Author Archives: caroletowriss

What Price Freedom?

An estimated 36 million people are living in slavery today. That’s more than the total number of people taken from Africa to America in the vast trans-Atlantic slave trade between the 17th and 19th centuries. SOURCE: GLOBAL SLAVERY INDEX 2013 That’s a … Continue reading

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A Heart of Thanks

We’d like to share some of the things we’re grateful for. What are you thankful for this week? Continue reading

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Sherlock, Shakespeare and Saxons

I am a word nerd. I love words. I love grammar. I love etymology. I love vocabulary. I know the difference between nauseous and nauseated, fewer and less, affect and effect. I know when to use who and whom. I cringe … Continue reading

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Wishing You Were Here

Tomorrow my baby girl leaves for Italy. For four months. She’s a junior in college, but she lives only forty minutes away and comes home three or four times a week, so she hasn’t really “gone” to college. This will … Continue reading

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Headaches and Happiness

I thought I was supposed to have this post up last week, but I spent most of Tuesday trying not throw up. I get migraines when it storms. I take medication to prevent that, but it doesn’t always work. I also … Continue reading

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Better Than A Bodyguard

As of last month, I have three teenagers in my home. Thankfully, my oldest turned twenty the day before Christmas so I don’t have four. She is living in an apartment while earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography … Continue reading

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I Choose Joy

Like most of us, I presume, I love Easter. Last Sunday our church was filled with joyful people, greeting each other with hugs and happy faces. The refrain of “Happy Easter” in different accents was like so many tinkling bells. … Continue reading

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