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This new series invites you to explore the special days of summertime and experience growth in your understanding and appreciation of each one.
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In this blog, I am expressing the joys of a good relationship with family.  Giving and receiving love is one of the great essentials of healthy living.  Take time to build and maintain loving relationships with your family.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
“It’s Springtime and the young man’s fancy turns to  — —  ‘Baseball.’”  Did you hear that statement as you were growing up?  Maybe we more appreciated the original statement (“It’s Springtime and the young man’s fancy turns to Love”) - but who doesn’t enjoy a night at the stadium watching a baseball game!  
I don’t remember ever having any involvement with baseball games in my youth, but being married to a man who was offered a Baseball scholarship, but instead, chose to train and accept the
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
An Unexpected Summertime Experience
It was indeed an extraordinary summertime growing experience as I accepted an invitation to attend a “Patriotic Party” last night at the Crystal Cathedral to celebrate a person’s having been sworn in the day before as a United States Citizen.  I had never been to a celebration of a person’s United States Citizenship.  In fact, I had never heard of a celebration of citizenship  —  And I am so glad I went. I believe there should be more such celebrations.
The evening began with the Pledge of
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Sunday, June 22, 2008
Growing Through Summertime
Do you like Summer Time as much as I do?  It just seems like every day is filled with really special events and pleasure.  Look at this list of special days of Summer Time.  
Just prior to the “official” summertime, there was Mother’s Day, the special day we choose to recognize and honor Mothers , remembering them with special love and gifts in appreciation of their unselfish, unending gift of life and nurture to each of us.  
Then comes Memorial Day, thought of as the “official” beginning
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Saturday, May 31, 2008
Building a Family of Faith
I’ve written about ‘Enjoying the Family’, ‘Keeping the Family’s Love Bank Full’, ‘Giving Your Family the Gift of Respect’, and ‘Laughing With Your Family’, and now I write about Building a Family of Faith’.  A large percentage of Americans say this is a very important issue for them, and that’s good.  So just how do we do that?  Maybe my story will help.
I am so appreciative that the faith of my parents, — the Christian Faith, the belief that God loves me and that Jesus, the Christ, gave His
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Thursday, May 15, 2008
Laughing With Your Family
Human beings love to laugh, and we’re told the average adult laughs 15 - 17 times a day. That’s good, because, as they say, “Laughter is the best medicine.”  It gives us better health, better relationships, and better lives. Researchers are estimating that laughing 100 times is equal to 10 minutes on the rowing machine or 15 minutes on an exercise bike. Laughing has been called “inner jogging” because every system in our body gets a workout when we have a hearty laugh.  
 Laughing for better
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