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#Blessed

By Darrick Young LeBron James, Cam Newton, and Lindsey Vonn are. So is Justin Timberlake and his pal Jimmy Fallon. Same for Oprah. Taylor Swift? Ditto. Most of your friends on social media have been at one...
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Got Your Six

By Hannah Bemis Over the last year or so, my husband and I have gotten hooked on one or two police dramas on Netflix. A delightful perk of this development is that I’ve acquired an entirely new...
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Keep it Up

By Angela Gidley Why did you hit Jack again?" I asked in astonishment. "I don't know, he just made me mad," my daughter Isabella responded. Grace is a frequent topic of conversation in our home,...
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Laying it Down

By Jared Laskey As a kid I remember when the Traveling Memorial Wall for the Vietnam War came through Eugene, Oregon. I understood that the memorial was a tribute to the fallen and those who were still...
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Distractions

By James Howard An often-overlooked enemy of man likes to latch on and hold on as tenaciously as a bulldog grabbing its prey. It is a thief that comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Many are in the grip of...
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Ugly Prayers

By Hannah Bemis For some time now, it has felt as though our family has been in a period of convalescence. Convalescence, meaning “the gradual recovery of strength or health after an illness,” applies...