Karla’s Korner: Love Beyond the Valentine


Love Beyond the Valentine…. Love, defined by the Webster online dictionary is “a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person; an attraction that includes physical desire or the strong affection felt by people who have a romantic relationship.” I’ve also heard love referred to as a verb, an action or way of behavior. It’s no secret that I am head over heels in love with my husband David. He is my heart, soul and the love of my life. Our love is just that, it’s ours and completely ...

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My Advice for a Successful Relationship

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I am sure if you have been following this site you know I am married. I know collective sigh from all the single guys. Kidding! I have been with my husband for over 18 years now. I can't imagine my life without him. I do however think relationships take work. They take a lot of work even if you are with the perfect person it still takes work. It is one of the secrets to a happy marriage.  I am often asked how do you make it work? How do you have a successful relationship? I think beyond ...

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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 ...

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Karla’s Korner: A Love Letter


A Love Letter Twenty-Six Years: A Love Letter They met while working at a small liberal arts college in August 1987; she was just 19 and he was 25. Both had known love before and both had lost. Drawn to one another from the beginning it seemed that their “chance” meetings became more frequent; less chance and more purpose. Small chats turned into long talks, weak knees, fluttering hearts and hopes that she would spot him on her walk to the campus post office. He was quiet and nervously ...

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My Husband and I have nothing in common…and that’s ok!


My Husband and I have nothing in common...and that's ok!   I find that inspiration from blogging can come from anywhere, something I saw on TV, funny things my little girl does, or conversations with my husband like the one I had this morning. It was a simple conversation about the way we liked a certain food cooked. Every morning (err...afternoon for most people, my husband works nights) we watch The Chew together before my husband has to leave for work, we use this time to catch ...

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Karla’s Korner: Learn to Love Yourself

Learn to Love Yourself

Learn to Love Yourself Learn to Love Yourself Right Now. One of my favorite spots in my house is the chair by my bed. The nearby window allows the morning sun to shine through and the moonbeams to peek through the shades in the dark of night; and if I’m lucky I will experience both the sun and moon each day giving me a beautiful beginning and end to each day. As much as I enjoy my time in my special spot I have not always taken the time to do so. For so many years I filled my time with tasks ...

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Karla’s Korner: Unconditional Love Lessons from Sweetie


Karla's Korner Unconditional Love…Lessons from Sweetie Have you ever met someone so full of grace and selfless love that in spite of their own hardships or physical discomforts they think of others first? Someone who lives life based on faith and love of their Creator not for recognition but because it’s in their soul? It’s a rare and beautiful gift to know someone like this; my friend Sweetie (Carole) is that person; a gift to so many. ...

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Canvas Painting Ideas for Kids

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Simply Crafty Sunday "Love" Hand and Footprint Canvas Painting Ideas for Kids   Valentines Day is almost here, and if you are looking for a super sweet present to give (or keep for yourself), then you will love this DIY "Love" Hand and Footprint Canvas Painting Ideas for Kids! This is a great gift to make for grandparents, aunts and uncles, or to hang in your own living room! My little girl loved helping me make this, and other than having to buy the canvas, we had all we needed at ...

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Karla’s Korner: Friendships of the Soul


Friendships Friendships of the Soul….. I have this thought rolling around in my head; one that can be adapted to many situations. Can a person love another person without having ever met the; can you really know a person without having ever met them face to face? Can you be friends with someone without having ever met them? While most would answer “no” my answer is “yes!” When I started writing nearly four years ago I had no idea the volume of people my words would reach. I had absolutely ...

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Thought for the Day from Karla’s Korner: Love is Forever


Thought for the Day: Love is Forever Love is Forever Love according to my online dictionary is defined as a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. This little four letter word has a wide variety of meanings and is commonly used in everyday language as a means of affection. But what does it mean? We use the word love quite often in our daily conversations. Quite often we profess our love of food, music, sports, books, etc. when sharing our feelings and ...

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