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Receiving blessings at vacation Bible school

Coming home one Sunday from the family dinner after church, I said out of the blue, “I feel like we should volunteer for vacation Bible school.”

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Dixie Divas: Being born, raised poor can equate to wealth, riches

My people, as I have long said, were raised on hard times in the Appalachian foothills. I don’t know I had a grandparent who ever saw the sum of $500 at one time or even held a hundred dollar bill in hand.

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Dixie Divas: Time can melt away for your childhood friends

It was over Sunday dinner that my sister told me what I did not know.

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Dixie Divas: Cooking Thanksgiving food with a friend

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren’t planned. They’re born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

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Dixie Divas: Lightning strikes down memories

My sister and I stood in the charred remains of a life that once was and did not say a word. What was there to say?

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Dixie Divas: The great chain saw debate

To be honest, I was more than a mite worried. I was plenty worried.

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Dixie Divas: Miss Elinor’s thank you

It often amazes me how many words of kindness and encouragement I receive for the stories I tell.

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Dixie Divas: Conflict about the American Dream

You may be surprised to learn people sometimes disagree with me.

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Dixie Divas: Not pouring money into landscaping

Sometimes, I look across our yard and sigh somewhat woefully, “Too much of that stubborn red Georgia clay shines through.” I think, “Oh, one day.” I have been thinking this for six or seven years.

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Dixie Divas: Southerners justified for way of life on TV

Hollywood, more often than not, gets it wrong about the South in movies and television. When they do get it right, we Southerners are amazed and appreciative.

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