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How to Face Change

By Rev. Dyrie Francis Four years ago I sat in the patient’s chair in my doctor’s office awaiting some lab results. After reviewing the results of my recent lab tests, he announced, “Your HbA1c level...
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Beautiful Beginnings

By Tonya Snodgrass It’s that time of year again. All the holiday festivities are over, and people are as determined as ever to accomplish their New Year’s resolutions (especially after indulging in all...
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Green God

By Hannah Bemis “Hi, my name is Rebecca. I’m 55 and out of breath a lot.” My kids know Rebecca as the lady with the bright pink jacket who runs past our house every single day. Since I also run often...
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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...