Karla’s Korner: Looking Beyond the Fog

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Looking Beyond the Fog Looking Beyond the Fog: Working Toward Meeting Our Life Goals Her name was Florence Chadwick and at the age of 34 she wanted to become the first woman to swim from Catalina Island to Palos Verde on the California coast. It was July 4, 1952 the water was frigid and the fog hung on the water like a thick curtain shielding her from seeing anything around her. She was tired, cold and despite the encouragement from her trainer and mother who were in a boat next to her she … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Beef #KnowYourBeef

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post courtesy of The Motherhood and Beef It’s What’s For Dinner, but all opinions expressed are 100% mine. How to Save Money on Beef Have you noticed just how much grocery prices have risen? It seems like everything I buy for my family has gotten more expensive. I try to add a variety of different foods and vegetable to each meal, but beef has always been a family favorite. We love burgers, steak, meatballs, pot roast, pretty much anything made with beef is … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner – Fences: Opening Up and Reaching Out

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Karla's Korner Fences: Opening Up and Reaching Out I love country music, NASCAR and life in a small town. I grew up on a small poultry farm in rural Virginia. We had our own cow that my daddy milked by hand every day. We drank that milk without any processing other than straining it through a cheese cloth into a jar. We made ice cream, ate fresh eggs from the chickens on the farm, raised pigs, processed our own beef, pork and chicken. We made homemade apple butter, canned vegetables from our … [Read more...]

Get ready for the holidays with your free iMyne membership!

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Get ready for the holidays with your free iMyne membership! Have you heard of Imyne? The holidays are fast approaching, can you believe there is only 9 more Fridays until Christmas!? Are you thinking about what gifts you are getting for your friends and family yet? I know I am, and I know I'm going to save some money and help a good cause while I do it! How you ask? With my iMyne account! iMyne is a company that wants to help you save some money on your online shopping, and it wants to give … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Celebrating the Choice of Love

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Karla's Korner: Celebrating the Choice of Love Celebrating the Choice of Love Twenty-five years ago a young farm girl met a handsome fella from North Carolina in front of a little country church, exchanged a few vows and set out on a journey that would tell the story of their lives. This past weekend that former farm girl fancied up her hair, put on a new dress, pointy toed shoes and walked up the aisle again with that handsome fella from North Carolina wearing a suit, tie and great big … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Childhood Friends….An Unbreakable Bond

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Childhood Friends Childhood Friends….An Unbreakable Bond Famed British author Alexander McCall Smith wrote "You can go through life and make new friends every year - every month practically - but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.” … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Hello Fall

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Hello Fall Hello Fall…Embracing Life One Season at a Time… It’s 6:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning as I trudge down the steps with bed head and sleep still wanting to linger in my eyes; somehow my husband convinced me that it was my turn to take the dog out. Opening the sunroom door, I stepped outside with bare feet and was met with a cool breeze blowing across my face as a slight chill slipped up my spine. Ahh fall, how I’ve missed you. Most mornings I encourage my dog to hurry up and “go” … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner – Roots: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

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Karla's Korner Roots: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles Roots: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles Once in a while I take a few minutes to walk around my yard, watch the critters that live there and pull a few weeds from the mulched ground. Recently I noticed a small pine tree growing in the rocky area near the side of my house. Not much taller than an inch the little evergreen stood tall in spite of it’s not so ideal living conditions. Reaching down to pull it out of the driveway something tugged at my … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Living in Grace and Forgiveness

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Karla's Korner Living in Grace and Forgiveness Living in Grace and Forgiveness…. My Sunday school class has been focusing on membership and what it means not only to be a member of the United Methodist church but what it means to be a member of a group, team, club etc. Like everything in life, my faith journey is an ever evolving lesson. At the end of our study, our church will welcome new members into our church. It is an exciting time to say the least. Focusing on what it means to be a … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Planting Seeds

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Planting Seeds…. Living in a rural community brings about a lot of opportunity to see nature up close. One of my greatest joys is being able to ride for miles along country roads and enjoy the scenery; hay bales dotting the fields, baby deer frolicking along behind their mother, squirrels darting back and forth gathering their winter harvest and wild flowers sprinkled along the edge of the road. Wild flowers always intrigue me because they just happen to pop up quite often in rather unusual … [Read more...]