Karla’s Korner: Who Needs Labels?

Karla's Korner: Who Needs Labels?

Karla's Korner: Who Needs Labels? Who Needs Labels? When my son was little he would insist that I remove the tags from his shirts. “They itchy” he would complain until I removed them. Those tags or labels bothered him to the point where at that moment nothing else mattered. I remember when he was maybe five he asked me to remove a label at which point I asked “what if I want to give your shirts to someone else after you grow out of them and don’t know what size they are?” Looking at me as if ...

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Karla’s Korner: Digging for Treasure

Karla's Korner: Digging for Treasure

Karla's Korner: Digging for Treasure Digging for Treasure… A treasure is defined as “a concentration of riches, often one which is considered lost or forgotten until it’s rediscovered.” Quite often when we speak of a treasure we refer to material objects such as precious metals and gems often accompanied by a treasure map with “X” marking the spot. In searching for various definitions of the word treasure I stumbled upon a beautiful poem titled “What Is Treasure” (written by T. Lee). In ...

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Karla’s Korner: A Letter to the Joneses

Karla's Korner: A Letter to the Joneses

Karla's Korner: A Letter to the Joneses A Letter to the Joneses…. We all know that one family who somehow manages to make life seem perfect. Social media is saturated with pictures of exotic vacations, kids perfect grades, new cars, houses, lavish shopping trips; the list is endless. And if we admit it we have all found ourselves feeling a bit envious and try to keep up with them from time to time; they are the “Joneses”. Having had several conversations about “The Joneses” recently and ...

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Karla’s Korner: Dancing Through the Storm

Dancing Through the Storm

Karla's Korner: Dancing Through the Storm Dancing Through the Storm….. Growing up on a farm provided me with a lot of life lessons. I may look like a “city girl” now, but I still have country roots that keep me grounded in those lessons learned. While the main element of our small farm was poultry there were plenty of other animals to take care of. One of my favorite times of the year was when the momma hogs would deliver their piglets; lots and lots of piglets. We also had cows (one for ...

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Karla’s Korner: Living Life in the Present

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Karla's Korner Living Life in the Present Living Life in the Present: Lessons From a Friend He’s 16, a high school junior and unsure what he wants to do when he “grows up”; he is my son. In a recent conversation about graduation, college, what he wants to study and a possible career choice, Christopher threw his hands in the air and said “I just don’t know mom. I have no idea.” Taking a deep breath trying to gather just the right words of assurance for him my heart broke a little bit. As ...

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Karla’s Korner: Front Porch Moments

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Karla's Korner Front Porch Moments Front Porch Moments: Making the Effort to be a Front Porch friend…. So there we were riding through North Carolina recently on our way to spend a few days with our family. With my husband at the wheel I have nothing but time as we zip in and out of small towns and wind our way through miles and miles of fields full of crops; corn, cotton, soy beans and tobacco. Much of the time I am gawking out the window playing the game “Oh look at that pretty house” ...

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Karla’s Korner: The Geese in the Road

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Karla's Korner The Geese in the Road The Geese in the Road: Embracing Life’s Disruptions Having spent the weekend at a conference in Hampton, Virginia I found myself sitting in busy traffic watching the chaos of the city. Zipping through busy intersections trying to find our way around I was beyond thankful that my husband was behind the wheel. On our way to dinner on Saturday evening traffic came to an abrupt stop in the middle of a busy intersection. Much to our surprise the reason behind ...

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Karla’s Korner: Lessons in Living an Ordinary Life

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Karla's Korner The Prayer Box: Lessons in Living an Ordinary Life The Prayer Box: Lessons in Living an Ordinary Life It’s early morning; my family is sleeping soundly as I stare out the window from my usual writing spot. With ear buds spilling worship music into my ears and heart, I sip my coffee and reflect on the week’s events and the “to do” list written in my mind. There are runners, dog walkers and a few robins bouncing by my window; scenes of a simple Saturday morning in rural ...

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A Day in the Life of a WAHM

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A day in the life of a WAHM Happy Thursday everyone! As a blogger that (obviously) works at home, I get a of the  "What do you do all day?" questions. The short answer? I work, just like those moms that have a job outside the home. I also take care of my child and my home, just like the stay at home moms. I have the best of both worlds in my opinion, I am a Work at Home Mom!and I wouldn't have it any other way. Who else can get some work done in the middle of a spa day with their kid ...

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Karla’s Korner: Seasons of Life

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Seasons of Life Seasons of Life: Staying focused, finding happiness and seeking peace It’s Friday afternoon and as I stare out my bedroom window remnants of this week’s snow still sit in clumps along the outer edge of my yard. The week has played havoc on me emotionally filling me with questions, concerns and deep prayer. I welcome the weekend with open arms hoping that it creeps by a little more slowly than usual. When I stepped on the bathroom scale this morning my heart sunk a little ...

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