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When You Plant Gerbera Daisy Seeds

When you plant gerbera daisy seeds you do not expect poison ivy to grow. When you plant strawberries, what you do expect to get? If you sit around in the evenings regularly eating potato chips and bacon horseradish dip, don’t step on the scale and expect to lose weight. On the contrary, if you eat healthy and exercise regularly you […]

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The Lush Rainforest

Get comfortable and close your eyes for a minute. Now picture a desert and a tropical rainforest. What comes to your mind? A desert is generally defined as land which receives less than 10 inches of rain per year. When you think of the desert you probably think of words like barren, arid, dry, hot, dusty, sand storms, parched. You think […]

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We Are In Good Hands

The insurance company Allstate markets itself as “The Good Hands People.” They say “You’re in good hands” if you allow them to provide for your insurance needs. We have confidence and comfort when we feel as if we are safe and secure. Think of a child who finds themselves scared and they immediately run into the arms of one of […]

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One Promise That Lasts Forever

On this Election Day we will be electing the 45th President of the United States, but in reality there will have only been 44 people to hold that office. Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms (22nd and 24th) so he is counted twice. Before we move on, let us share with you some other presidential trivia on this election day. […]

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Do You Know Tom? Maybe You Are Tom?

(Editor’s note- This fictional story occasionally appears on this page. We hope that even if you’ve read this story before that you allow it to cause you to pause and examine your own life… because there is a little bit of Tom in all of us!) There was a young couple who went to Virginia Beach on their honeymoon. We […]

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Before Your Feet Hit The Floor

We are creatures of habit. Habits help us through our day. We can do a similar task without having to be fully engaged in that habit easier than when we are doing something “out of the norm.” Think about your morning routine. In our house, the weekday routine is the same most every day. When the alarm goes off; we […]

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A Path No One Knew Was There

When talking about the weather, not much is for sure. About all we can count on is the sun rising in the east, making a slow journey across the sky, then setting in the west. Every other aspect of the weather is changeable and often unpredictable. Weather patterns change, sometimes almost hour by hour, and some days we like the […]

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Finally!

Last night’s World Series game might just have been one the best Game Sevens of all time. The Cubs jumped to a 1-0 lead after a home run on the fourth pitch of the game. The Indians tied the game in the third inning, then heading into the bottom of the eighth inning they were down 6-3. With two outs, […]

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When Will The Long Drought Be Over?

Tonight a long drought will be over for either the Chicago Cubs or the Cleveland Indians. The Cubbies last won the World Series in 1908 when they beat the Detroit Tigers, and Cleveland last won in 1948, beating the Boston Braves. The probable starters for tonight’s game are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Corey Kluber for the Indians. Kluber […]

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Are You Listening?

You have probably asked someone this next question, or maybe it has been asked of you. “Are you listening?” Many of us are good “hearers,” but we are not really that good at “listening” The person being talked to looks attentive, but their (or your) thoughts are far away. The dictionary defines hearing as being aware of sounds coming to […]

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