Author Archives: Ann Henry

Daily Bible Reading More Important Than Ever

On January 1, I committed to reading the entire Bible this year. I’m caught up so far, but sometimes I get busy and skip a day or two. At first, knowing I had to play catch-up was discouraging, but I realized that if I just opened my book and started reading, the pages flew by and I caught up in ...

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No Ammo Available

The main ammunition store in my small Western town is nearly sold out of its ammo supply after concerned gun owners bought nearly every box of the shelves as part of the Covid-19 purchasing craze. The store owner said that retailers won’t be able to restock their shelves, as America relies on ammunition made in China. Smelting plants overseas have ...

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Find Comfort in Routine

The current media reports offer ample opportunities to increase a person’s blood pressure and induce a massive tension headache. From Italy’s alarming death toll due to COVID-19, the tanking American economy, the Chinese government’s oppression of its own people, and the ongoing political fracas that is the Democratic primary, it’s hard to open your eyes and not be angry about ...

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The Trouble With Coronavirus Models

This whole COVID-19 craze would be a lot easier to stomach if we could just look into a crystal ball and know exactly how to flatten the curve, how many lives will be claimed, and when our lives will resume their normal patterns. But, a future influenced by new a virus doesn’t work like that. Instead, experts use mathematical models ...

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A Logical Approach to COVID-19

Locking down large cities, closing the entire restaurant industry, and shuttering the nation’s school system will do more harm than help in the government’s efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus causing COVID-19. Officials have chosen to freeze the economy – a move that negatively impacts all citizens, whether or not they contract the virus – rather than use ...

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Cabin Fever Relievers

My husband is a cowboy, and we have lived on various ranches around the American West for the entirety of our marriage. We have lived roughly 2 hours from the nearest town for the past several years, so I know a thing or two about being cooped up and unable to socialize. Here are a few tips to make this ...

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Movie Picks for Quarantine Time

Government efforts to stop the spread of the new coronavirus have shuttered nearly all the schools in America, leaving millions of kids unexpectedly stuck at home all day. In lieu of packing lunches and waving good-bye as their children climb on the school bus, moms are scrambling to come up with isolation activities to pass the time. Here are a ...

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Tips for Working From Home

As a writer, I have worked from home for the past 11 years. During this time, I have worked full time as a staff writer for a magazine, freelanced for various publications, and blogged. I began my career as a single woman and now I take care of my three small kids while writing part-time. I had plenty of time ...

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The Dark Side of Finland’s Progressive Parental Leave Policy

Finland has been making the news lately for its new widely praised, federally mandated parental leave policy. The new policy will take effect in the fall of 2021 at the earliest and grants nearly 7 months of leave each to the mother and father of a new baby. The legislation is hailed for prioritizing children and aiding family bonding. By ...

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Beautiful For The Ball

My husband took our seven-year-old daughter to our small town’s annual Father/Daughter dance last weekend. The theme was Butterfly Kisses, and the excitement had been building in our house for three weeks prior to the big event. She practiced dancing around the kitchen with the broom, her little brother, me, and her other little brother. She wanted to make sure ...

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