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Every Word Is Hand Crafted

Throughout the years, it has often been said, “If you read it in the newspaper or hear it on television, then it must be true.” Sadly, we know that to not always be the case. There are many accurate well written and well thought out news stories across all types of media outlets, but there are also times when the […]

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It’s That Time Of Year Again – Spring Cleaning

This is the time of year when many people engage in what is commonly called “spring cleaning.” Garages are swept out, decks are power washed, and windows get cleaned. The longer hours of daylight allow for us to freshen up flower beds, removing the leaves and debris that accumulated in them over the winter, getting them ready for the planting […]

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Which Direction Are You Swimming?

Today you will be confronted with a number of decisions. Some big, others small. When you were getting dressed you decided whether to wear brown or blue. Throughout the day you will need to decide which tasks to do today and which to postpone until another day. While those are often important decisions, they are also sometimes done without too […]

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Those Ever-Present Orange 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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Are You Reading The Proper Blueprints?

Have you ever wondered why technical drawings used in architecture and engineering are called blueprints? A process that was invented by a French chemist in the mid-1800s used a mix of chemicals to create a process to copy a drawing from one paper to another paper. The paper with the drawing was placed over a blank paper mixed with the […]

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When God Calls You Out Of The Nest

For most species of birds, the breeding season begins as the weather warms up. Did you know that many male birds are sterile outside of the breeding season? Soon the female bird will begin to build her nest in a tree or bush. First it is just a nest, then you look in and find unhatched eggs. Shortly thereafter you […]

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That’s Just What Family Does!

“Aunty,” Jem spoke up, “Atticus says you can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ’em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.” (Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird”) A few days ago we posted a story titled “What do you […]

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The Best Stress Reliever On The Market

We think you will agree that life in the 21st-century is stressful. Hardly a day goes by where we don’t feel the weight of the world on our shoulders for some reason or another. Some of the major causes of stress can be biological, environmental, external, financial, relational, and yes even, imaginary (all those “what ifs”). You know what the […]

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God’s Promises Are Better Than A Handshake!

None of us have to look too far these days to find promises or commitments not kept. It is said that in the past a handshake sealed the deal. Today, someone’s word, a handshake, or even written contracts are often not good enough anymore. Promises and commitments that are broken on a regular basis. What is committed to today is […]

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What Do You Take For Granted?

We take so many things in life for granted. When we board an airplane we just assume that it will get us to our destination safely and on time. The oxygen we breathe and the gravity that keeps us from floating off into space are things we rarely think about. We never question the fact that the sun rises in […]

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