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March 11, 2019

Many think of Lent as a time to give up something, such as chocolate or booze, but it is much more than that.

Lent is a very important event in the Christian calendar. Lent is the six week period leading up to Easter Sunday. The actual length is 46 days – however, 40 of these are fasting day and six are Sundays. Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter”.

The period of Lent is seen as a time of solemn obse...

January 8, 2019

This year, my resolution is simple. I am going to FIND JOY

December 8, 2018


In 1996, my family transitioned from our childhood home to the one we live in now. Christmas was quickly approaching and my brother and I, aged 13 and 14, had previously known only bountiful holidays. That year we put up a two foot mini tree, sat on bare wood floors, and wondered what meal we would eat, as the kitchen had not yet been finished. The only presents under the tree came from our grandparents; our parents had warned us beforehand that things we...

November 3, 2018

Scientific benefits of gratitude:

1. Gratitude makes us happier.

Taking just five minutes a day to write down your gratitude in a journal can combat symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is documented that those who journal their thankfulness sleep better and worry less.

2. Gratitude makes others like us more.

Gratitude generates social capital. It’s easy to see why people are drawn to positive, thankful people, versus the negative, pity me attitude. Gratitude...

October 31, 2018

Halloween has roots that extend back literally thousands of years among the peoples of ancient Ireland, Scotland, England and France as a religious festival.

Nature based religions that typically worshiped both a God and a Goddess celebrated this time as the end of the year, when the final crops were brought in and the dark season of Winter began. Priests of these religions would build sacred bonfires on hill tops and make offerings to the deities in order...

September 19, 2018

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Unique Showroom had a  goal is to provide their customers with quality service at affordable prices while helping them cope with the trauma of losing their homes. Although the work was difficult and labor was scarce Unique stood with their customers to bring back the normalcy we all take for granted. Sergio and Adriana are proud of their business and live by their motto of "design it your way not our way"! The profession...

August 4, 2018

Enjoy your summer and let’s get ready for school!

"Independence Day represents the beginning of the greatest idea in human history: the American Dream. It marks the beginning of a new era where government should be of the people, by the people, and for the people" Dan Crenshaw, Lt. Commander Navy SEALS (Ret.) Two Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, Texas 2nd District

Mothers are a gift from God, and everyone after Eve has one. So Mother's Day is really a holiday for everyone, a day for thanking God for His blessings in giving us mothers, and an occasion for letting that gratitude ring loudly with expressions of special honor to the most wonderful person in our lives.

God created families and gave mothers a unique place in that unit. They can love, give of themselves, cook, clean, wash clothes, put Band-Aids on scrapes an...

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