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As I was sitting at home looking for something new to watch, the Netflix film “Uncorked” grabbed my attention. “Uncorked” has a compelling story that looks at the complicated relationships family members have with each other.

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“The road is long with many a winding turn that leads us to who knows where, who knows where, but I’m strong, strong enough to carry him – he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.” – The Hollies

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As we approach another week of uncertainty, it is challenging to say the least. Some are facing harder times than others but it is safe to say we are all being affected in some way. What seems to be making it harder for me, personally, is in the past when I’ve experienced a difficult week or…

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I have endured over two weeks of self-imposed isolation because of the deadly coronavirus that has swept the world. Nothing like this has been seen since the flu epidemic of 1918, when 50 million people died. So, it is a small price to pay, even if we have to stay isolated for many weeks. Bu…

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In light of the most recent updates regarding COVID-19, several cities and states have issued a stay-at-home mandate, and more will continue to do so in the days ahead. So, what does that mean for restaurants?

Matthew 19:26 (NIV) – Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: try to please everybody.” — Herbert Swope

Adrian Rogers, who was pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church of Memphis, Tennessee, once said, “If you want to know how rich you are, just make a list of everything you have that money cannot buy.”

I have decided I’m going to open a defensive riding school. Not defensive driving school – I had to go through one of those one time. The instructor said there is no such thing as an unavoidable accident.

The Waxahachie Chamber would like to feature a message from its president/CEO, Sandy King, on current events:

Narrative poetry or song lyrics are among my favorite collective treasures. I have written numerous lyrics myself, but mostly I enjoy the creative productions of many and various other authors and song writers who have touched my heart and my life with their beautiful descriptive words relat…

Amid all the craziness in the world, my wife, boys and I decided to take in a couple movies last week. With maybe 10 cars in the parking lot, a theater cleaner than I’ve ever seen and social distancing measures in place, it was as safe an activity we could find. We simply needed to get out o…

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He never grows faint or weary; His understanding is beyond searching out. He gives power to the faint and increases the strength of the weak. Even youths may faint and grow weary, and…

There are times in life I believe we lose sight of who God really is and how He is intertwined in our lives. It’s hard for us to understand just how big God is yet, at the same time, we don’t take a step or think a thought that He does not see or know. He’s bigger than we can comprehend, yet…

This is a story I wrote about Ronnie Dawson over four years ago, when WAXAJAM had just taken place and he was one of the deceased Waxahachie musicians we were honoring. This article was published in a local newspaper and I thought it was time to have it republished, in order to once again ho…

A century ago, Major League Baseball flourished in Waxahachie in the springtime. The Detroit Tigers, featuring the legendary Ty Cobb, trained here from 1916 through 1918. The following year, the Cincinnati Reds encamped here before embarking on their 1919 campaign that culminated with a Worl…

In his new film “The Way Back,” Ben Affleck shows audiences how pain and anger can tear people apart, leaving them isolated, alone and separated from the ones they love. The movie also portrays how there are people who are willing to help in those moments.

If you have small children, or you have the joy of the company of 10 grandchildren like me, you have probably seen a Christmas movie about a train that transports a couple of dozen children to the North Pole on Christmas Eve night – possibly hundreds of times.

Yup, I was right. Spring is definitely in the air. In an earlier article I mentioned I detected buds on my flowering crabapple trees when I walked out to my mailbox. Today I made another trek out there (I tell my doctor I walk for exercise – it’s not a lie, it really is a long walk out to th…

Every ten years, there is a nationwide census – and this year is that time again! Since the census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, educators and many others use to provide daily services, products and support for the community – the Waxahachie Chamber has joined force…

As quick as last Tuesday came and went, another election cycle begins. Matter of fact, since Tuesday’s election resulted in one runoff election, that being for Ellis County sheriff, we’ll have two election days in May. The first, on May 2, will be to choose who sits on city council and the s…

I know this is not a newsflash to any of you, but the weather is gearing up for spring. I need to find that gear! I’m kind of an automatic transmission sort of gal – put it in gear and go. Lately that gear has been neutral.

It is pretty staggering to see the number of people walking this path called life who are discouraged. I will be the first to admit that it is easy to allow this to happen. Any one of us can think of several things going on in life in the present moment that, if we allowed, could discourage us.

Invited by the Waxahachie Symphony Association, the Russian group, Hermitage Piano Trio, turned in a stellar performance Saturday evening in SAGU’s Hagee Center.

Last week, the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce hosted its 92nd annual Excellence Awards Banquet for nearly 400 chamber members and guests, with nominees and business excellence awards winners in over nine categories.

Now, why should I, German born, living in Waxahachie, Texas, U.S.A., an almost 90-year-old woman, sit on the sofa and watch on TV the impeachment trial of President Trump? I try to understand the details of the trial and try to justify those details. Over the following night, I tried to calm…

Did you know there’s not a more spiritual exercise you can do than to sit down and rest — or to just be still. Two verses in the Bible not only allude to these but actually commands them.

I was listening to James Taylor’s autobiography, “Break Shot: My First 21 Years,” on Audible when what he said rang so true about when I work with families. First, he said he would not be including his three living siblings in his story, only his parents and deceased brother. His reasoning w…

Please join us at the Waxahachie Senior Activity Center this month, where we’ve got a variety of activities going on, as always. We would love to have you join us!

It is with pure joy and excitement I write this to say, “Praise God, it’s about time.” Recently, Baylor Waxahachie received a prestigious award for nursing excellence. In October 2016, I suffered two strokes and then, in January, Baylor Waxahachie Surgical Center discovered I had a very dead…

Imagine with me for a moment that the United States of America is ruled by a dictatorship and, on a certain date, all residents of each state were ordered to gather outside in an area near our nation’s capital. One state at a time would then be summoned to come and appear. Once in place, the…

The recipe for creating a great action movie is simple. You need to keep the plot simple, add a car chase and a gunfight or two and mix in a few jokes for some flavor. Using this recipe, the new film, “Bad Boys for Life,” created an extraordinary dish the whole audience could enjoy all at once.

Much has been said lately about the number of new apartment complexes being built in Waxahachie and most of it, not surprisingly, is unflattering to say the least. There’s nothing inherently wrong with homeowners, those who’ve been here a while and those newer to the city, venting about what…

Somewhere along the road we’ve forgotten how to enjoy life. We rush through each day tending to our duties – a myriad of obligations and distractions, large and small. Meanwhile, the whole world is alive and we miss so much of what is going on around us.

We all recently celebrated Valentine’s Day, a time when hopefully you were able to share with someone in your life just how much you love and appreciate them.

In your life, you will have all sorts of relationships – with your family, your friends, your co-workers, and even with civic groups and charitable organizations you support. But have you ever considered another key relationship – the one you have with money?

It was Friday, Oct. 14, 1887, just four days until the Ellis County Fair was to begin. The workmen were still busy trying to complete the grandstand. Although 60 stables were finished, there were 50 more to be built, plus the remainder of the fence had to be constructed. Fortunately, the gro…

The Bible gives us great insight into who God is, His purpose, His purpose for you and me, and offers tremendous encouragement, guidance and strength for our daily lives. It is staggering to me that so many still don’t believe in God or His existence when, in reality, everything was created …

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. That means, by the time you read this, I will have made my excursion to the stores for left-over Valentine candy. It’s an exciting time!