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What Do You Have

I Want A Do-Over!!!

It is in the spirit of only wanting to help others that I share any advice about raising athletes. My husband Carl and I certainly know that parenting is the toughest job we will ever have. Carl is often asked advice about training and technique by parents of young athletes. The fact that he is…
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China Cabinet and Tattoos

I found myself crying my eyes out when I was faced with the fact that there was no room for my china cabinet in the small home we were preparing to move into. I never considered myself much of a possession-loving person, but I could not believe how emotionally I was behaving. I started to…
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Add this high school football game day experience to your bucket list.

With my husband being a high school football coach in South Georgia and both of us growing up in Title Town USA where football dominates, we may think that only the lower 48 celebrates those Friday night rituals like we do. The fact is, although the climates and customs may vary, the impact this high…
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Is there life beyond the ballfield?

To say that sports has played a huge roll in my family’s life is an understatement. My husband received his education at Vanderbilt University on an athletic (football) scholarship and played professionally even having the chance to play in the Super Bowl. Three of our four children received full college athletic scholarships: one played professionally…
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Joy Restored Through A Puppy

When my husband Carl said he was going to get himself a dog for Christmas, I quickly responded, “Are you crazy? We are not getting another puppy!” He then explained that it did not have to be a puppy; an older dog would be just fine. Any thought of taking on a pet was more…
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Veteran’s Day to Remember

Having moved recently to a small town in South Georgia where my husband coaches, I seem to explore trying to get to know the people.  So today, Veteran’s Day, I decided to attend the local Veteran’s Day Parade. I stood on the street watching the Appling County High School JROTC lead the parade, followed by…
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What Do You Have

Lately, as I have been praying for God to move on behalf of my family, I’ve been directed to several Bible passages that have a common theme: evaluate what you have. 2 Kings 4:1-7-Elisha and the Widow’s Oil and Exodus 4:1-5- The Lord’s question to Moses “Lord, I have an extra vehicle. Is this a…
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Celebrating My Black Friends

I’ve been wanting to celebrate my beautiful black friends for a while, so with this being Black History Month, it seems to be the perfect time. Let me start by giving some background as to how I was raised. My dad was a farmer in South Georgia. We were taught to treat others with respect.…
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