It’s not exactly a new word to me. But I’m pretty sure I’d never actually used the word “pre-determine” in a sentence until my pastor referred to it recently — and in a way that turned on a bright light in my noggin.
Has this ever happened to you? While searching for the Thanksgiving centerpiece, you stumble across the Christmas wrap you bought at the half-off-after-holiday sale two years ago. You still don’t know where the centerpiece is.
Dear Annie: My son and his wife hardly ever really clean their house.
Dear Annie: I started to gradually notice changes in my friendship with “Marla” while I was having marital trouble.
It used to be that when I felt broke, I used my bevy of credit cards to chase away the feeling. As long as I could spend money, it felt like I had money.
Dear Annie: I am writing about a friend I’ve had for 35 years. My friend is 60 years old. She has two sons, neither of whom are married or have children. About 10 years ago, she started “rescuing” cats.
Dear Annie: My supervisor hired a friend for a job when there were others who appeared to be more qualified.