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Honesty

I really hate winter, and find myself hibernating quite a bit. One way I cope is to re-watch some of my favorite movies. Last week was Braveheart. I particularly like it as it is based on the true story of the warrior William Wallace. It reminds me of the American Revolution, and man’s quest for Freedom. After that I watched “The Adjustment Bureau,” which is a fun romp dealing with some sort of Divine Determinism. The lead character’s determination to be free, such as it was, was cool. So, what does it mean to be free? In Braveheart, the Scots did...

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Fear of Pain

I’ve had three C-Sections in my life. One thing the doctors said about recovery was to take pain medicine before the pain hit hard. During those recoveries, I learned that pain meds, in and of themselves, do not help the body heal. In the C-Section case, they take the edge off so a girl will be willing to sit up and walk around. The movement of the muscles is what helps the body heal. Those were years ago and thankfully I’ve not had to have any other major surgeries, or been injured. Just recently I did have a very minor...

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Take Heed

When my third child, Bryson, was born, the other two boys were eight and six. One day the oldest came to me and said, “I know Bryson is the most important person in the family right now…” I don’t know what he was going to say because I didn’t let him finish! I explained that Bryson needed the most time and attention because he was a baby, not because he was more valuable than anyone else in the family. Recently, at fourteen, Bryson said something similar about the eldest! “Mom, he is getting what he wants and no one cares...