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Substance Over Style

Have you watched any television lately? If so, you know that the commercials bombard us with the notion that our value in society, and level of happiness in life, comes from amount of stuff we accumulate. It is not just how much we can accumulate, we are also told by advertisers that certain brand names (their brand of course!) of […]

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Fill Me Up!

What is the one thing every internal combustion engine needs to operate? Of course you know the answer – gasoline. The price of gasoline fluctuates all the time and if you are like us, that price usually goes down the day after you filled up your tank. Without fuel, the engine simply does not work. Just as we need to […]

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Little Two Letter Word = Big Promise

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Ben Franklin That adage, or some version of it, has been used over and over throughout the years. We are not here to debate the validity of that statement, but we trust you agree that in life not much is guaranteed. Your “till death do us […]

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And The Truth Will Set You Free

In the not too distant past, many Americans relied upon the Evening News or their local newspaper to find out current events. If the news anchor said it, or the newspaper reporter wrote it, then it must be true. Today it has become increasingly difficult to find unbiased reporting, or for that matter, reporting that has not been embellished by […]

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Better Than A Cold Bottle of Water

Not too long ago, having a glass of water was a simple choice. You just finished cutting your lawn on a hot summer day and you headed into your house to drink a cold glass of water. It was simple, you filled your glass with ice and then you either got the water from the kitchen faucet or you poured […]

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You Are Never Out Of God’s Sight

Have you ever felt lost, even as you were in a large crowd, almost like you were invisible? Have you ever felt alone and isolated, seemingly forgotten, as if “out of sight, out of mind” was really true? Today we want to share the story of a woman from the Old Testament who felt that way, until she had an […]

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The Ingredients

Today we want to compare and contrast relationships and cooking, specifically baking a cake. To bake a cake you need the basics – flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, butter, milk, and a small amount of another key ingredient, baking powder. Without the baking powder to act as a leavening agent, the cake will not rise and become the delicious cake […]

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Filled To Overflowing!

Think for a minute about the food and drink you consume on a daily basis. You hopefully eat three well balanced meals, with maybe a small snack here and there is boost your energy, and you drink the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses of water. There are all sorts of calculations to determine the proper daily estimated energy requirement (calories) to […]

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How Will You Respond To Heartache?

On Tuesday two tornadoes touched down in Alabama, bringing total devastation to some places. The residents of that area had little time to prepare or evacuate. Yesterday, fast moving Winter Storm Niko hammered the Northeast, dumping up to a foot of snow in some places while only a few inches in other places. Also yesterday, a man was killed when […]

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Ugh, Where Did That Pothole Come From?

It is warm sunny day and you are cruising down the smooth highway with the top down on your convertible “Little Deuce Coupe” when all of a sudden, without warning, you encounter a patch of very rough road. You slam on the brakes to slow down your car, but not before the car is rattled to its core. Your iced […]

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