Nora David

Nora David

Nora graduated from college with a B.S. in Computer Science. She worked 26 years for a government agency in their IT Department and is now retired. She is greatly enjoying her retirement spending time relaxing, reading and writing.
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  • My Introduction to the Beatles
    February 9, 1964 was the start of a life-long appreciation of the Beatles and their music.
  • Book Review: 'Grain Brain', a Book Taking Gluten-Free One Step Further
    Dr. Pelmutter says carbohydrates and processed polyunsaturated vegetable oils (like canola, sunflower and safflower) are to blame for our increasing rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and dementia.
  • First Person: First Snowfall of the Year Hits St. Louis
    Our white Christmas came a little early this year. This snowstorm didn’t really take us by surprise. The television and radio news programs have been telling us for a few days it was coming
  • 10 Tips for Enjoying a Safe Thanksgiving Meal
    With a little care and preparation, your Thanksgiving meal can be a safe one. Here are some tips to help you.
  • How I Bought My Townhouse With a 3% Down Payment
    In August of 2013 I closed on a condominium townhouse in Saint Louis, Missouri with a 3% down payment. I used an FHA loan to do this. I chose to go with a low down payment to keep as many of my assets as liquid as possible.
  • A Long Day at Jury Duty
    It was my first experience at jury duty and I was not sure what to expect.
  • Why Do I Do That?
    Spiritual battles in my life
  • No Man Can Serve Two Masters
    Clearly we have to make a choice whether to serve God or money. If we choose God we will save our soul.
  • Are You Mad at God?
    We sometimes get mad at God when things do not go our way. Or we hold a grudge against God when things do not seem fair. However, we do not see the big picture. God does.
  • Saving Money Is a Mindset
    My biggest financial regret is not saving at least 10 percent of my income a lot sooner in my life. When I was in my 20s and 30s, it was like money burned a hole in my pocket. In my 40s, it became enjoyable and sort of a game to save money.
  • Offer Optional Tax Donations to Reduce Federal Debt
    To pay for federal spending and our deficit, I propose we add another line to every 1040 form, a line for donations to the U.S. Treasury.
  • Resist Not Evil
    Why didn't Jesus call down legions of Angels to defend Him if He was really the son of God? How did He say we should treat someone who tries to do something evil to us? Is it right to defend ourselves? Or what if someone steals from us?
  • How Do We Know There is a God?
    Psalm 19:1 says "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork." How can one understand spiritual things? 2 Corinthians 3:16 gives the clue.
  • Be a Doer of the Word and Not a Hearer Only
    Jesus is saying if we do his sayings as well as hear them, we have built our house upon the rock. When the devil comes with trials and tribulations, the house stands.
  • How Christians Bear Fruit
    One can hear the word and different times in their life with different results. At first the deceitfulness of riches or cares of this world might choke the word. Then they could hear it again later in life and it would really produce fruit.
  • The Way of the Cross
    Matthew 16:24-25 says "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me"
  • The Pearl of Great Price
    Jesus said heaven is like such an expensive pearl, that it is worth giving up everything we own, in order to obtain it.
  • Our Place in Heaven
    In Mark 10:37 James and John asked Jesus "if they could sit, one on thy right hand and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory" What will our place be in heaven when we get there?
  • How Do We Choose Christian Friends?
    Although the Bible tells us not to judge one another, we have to use some discretion to know who to associate with as Christians. Jesus gave us a guideline to recognize who we could trust.
  • A Stumbling Block to My Faith
    Why would a loving God make it His plan for his Son to be killed to redeem mankind? Hosea 6:6 explains this.
  • Where is Your Treasure?
    Matthew 6:19 says "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal." Is it really God's will to be praying for riches?
  • The Tares and the Wheat
    I love the parable Jesus tells in Matthew 13:24-30 about the farmer that planted good seed into his field. Then an enemy came and planted tares with it.
  • My Divorce: From "Us Against the World" to "Us Against Each Other"
    The events leading to the divorce were like a small rock rolling along the ground, picking up more and more speed. It finally built into an avalanche that seemed like it could not be stopped.
  • Dealing with Bi-Polar Disorder
    I have been dealing with bi-polar disorder for almost forty years, since I was in my early twenties. While no one really likes to have an illness like bipolar disorder, it has taught me many lessons in life.
  • Follow Your Passion, Not Pay, Graduates
    Follow your passion. Do not follow a job or career path just because the pay is good.
  • How Inventions of Ancient China Helped Advance Modern Civilization
    China was by far the most advanced civilization in the ancient world and we should be grateful for all the advances they made to further mankind.
  • How a Gluten-Free Diet Has Helped Me Lose Weight and Reduce My Medication
    My first introduction to a gluten free diet was reading the book “Wheat Belly” by Dr. William Davis about seven months ago. Since then I have lost 25 pounds and reduced my medication for bipolar disorder to the lowest level ever.
  • All About Birth Announcements
    This article covers what information to include in birth announcements, how to deliver them, grandparent and adoption birth announcements, and how to word birth announcements
  • The Good and Bad News About Being Retired
    I must say the benefits of retirement far outweigh the bad in my mind. Although retirement has a few drawbacks, the benefits far surpass them. I would choose to retire again in a heartbeat.
  • Budgeting for a Reduced Retirement Income
    I worked for 26 years at the United States Postal Service. They began offering a series of “early out” retirement offers to reduce the workforce. My income was greatly reduced, but to me it was worth it to have the freedom that retirement offered.
  • Cutting My Own Hair and Fixing the Disaster
    When I finished, I realized I had cut my hair way too short. I was embarrassed to even leave the house looking like that so when I did I wore a baseball cap.
  • How I Saved $240 in 3 Months on My Car Insurance
    My car insurance agent told me my rates would drop a lot after 3 years because those accidents would drop off my record. However, she told me I would have to wait until my policy renewed, and that did not seem right to me.
  • No More Blind Dates
    This time Megan was going to be firmer than ever and ask Linda to stop trying to fix her up with a man. She knew she would meet someone in her own good time.
  • Christmas at My Grandmother's House
    As an only child, it was special to be at the big family get-togethers at my grandmother's house.
  • Winter Trees
    Winter haiku about trees
  • The President Who Refused to Go to War
    He had never really paid much attention to those words before. But here Jesus was saying not to resist evil, not to strike back, and to turn the other cheek. The implications were enormous for the President of the United States.
  • Biblical Teaching on Divorce
    One of the saddest events in my life was when I was divorced. I believe marriage is intended to last “til death do us part”. I have determined to spend my life without remarrying, because according to biblical teaching, that would be like adultery.
  • A Fall Weekend Getaway Short Story
    Linda and I spent a "girls getaway" at a cabin in the mountains one fall weekend. As we were driving up into the mountains, the beauty of the fall scenery struck a chord within me. Little did we know that a decision we made there would be so important.
  • A Life-Long Love for My All Time Favorite Novelist Mark Twain
    Whether Mark Twain was describing the famous fence white-washing scene in Tom Sawyer, his crush on Becky Thatcher or the adventures Huck had with the slave Jim in Huckleberry Finn, his humor was without rival in my opinion.
  • Goodbye to Summer Haiku
    17 syllable haiku about summer ending and fall approaching
  • The Last Countdown
    17 syllable haiku about time and eternity.
  • The Five Bible Passages that Help Me Most in My Daily Life
    Jesus came to completely revolutionize our lives. Even today if you study his teachings, they are revolutionary. These five passages of the bible show just how revolutionary his teachings are compared to the world's view.

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