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SMH at Kids' Texting Shortcuts

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Lesli NolenBy Lesli Nolen

Published March 2013

WRUD
LOL
OMG
ROTFL
IDK

If you have had any communication with a child, teen or young adult lately you probably understood every abbreviation I just wrote. If not, welcome to my new world.

The first time my daughter texted me, “WRUD,” I responded with, “You misspelled “word” and I do not understand what you want.” The text I received back was, “LOL , that means what are you doing.” My response, “Why didn’t you just say that?” Her reply: “OMG.” Needless to say it has been trying times for me to keep up with this new techno lingo. I have adapted well, but there are still a few out there that I’m not familiar with. So if you find yourself lost in this abbreviated world, know that you are not alone!

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Remembering Stock Show Time

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Lesli NolenBy Lesli Nolen

Published February 2013

It’s stock show and rodeo time in San Angelo; and it’s during this time I reflect back on that time in my life.

I used to show Southdown and other wool lambs. I thought they were so cute. But it was only after a year or two that I discovered this stock show stuff wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. I thought I’d show my lambs, mingle and check out the boys! I found out that I actually had to work at this stuff. My sister and I both showed, so every day after school we would run the lambs, feed and water them and work on holding them, setting their feet and walking with them. I usually did fairly well at the Crosby County shows, as did my sister. It wasn’t like I always placed last. But after two years of showing I decided this was not for me. My sister enjoyed showing and continued to do so years after.

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Praying for Those Who 'Wait'

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Lesli NolenBy Lesli Nolen

Published January 2013

If you’re reading this then I guess the world didn’t end, so welcome to 2013!! Once again the holidays are behind us and we are taking in a new year. I hope 2012 was good to you and am hoping 2013 will be your best year ever!

I started a project back in August  and I thought this would be a good time to share it with you.

It all started one morning when I was listening to my radio station K-Love and a lady came on the air to share her story. She began telling the DJ’s she wanted to witness more to other people but didn’t know how. One night she and her family went out to dinner. They always pray before they eat, but this night, the lady had a nudge from the Holy Spirit to ask her server if she had any prayer requests. So when their server brought out their food, the lady asked their server, “Ma’am, we pray before our meals and were wondering if you have any prayer requests you’d like us to pray for this evening?”

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Traditions Make Christmas Memorable

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Lesli NolenBy Lesli Nolen

Published December 2012

Christmas has become one of my favorite holidays. I love getting the decorations out and displaying a winter wonderland around the house. The tree comes out of the box, lights get strung and the decorations are hung with precise perfection. Presents get wrapped, Christmas music plays on the radio and the sweet aroma of candy and cookies fill the air—the same sweet smell that filled our kitchen when I was a kid.

Candlelight serviceGrowing up I remember mom and dad always in the kitchen cooking at Christmas. Dad would make fudge and candy and mom would make cookies and pies. There was nothing better than sitting on the washer watching them cook, just waiting for a taste! I anxiously awaited my turn to help ice the cookies or sneak of lick of fudge off the spatula. I keep those same traditions going in my home today. Add a comment

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Giving Thanks More Than Once a Year

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Lesli NolenBy Lesli Nolen

Published November 2012

It is that time of year again when I eat a little more than I should. It is that time of year when there is more to do than there is time. It is that time of year when I become a little more frazzled than normal. Ahhh, the joys of the holidays!

Thanksgiving I love, for now. You see, I am not responsible for the turkey or the dressing. I am blessed that my husband and I still have our parents and that they still cook. I am so not ready to have the torch handed down to me yet. We usually have the customary meal on Thanksgiving—turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate cake and pie, cookies, etc.

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