Sharon Mindy

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October 2019

Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

Bed-warming Options: Pros & Cons

This post is written in honor of all those wonderful places that are experiencing cooler fall weather, especially at night. If you live in a place that gets really chilly toward the end of the year, sometimes socks or flannel sheets aren’t enough. Here’s my review of all your various bed-warming options (feel free to comment with any I’ve forgotten): 1. Husband Pros: You get a heat source that’s the same size as your body — or larger — that  ...

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On the Lighter Side

Traditions that Need to Go Out of Style: “Mr.” and “Mrs.”

….Specifically, teaching children to call their elders “Mr.” and “Mrs./Miss.” I suppose it’s a nice gesture. Truth be told, I probably would encourage my own kids to do it. Not because I’m personally sold on its importance, but to avoid offending that one cantankerous person who will surely get bent out of shape if addressed by their first name. (I’m not necessarily a conflict avoider, but I do choose my battles.) Really, though, the whole  ...

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Faith & Spirituality

A Tradition That Needs to Die

For those of you out there with blood pressure that’s in a low enough range that you wouldn’t mind bringing it up a few notches, I have just the thing: the disingenuous idioms Christians have latched onto in order to avoid speaking words associated with death and dying. Death is the “doorway to the new life.” Funerals are “home-going celebrations.” Dying is “going home to be with the Lord” or “being ushered into His presence” or  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

I Left My Heart in California

I never loved going to the beach. I didn’t hate it, exactly, but I could take it or leave it. It was a nice place to watch the sunset. It was also a bit of long drive to go and spend all day with burning sun and biting wind in your face. To wade around in brackish water that, after about five minutes, ceased to be exciting. To sit in the sand and eat soggy sandwiches that, no matter what, always managed to have as much sand and grit in them as ham or peanut butter. In fact, the sand  ...

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