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Food – friend or foe?

Ever since I can remember, food has been my answer to just about everything. Celebrating a victory? Out to dinner! Drowning in the sorrows of a terrible horrible no good very bad day? Ice cream - … more

Time is on my side, yes it is

I turned 41 years old this year, and I feel every bit of 41 years old. Some of my high school friends have grandchildren. My parents are almost 70. Whaaaat? I used to be the youngest … more

Phobias and favorites

My daughter’s preschool recently had the kids do an “All About Mom” questionnaire, and her answers were every bit as epic as I could have hoped they’d be. Apparently, my 3- (and a half) … more

Paralysis becomes a blessing in disguise

I came to know Christ at a young age and surrendered my life to Him as a young teenager. When I was a teenager God began stirring in me a real heart for children, especially those who were … more

What moms are made of

Moms are the best. There’s arguably no one who knows me better than mama, accepts me more completely for who I am, or loves me like her. I’m blessed to have a great relationship with my mother. … more

Woods, waters and wildlife: Snapper season expanded

It looks like Texas red snapper fishermen will see a season in federal waters that is 40 days longer than last year’s season. That’s just in federal waters; in state waters – those out to … more

The best books of all time

I had some difficulty coming up with a book for this week’s review, so I Googled “best books” to get some inspiration. While the list doesn’t particularly surprise me, although admittedly … more

‘The Post’ is a layered suspense home run

In a world today where some of the core values and the general purpose of journalism has been pushed to the forefront of the public’s scrutiny, it isn’t easy to objectively look at one of the … more

You can’t always get what you want

There’s something so freeing about driving around town on a beautiful day, blaring music, and singing your heart out. Half the time I don’t know the words and butcher the melody, but it still … more

It’s a good time to be a journalist

There’s a lot of talk about fake news and a lot of criticism about how journalists are covering the current U.S. president. There’s debate over global warming and sexual harassment and foreign … more

‘A Good Life’ inspires, encourages

When The Sealy News added book reviews to its repertoire this year, I was concerned that they wouldn’t resonate with the public. I have very specific genres that I read: “Beach read” … more

Thriller keeps readers guessing

My sister has a theory that if you and your significant other can’t decide on a movie to watch together, always choose the action one. Romantic comedies often fall flat and just aren’t … more

A guide to traveling with sick kids

Beware: this is not for the weak at heart… or the weak in the stomach. I’d like to share a few tips I learned from our recent travels with sick kids. If you don’t laugh, you will cry. So I … more

We need to talk about Luke Bryan

I am a huge fan of reality television. I love the Real Housewives but I am not wealthy or a wife or a homeowner. I love cooking shows but I’m not a good cook. I love singing competitions but I am … more

‘The Last Supper’ commentary still rings true

Today’s world can be really ugly. Talking politics has the high likelihood of turning volatile among family, friends or co-workers quickly. Whether you support the president or not, everyone has an … more

Let yourself indulge in a funny read

For those of us who are avid readers, the humor genre is sort of the tilapia of the bookstore, while Tolstoy and Thoreau are the filet mignon. Comedy books are cheap, generic and simple. They’re … more

Miracles happen

After church on Easter Sunday, we were driving over to my parents’ house when we saw a dog standing on the side of the road just outside of our neighborhood park. The pup had a collar, but we could … more

The Call

I met the father of my two oldest children when we were teenagers, around age 15. We ended up in a very long, very difficult relationship. If I had to pick three words to describe it, they would be … more

‘Hours’ is an underrated suspense thriller

As a young adult without any children and someone who fortunately hasn’t been put in any serious life or death situations, it’s not easy for me to relate to anyone in either situation. It may … more

Shout out to the mamas

Stepmommin’ ain’t easy. I do not have any children, and I have difficulty keeping plants and pets alive, so the good Lord knew what He was doing when He opted a hard pass on this option in my … more
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