ones, but we tend to find ways to give back to our communities and help out those that are less fortunate.  Whether you want to donate your time, money/gifts or place there is […]

Stop Watering The Weeds And Start Watering The Flowers!

Stop Watering The Weeds And Start Watering The Flowers!

By Amanda Fox   It’s time to stop watering the weeds and start watering the flowers! You might have snow on the ground or freezing temperatures where you are right now and think I’m crazy. I’m not talking about the weeds in your garden or lawn, I’m talking about the weeds in your life. We […]

Why Do Women have Sex? – A Question For The Ages

Why Do Women have Sex? – A Question For The Ages

By Amanda Fox Why do women have sex? It’s a question that has been around since long before the written word existed. It’s been over a century since various fields of science have tackled the question. Men, primarily, have spent over a hundred years, incalculable hours and who knows how much grant money looking for […]