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Oh No, Orange Construction Cones!

If you have ever driven on any road, whether it is an eight-lane interstate highway or a back country road, you know that you do not have to travel too far without encountering potholes and rough patches of asphalt or concrete. And not only that, it seems that some roads are always under construction. Those orange cones are as permanent […]

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Our Response To Pain & Suffering

Here is eastern North Carolina the past two weeks have been a reminder of the uncertainty of life, and even more so, the fact that we just don’t anyway have answers for things that happen. For the week leading up to last weekend the residents along the southeast coast of the United States were told over and over again to […]

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Excuses…We All Have Them, They All Stink

We learn at an early age the use of excuses. With excuses we somehow try to convince others that is was not our fault. Excuses somehow make us feel better for failing to do what we were supposed to do. Excuses somehow seem to justify our behavior. The dictionary defines excuse as “a plea offered as an explanation of a […]

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Have You Gone Fishin’ Lately?

How do you respond when someone comes to you with a better way, at least better way according to them? Do you get defensive and think to yourself “Who made you the expert?” or do you listen to their advice? Admittedly, there are a lot of armchair quarterbacks who always seem to know the best way to do just about […]

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Tomorrow

Are you a person who lives by the adage, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today” or do you flip that around and say, “Why do today what can be put off until tomorrow”? We live in a world of procrastinators. The school assignment is due in two weeks but you wait until the night before to […]

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The Dark Room

Have you ever lost power in your house and found yourself in the dark? You grope your way through complete darkness, trying to avoid banging your shins on the bed post or knocking over a lamp. If it is day time, you open the curtains to allow the daylight to help illuminate the darkness. You hope that your eyes quickly […]

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The Harpooner

Many of us, if not all of us, at times get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life. We work ourselves to the bone, often times neglecting proper diet, exercise, rest, and sleep, and soon we find ourselves worn out and unproductive. Our culture regularly tells us that we need to be doing something all the time. […]

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That Old Flashlight

We never really appreciate the value of something until we go to use it and it does not work. Picture yourself enjoying an evening at home, have a nice glass of wine with old friends, telling stories of days gone by. Suddenly the power goes out and other than the light from your cell phone screen you are in complete […]

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Have You Storm-Proofed Your Life?

When dangerous storms are forecasted, we begin the process of storm-proofing our homes. We do everything we can to minimize potential property damage by bringing in lawn furniture, hanging plants, and anything else that might get blown away by the wind. Some people have storm shutters and they put them in place to protect their windows. We stock up with […]

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When Your Brook Dries Up

Think back to a time in your life when something, maybe without warning, dried up. Everything was working fine and suddenly it was gone. Maybe you had a job you really enjoyed for twenty years, you had even been recently promoted to manager, when suddenly one day your boss walks in and tells your job has been eliminated. After gathering up your […]

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