Moving Forward

Do you remember looking at lists of ‘stressors’ and seeing your problems? Life happens. “Yes.” It is there. It’s OK to be upset or almost unglued, because ours is a common and real problem. That was yesterday. But here we are today, a widow. (I still don’t like the word.) Numb, puzzled, vulnerable, sad, frightened, angry, yet laughing at things most don’t find so funny. What has happened? We have experienced the top of the list item, ‘death of a spouse.’

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Featured Story Hattie McCoy

Hatie’s story is a departure from those you see here. She entered heaven decades ago. Grandma Hatie was an intriguing lady. She and Grandpa lived with us during his illness, and she lived with us much of her widowed life, which was probably 30 years. During the years I knew her, I listened to stories about her life in rural Kentucky, her thoughts on the Hatfields, her suiters, as she called them, and how she taught herself Algebra and Geometry. We never really talked of her widowhood. I was a young mother when she died, and probably consumed with parenting […]

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Teens and money

February 15, 2019

I’m Miriam  Neff-with STARTING OVER FINANCIALLY,-and I’m Valerie Neff Hogan, and we’re here to talk about money   M  Do teenagers care about money?  For sure.  A recent study showed that 60 percent of those surveyed said that learning about money management was a top priority.  Like learning to ride a bicycle, or a car, you learn by participation and practice.   V We started with small paid chores and small accounts of their own.  You’ll see their ‘money personality’ right away.   M  Proverbs  22: 6 says train a child on the way they should go and they’ll not […]

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Black History Month

February 15, 2019

February was designated Black History Month in 1926.  Chosen because Frederick Douglass, a renown black reformer and abolitionist was born February 14 and Abraham Lincoln who presided over the abolishment of slavery was born February 12   President Ford made the month official to encourage the too often neglected accomplishments of black Americans.   Douglass escaped slavery in Maryland and became a national leader in the abolitionist movement.  A great orator and writer, he was a consultant to Lincoln during the Civil war.  He lectured thousands on women’s rights as well.   We know he joined a black church and that […]

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