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    Raising Friendlies

    by: Esperanza Cherry   As parents we try to raise kind and loving children and in return we also want to see our children treated with love and kindness. It breaks our heart to see our children being mistreated or abused. We so quickly turn into Momma Bear to defend our child but do we protect the precious children of others with the same passion from our own kids? Are we more concerned that others are good friends to our children than we are about our children being good friends to them? So the question is, why isn’t our child’s lack of being a good friend being acknowledged? Maybe the…

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    One Bite At a Time – Deliciously E Review

    by: Erica McGowan   Bites This month’s bite comes from Haagen-Dazs ‘s new Artisan Collection that features various chefs, chocolatiers and people who create mouthwatering food. The Spiced Pecan Turtle co created with Chocolatier, Christopher Elbow, featuring his spiced pecan turtles, is a cool yet delightfully warm mouthful of chocolate ice cream, caramel swirls, and chocolate covered spiced pecans! You’ll wish for it never to end. Get it now while you can find it! Food Stop One could conjecture a while regarding the merits of a good breakfast. While traveling I delight in finding the best food around the country. This month’s feature is Southport Grocery & Café located at…

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    “Flawed” Love

    by: Esperanza Cherry   My head is pounding, it’s like I can hear and feel my heart beating in my head. My eyes are heavy as I open them to see the rising sun through my bedroom window; a sight I thought I would consider beautiful but instead I dread the blended color of reds and orange rising up to kiss the sky. The colors are a reminder that my time for sleep has ended even though it never really started. I guess my baby Milena takes the rising sun as a special message to her that her shift for keeping her mother up with her cries to rock her,…

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    True Love! Selfless or Selfish

    by: Zetta Johnson   We always hear the famous saying “love is an action word.” Sometimes, it can become very cliche. I must admit, to hear one say they love you but never show it would be very hard to believe. John 15: 13 says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” This a great example of the word “Love” in action. The scriptures let us know that Jesus sacrificed his life on the cross and that was the ultimate example of love. It doesn’t get better than that! His unselfish act to give his life for the world will…

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    Holiday Chronicles

    by: Brittny Loss   The Holidays are quickly approaching and we single women may start feeling the “blahs” and not even knowing why. Media and television portray a perfect holiday by spending it with that someone special… “every kiss begins with Kay’s Jewelers”. We often get caught up in what our friends talk about when going to spend time with their special man, meeting his family for the first time and what gifts they might be buying each other. Without even knowing it we allow the feeling of loneliness and emptiness to enter our lives. Lets take those feelings and replace them with family, love, and new experiences. In this…

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    I Choose Joy

    by: Zetta Johnson   I must admit my excitement for the holidays and the season change is just as giddy as when I was child. I loved walking into the stores and seeing the display of all of the harvest colors and the smell of cinnamon and Christmas music playing in the background as we shop.  This time of the year always seemed to bring out the best in people, with genuine smiles and hello’s.  And of course the preparation of  Christmas speeches and plays for the church and the pressure to make sure I memorized every line. Letting my parents know my Christmas list and making sure I stayed…

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    Confessions of a “New” Mother

    by: Esperanza Cherry   “ No! I don’t want to!” I heard a little boy scream as I saw his mother place him in the shopping cart. His screams continued as he kicked and cried trying to escape from where he was placed. I watched in horror and disgust as the mother did nothing to quiet him or scold him for his behavior. She continued to shop as if she was oblivious to the child’s outrage. As I saw his tomato red face filled with streams of snot and tears, the only thing I kept thinking was, when I have a child I will never let them act like that.…