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Affordable Payments for Your Items


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Sometimes, you see something that you want to purchase but you know you can’t afford to buy it, at least not right now. This can be frustrating, to say the least. However, that level of frustration can turn into sheer desperation when something that you have to have inside your house breaks and you can’t afford to replace it. This can easily happen when it comes to some of the more expensive items like appliances. Even something as simple as buying a new wardrobe for a new job and become a real challenge when you don’t have the funds to comfortably make that purchase when you need to.

As if that weren’t enough, there are times when it starts to feel like you are spending more money than you can comfortably afford to spend every time you turn around. Sometimes, you need to find a way to lessen the burden on your budget so you can get what you need without worrying about how you’re going to pay for it. A pay it later catalogue just might be exactly what you’re looking for.

The truly great thing about these catalogues is that they have such a wide variety of different items available for purchase. There is virtually nothing that you cannot buy. In addition, you have the chance to make smaller monthly payments on something for several months or even a few years, thereby making it far more comfortable to afford even the most expensive of items.

If you have a major appliance in your house that suddenly stops working, this might be the only solution to get what you need. The same is true for other items. Sometimes you decide to make a purchase using one of these catalogues because you really don’t have any other choice when it comes to the best way to pay for it. Sometimes, you do it because you know that you or someone you love deserves to have something nice without waiting for months to get it.

Whatever your reasons might be, using one of these catalogues can make purchasing anything easy. Instead of worrying about traveling from place to place and finding someone that will work with you on financing, simply pick up the catalogue, order what you need and figure out how much you will pay each month.

If you are looking for a convenient, trustworthy way to make purchases of all kinds, there is simply no better option available. The truth is, you can usually order what you want in a matter of minutes. All that is left after that is to wait for it to arrive. In reality, it saves you money and time, not to mention a lot of frustration.

The next time you are thinking about making a purchase, consider using a pay it later catalogue that will give you more options. As a consumer, you deserve to have every option possible available to you. By using the catalogue, you are bringing those options directly to you.

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Voices on the Wind


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer 

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The golden leaves are blowing,

A crystal blue river is flowing,

Birds are singing just above,

As I look for the perfect love.

 

The wind is blowing in my ear,

Is that your gentle voice I hear?

I look around only to see,

No one is standing close to me.

 

The sun is shining along the river,

Cooling air makes my body quiver.

I feel your warm and loving embrace,

But, the sunlight hides your face.

 

Only a moment will pass,

Will the peaceful feeling last?

I feel you touch my soul again,

Are you speaking through the wind?

 

©Crystal S. Kauffman, 2010

Posted in children, Crystal S. Kauffman, missing child, missing children, missing kids, Missing person, murdered

Devastating End to 27-Year-Old Mystery


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer  

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Minnesota officials has finally learned what had happened to the 11-year-old, Jacob Wetterling, who was abducted on October 22, 1989 from St. Joseph. According to StarTribune, Jacob was riding home from a convenience store with his brother and his best friend when a masked gunman forced Jacob into his car and handcuffed him. His brother and friend were told to run or he would shoot them also. Tragically, on September 3rd, 2016, local authorities announced that they had in fact found Jacob’s remains on a farm in Paynesville, Minnesota.

Jacob Wetterling was sexually assaulted and killed on the same night he disappeared. The killer Danny Heinrich confessed to burying him and later after moving his remains to the farm where he led investigators. According to CBS Minnesota, Jacob’s mother became a national child advocate and helped create the Jacob Wetterling Act that Congress passed in 1994. This law requires anyone who is arrested and convicted of being a sexual offender must register with their state law enforcement. In addition, Jacob’s mother, Patty Wetterling, also created the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.

In 2015, Danny Heinrich becomes a “Person of Interest” after being arrested on unrelated child pornography charges. However, he denied his involvement in Jacob’s abduction on October 22, 1989.  According CBS Minnesota, a confession from Danny Heinrich in a plea deal has given Jacob’s family the answer that they have hoped for over the last 27 years. The killer’s confession led to Jacob’s remains and he was later positively identified by DNA. He will face 20 years in prison as a results of the plea deal for the pornography charges, but he will not face justice for killing Jacob.

 

References:

CBS Minnesota (2016) Plea Deal Negotiations Led To Discovery Of Wetterling Remains

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on September 8, 2016

Plea Deal Negotiations Led To Discovery Of Wetterling Remains

CBS Minnesota (2016) Wetterling’s Abduction & Heinrich’s Confession: A Timeline Of Events

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on September 8, 2016

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/09/06/wetterlings-abduction-heinrichs-confession-a-timeline-of-events/

StarTribune (2016) Danny Heinrich confesses to abducting and killing Jacob Wetterling

Retrieved from the World Wide Web on September 8, 2016

http://www.startribune.com/danny-heinrich-confesses-to-abducting-and-killing-jacob-wetterling/392438361/

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Book Review: The Path of the Child


By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

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Book Review: The Path of the Child

Written by, Sojourner McConnell

The author Sojourner McConnell wrote a fantastic story about a girl named Melonie Easton. Throughout the story the author gives you a deeper glimpse into the child’s life. The child was a lonely child, who felt unloved and unwanted. As Melonie got older she began drowning herself into learning new things at school and through reading. As she becomes a teen, her life begins to change in many different ways. She makes a friend and they become close, during a period of new beginnings and tragic loss.

This story is well written and provokes deep emotions that allow you to connect with each of the characters in the story. This author has brought the story and its characters to life in this book. Ms. McConnell has done a fantastic job in making her characters memorable. I actually look forward to reading more books that are written by this author.

Take a moment to read this book yourself, because you won’t be disappointed!

Fantastic book.

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Meet Ms. McConnell on Facebook

Get your copy today Path of the Child

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A Survivor’s Tale


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Katherine Keys has been fighting Mesothelioma for 9 years. When she was first diagnosed doctors told her she had less than 2 years. Katherine refused to believe her time was limited and instead decided to fight the cancer. Katherine is convinced that it was her positive attitude and determination to win that has allowed her to survive against the odds.

 At first Katherine thought she had the flu. She was prescribed medication and painkillers but the pain persisted. When the pain was too much to take, Katherine went to the ER, it was there that she discovered she had cancer. Katherine was 49 years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 1 pleural Mesothelioma.

For treatment, Katherine had her right lung and the lining of the lung removed, a major surgical procedure called extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP). After several months of recovery, Katherine began radiation treatments. She had treatments five times per week for several months. Although she had been scheduled for chemotherapy treatments, she was relieved to learn that she didn’t have to have them.

Upon completing her treatments, Katherine attended her regularly scheduled follow-up appointments. At first, they were monthly, then every two months, three months, six months…and now annually. Her follow-up appointments typically consistent of blood tests, a PET scan, x-rays and other tests to confirm that she is still cancer-free.
Katherine was also helped greatly by the Patient Advocates at Mesothelioma Lawyer Center. They were able to get her financial compensation which helped with her treatments and quality of life.

Today, Katherine feels blessed to be able to spend time with her family and share her story with other people living with mesothelioma. While she has been through a lot and is still challenged by physical pain and limitations after having a lung removed, Katherine sees every day as a gift. She hopes her story brings resilience and positivity to people living with mesothelioma.

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Hello Again…Updates


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I haven’t been writing lately, due to unforeseen circumstances in my life. I am back and writing when I can, between the many real life obligations I have. I hope everyone has been well and I pray that each person has experienced many blessings over the time I have been away. My latest blessing was given to me on June 1st, 2016, when I was able to rent to own my own place. I am so thankful to those special people who helped me during my transition. You know who you are!

Update on my Novel

My novel Ana’s Stand was supposed to be republished, however my computer got broke and I have not found someone to get the file off my computer. I am working on this situation and writing in my other books as well. I am doing reviews and starting to write articles again. Please take a moment to look at my new work and tell a friend. I am looking forward to earning my place in the writing world…one story at a time!

Update on Momma

My mom is doing well at her new home, but she needs prayer and so do I. She is getting used to the Rehabilitation center and is slowly gaining her strength back. She will be in the nursing home until she is able to fully care for herself again. My mom has been coloring and getting to know her new roommates, who are really nice as well. Her nurses love her and she seems to be flourishing, which warms my heart because it was tough to let her go.

Please keep us in your prayers,

Crystal K.

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My Blood Clot Story


 

By, Crystal S. Kauffman, Staff Writer

Recently, I dealt with a cramping pain and swelling in my right leg, due to a DVT blood clot or Deep Vein Thrombosis. I was diagnosed with a blood clot on July 09, 2016, after a four day stay at the hospital for other reasons. I am not sure why I have DVT blood clot or how I developed it.  However, I had a Doppler Study or Ultrasound performed, which showed that I did have a blood clot in my right leg. I was discharged from the hospital, but my right leg hurt and it was swelling.

So, I returned to the Emergency Room immediately and I was given Xarelto after the diagnosis was made. I have to take the anti-coagulant for about six months and hope I don’t get another blood clot. I stayed four days in the hospital for a severe UTI that turned to septic infection. Furthermore, I finally received some answers that I have needed for a long time on my chronic abdominal pain and painful flare ups. Thankfully, I learned that I have inflammation in my colon or colitis and I had a colonoscopy which will help give me more answer on my follow up appointment.

I met a new doctor who performed my colonoscopy, while I was in the hospital. I will see him on August 5th, in order to get the results of my procedure and discuss my future options. I am relieved to know the pain was not in my head and finally having a reason has helped calm down my anxiety. I am praying for a resolution for the blood clot and I am praying that I have some answers, as to why my stomach pain flares up from time to time.

I am returning to writing, after a three-month absence from writing and being online. I hope you will look for my new work and check out some of my old work as well. I want to start a healthy discussion about living with DVT blood clots. I hope you will take the time to tell me your story about living with DVT blood clots and how you’re doing now. My goal is to educate, because I had no idea that I had a blood clot until I went back to the Emergency Room.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Crystal K.