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“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ more
Back in 2002, my husband replaced the Bible I had been using since my teens with a new one. I went from a pale pink-colored NIV Teen Bible to a maroon leather-bound NIV Life Applications Study Bible with thumb tabs. I moved from using a Bible that was a little over an inch thick to about two and a half inches thick. I didn’t want to take it out of the box and ruin that new leather smell at first (because I love the smell of new leather!) but I did finally begin using it. more
Sounds at the general store in the Thicket tend to be predictable. Most likely heard after weekday refills of coffee are consumed is the shuffle of dominoes. Four geezers usually are seated at the game table by 8:30 or 9. Menial chores--described as pressing upon arrival-- suddenly become trivial. more
Born and raised in Troup, Shane Jasper still calls it home. It is home for his active family as well. If there is a ball involved, you’ll like find a Jasper on the roster. more
“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ more
Last weekend, like so many others in America, I sat on my couch and watched the Super Bowl. While I am not a huge football fan, I am a fan of hanging out with my husband, eating yummy foods and enjoying all the great commercials. more
They’re mere “blips” on the screen of educational innovation, now in a handful of major cities. Their name sounds like a house number, and youngsters therein are challenged to “dig deep” as a core of teachers--largely volunteers--help children 6-18 express themselves through--of all things--writing. These store front centers (for want of a better word) are attention-grabbers, front to back. “826,” after all, isn’t a usual name. The first was San Francisco’s 826 Valencia St. It opened in 2002. If passers-by aren’t “grabbed” by the numbers, small letters on the sign help. It reads: “independent pirate supply store.” more
“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ Our … more
It has been said that it is important for married couples to continue dating long after their walk down the aisle. The idea is that couples who choose to continue romancing each other will remain … more
If the old joke had whiskers, they’d drag the floor. You’ve heard it--the one about a church with two worship services held concurrently at opposite ends of the building. The pastor announced … more
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