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Cry Me a River

By Sharon Hughes | February 20, 2010 |

My husband and I watched a program on the Science channel about the human body. Some amazing facts about this ‘earth suit’ we walk around in. For instance, the average person takes 5 million steps a year, and will cry 17 gallons of tears in a life-time. 17 gallons! What’s all the tears about? Some are from laughter and joy,…

What is a Faithful Friend?: Short List

By Sharon Hughes | February 20, 2010 |

I spoke at a women’s weekend retreat which had as its theme: Faithful Friend. As I finalized my notes for the segment, two definitions of ‘friend’ seemed to stand out above the rest… -A friend is someone you go through life with. -A friend is someone who has your tears in their eyes. These definitions…

Laughter is Good Medicine: Taking Care

By Sharon Hughes | October 22, 2009 |

The children’s movie, Monsters, Inc. has a pretty powerful message in it. Basically, adults in the city learned that there was enough power in the captured screams of the children to run their city’s infrastructure, ie energy. So they sent out monsters to scare the kids in order to capture the power in their screams…

Vacation Fun Together

By Sharon Hughes | June 25, 2009 |

The economy has hit the vacation savings of Americans. And if you are wondering if you will be able to afford a vacation this year or not, remember you don’t have to go somewhere exotic to rest and enjoy yourselves. During ‘slim times’ for us when we’ve had to put on our creative hats of…

Who Pulls Your Strings?: Puppeteers in our Lives

By Sharon Hughes | May 5, 2009 |

Remember when you were in junior high or high school and how you lived your life trying to be accepted by your peers? You aligned your dress, behavior and even the places you went according to the ‘code’ of the crowd you wanted to be a part of. You most likely continued this behavior even…

Go Ahead, Let Yourself Grieve

By Sharon Hughes | March 23, 2009 |

I ran into a friend today who shared that it was a difficult day for her because it was the three year ‘anniversary’ since her sister died of cancer. She shared her concern about still crying over her sister’s death, and the guilt she feels over not telling her how much she meant to her. I…

Guard Your Heart

By Sharon Hughes | February 18, 2009 |

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the words, ‘guard your heart’? To cover it and not let people in because you’ll only get hurt? To stay away from defiling things that can harm you? What do you think? In the book of Proverbs, it says in (chapter 4, verse 23), “Above…

Show Your Love

By Sharon Hughes | February 18, 2009 |

You have to work at marriage. It doesn’t grow deeper automatically. Some couples can be married for years and still relate on the surface. Marriage has the capacity to be the most intimate human relationship you can experience. But like all relationships it takes work, dedication, and deliberate action. For just as sure as the…

It’s Important Who You Marry!

By Sharon Hughes | January 11, 2009 |

An old illustration about real people my husband, Duane, likes to use when speaking to groups about the importance of family and the very real consequences, good or bad, of who you marry… Family #1 The Family of Max Jukes A man of no principle Married a girl of like character in 1677 Among his…

Celebrating The Man & His Life

By Sharon Hughes | October 22, 2008 |

When something happens to your man it affects you. Like the incident my husband Duane had with his heart on the Saturday before Christmas (See what happened here). Well, I wrote this article when we celebrated his birthday a year ago and thought I’d share it with you to remind you to celebrate your man…now.…