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The Ebbs and Flows of Life

  One of the things we check before heading off to the beach is the tide chart to determine when high and low tides will occur that day. You are probably thinking – does it really matter? We like to collect shells and the best time for shell collecting is usually about an hour before and after low tide, so […]

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Act Like You’ve Been There Before!

Humility is not a concept often used or demonstrated these days. We live in a culture that is full of showboating, you know, that excessive and often times annoying behavior done after someone has “done something good” that is intended to bring attention to the person doing the showboating. The term “showboating” is derived from the theatrical performances produced on […]

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Who Fights For You?

We all have had times in our lives when we needed someone to stand up for up, to help us fight our battles or maybe to fight them for us. It could have been your older brother or sister who was a senior in high school when you were a freshman, and who defended you against the bullies that walked […]

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Refined Like Silver

Have you ever been through a season of life where “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all?” seems to sum it up best? Everywhere you turn, you are swimming against the current. Everyday is a fight, and by the time you fall into bed at night you feel bloodied and bruised, like you were in […]

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Have You Ever Done The Heisman Pose?

In my younger days I was a running back on the football team. As I took the ball from the quarterback and rushed through the hole, first past the defensive lineman, then stiff arming the outside linebacker before outrunning the safety who was chasing me down, and finally crossing the goal line for a touchdown – all to the cheers […]

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Why Wait Until 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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Is There A Best Way To Collect Shells?

Yesterday we were walking on the beach collecting shells and as we walked we passed by some shells but stopped to pick up others, and as I watched others doing the same, a thought occurred to me. Each amateur conchologist has a different approach to collecting shells. Some people walk slowly along the beach looking down at the shells and […]

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