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The Balancing Act
A delicate balance of alignment is needed for almost everything we do in life.  If the scales are tipped too much one way or another, mechanisms get out of balance and fail to work properly.  Just standing still your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself.  That's a major accomplishment, and standing still is one of the easiest things we do on a daily basis.

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The Old-Fashioned Way
Why do old-fashioned ways for the most part seem better?  Why are we fascinated with the period in history that spans the 1800's?  Recently, we took a field trip to Conner Prairie, an outdoor, living museum that covers time from the end of the 18th century to the Civil War.  I was amazed at the simplicity of it all and the ingenuity it took just to have a comfortable place to sleep.  Birds had to be killed, cloth had to be

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Inspiration and Education for a Mother's Soul

May is the month we celebrate mothers.  If you are a mother, chances are, you could use a little "inspiration and education."  First some inspiration:  Did you know that the word mom spelled upside down = WOW?  That's because moms are W-onderful, O-verwhelmed, W-omen.  They are also S-plendid, T-alented, A-mazing and R-remarkable S-upports.  Which, by the way, spells S-T-A-R-S. 

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Finding a Miracle in a Rotten Egg

It happened yesterday at four o'clock in the morning as I was attempting to make my hard working husband breakfast.  I held the small, fragile, innocent-looking oval object in my hand and barely tapped the edge of a glass bowl. A sound like a twenty-two rifle echoed off the kitchen walls and shot through the house.  I wish that I could say that the sound was the only thing that hit the walls, but I can't.  The egg exploded with such force that fragments of shell were later found on the dining room floor.  And I wish I could say that the slimy green texture that splattered about and needed to be wiped up was the "foulest" part of all, but I can not lie.  Accompanying the scary sound and creepy consistency was a treacherous smell, that instantly made me gag.  Oh the horror! Oh the

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A Perfect Winter's Day With Cows
It started this morning around 11:00 am.  I'll called my nephew Charlie and asked if he wanted to go sledding.  His reply, "I was just getting ready to call you to see if you wanted to go."  I told him I'd pick him up in ten minutes.   My 18-year-old daughter, Kristin, her boyfriend, Cody and his sister, Jessica joined us.  We found the perfect  spot.  It was in the cow pasture and had a few brier bushes and sink holes, but if you were raised on a farm - this kind of stuff is expected and accepted when sledding.  The cows were very curious and watched us with their big round eyes.  Two of them actually started to follow us, and looked at us with questioning faces, as if to ask, "May we have a turn."  There are just some things that happen in the country that seem natural to me but very strange to most of the world. 

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