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 By Amanda Walker    Women    September 1, 2020 

Tears and Laughter : Some of My Best Friends Are People!

Personally, I started thinking things were getting out of balance in the pet department when they put refrigerators at the end of the pet food aisle to keep the latest dog food cold. I mean, I am all...

 

Finding a New Groove

When I was a young child, one of my favorite things was my parent’s old record player. I can remember looking through the dusty, old vinyl records. Then, playing and dancing to the “oldie but...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    August 1, 2020

Tears & Laughter - The Cancel Culture is Killing Creativity

There are two types of writers in the world: those who can write…and those who want to be able to write. Proofreading is just part of the process. If the deadline allows, it is best to have a...

 

"Certainty in Uncertain Times"

Uncertainty. Just that word can make our stomachs churn, our hearts pound faster, and our minds race. Everyone is dealing with uncertainty right now due to the upheaval of the Coronavirus … your tra...

 

Real Freedom

The Gospel is about walking in freedom. That’s why, early in His ministry, Jesus quoted Isaiah’s Old Testament prophecy that He had been sent to “set free those who are oppressed” (Luke...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    July 1, 2020

Tears & Laughter - Purple Martin People

Even before daybreak, you can hear them singing their happy songs from inside their swinging gourds: the purple martin song. It is their season. They return every year from their winter homes in...

 

"Turning Uncertainty into Hope"

Have you ever felt that nothing is going your way? It may be at work, or family, or everyday problems. What is your typical reaction? Do you move toward feelings of “why me?” or “grrrr…not aga...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    June 1, 2020

Tears & Laughter - How to Cook a Mean Pot of Greens

Last week I mentioned in this space how we eat a lot of greens down here in the Black Belt. I am sure other people in other places also eat a variety of greens. There are even people up north who try...

 

See Life Through the Lens of Hope

Hi friends! I pray you are doing well during these challenging times. Even in the midst of uncertainty, I personally have seen God working in awesome ways! “And we know that all things work...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    May 1, 2020

Tears & Laughter - What is wrong with you people in the Black Belt?

I read articles about the Black Belt sometimes that make me feel like we should all immediately pack up and leave. I don’t know where we should go, but we may not make it if we stay. I read one...

 

"Live with Abandon"

Recently, I was doing the dishes. Well, to be honest, my hands were doing the dishes but my mind was elsewhere. I was thinking aboutsituations in life and how to proceed. It was in this moment a...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    April 1, 2020

Tears & Laughter: The Tissue Shortage of 2020

While I do understand that the toilet tissue shortage has been caused by panic buying in response to the coronavirus, I can’t help but to blame Auburn fans to some extent. How much tissue have...

 

"Victorious"

Have you ever won something? Maybe it was winning your favorite card game, being the first to cross the finish line in a marathon, or winning a door prize at an event. When you do well or win...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    March 1, 2020

Tears & Laughter: Socialism is not the answer

Most people – I think – are paying attention to the 2020 election. Whether watching Trump riding on what seems to be a rising tide, or following the Democratic primaries and caucuses, everybody...

 

"God's Living Valentine"

Valentine’s Day! There’s truly not another day quite like it. Millions, perhaps billions, of dollars are spent each year to celebrate this day. Then, after the hundreds of pounds of chocolate...

 

Tears and Laughter - Everybody has a Krystal story!

Krystal is the South’s oldest fast food restaurant chain. They have been making little square hamburgers since 1932. Having been around for so long, everybody seems to have a Krystal story. If for...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    January 1, 2020

Tears and Laughter - The Answer Remains the Same

Over the Christmas season I only lost the car twice. Once I was looking on the opposite side of the mall from where I had parked. I kept setting off my alarm with my keyring, but was too far away to...

 

"Who Do You Want to Be?"

Happy New Year, Everyone! As we enter into this new year, I have a question for us to ponder…Who do you want to be in world? Think about it. Notice, I did not ask what you want to do or what you...

 

Tears and Laughter: How to become as corrupt as Wilcox County

I heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend that neighboring Clarke County is trying to become as corrupt as Wilcox County. Good luck. That is a high bar to set, but it is obtainable. If you w...

 

"Joy to the World"

I enjoy the Christmas season. I like the cheerful decorations, spending time with family and friends, and eating Christmas goodies. My favorite part of Christmas, by far, though, is singing...

 

Tears and Laughter: Nobody is okay all the time…and that is okay

Everybody puts up a good front don’t they? Or at least they try to. And that is probably what we are supposed to do for the most part. Just by human nature we tend to put our best selves forward....

 

"An Attitude of Gratitude"

Ahhhh! Fall has finally arrived, and November is here. This time of year is synonymous with Thanksgiving in America. It’s common during this month to hear talk of gratitude and why it’s so important. Adopting an attitude of gratitude isn’t...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    October 1, 2019

Tears and Laughter: Why I Sound Southern

I was recently a guest on a podcast and some of my readers – specifically my mother and daughters – listened to it. A couple of their friends who were trapped in the car with them at the time had...

 

Letting Go

I once heard a wise person say that “Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different than it was.” This definition of forgiveness really spoke to me….and maybe...

 

Tears and Laughter: What is the value of free?

Free has become a popular term here as of late. It is a new trend and an old favorite. Not free as in freedom. Not free-minded, or free-spirited, or being a Freebird. I mean free – as in no cost. I...

 

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