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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
I’ve always been a list maker. As a kid, when I went on trips or to camp, my packing lists were pretty intense. Not only did I determine that I needed four pairs of shorts, I pre-determined on which day I would wear each pair, and with what shirt. That continued into my children’s early years. A week at camp meant mom had to package up entire outfits, down to the socks and underwear, in gallon-sized Ziploc bags, labeled with which day to wear each outfit. I doubt they ever wore them in the right order but it made this mama feel better to know they went prepared. more
Most grandfathers--with little or no provocation--are happy to expound with inflated views of their grandchildren. more
Colton Densberger, 2011 graduate of Arp High School, now holds a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science. His December graduation from Texas A&M Corpus Christi is a big deal. 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
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