Fight

Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers of all time, coined this phrase. Now, I’m not much of a sports fan, but boxing intrigues me. I’ve watched many-a-fight through the cracks of my fingers with my hands over my eyes. Isn’t it strange how something so gruesome can be so appealing?
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Guardrails

The views in the mountains are always beautiful from the passenger seat. Growing up in the South Carolina Upstate, this was always my thought as a child.

Every so often, our family or church group would head up the road into western North Carolina where the views were always spectacular with majestic mountains, green gorges, and rolling rivers.

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Eat Fat and Be Healthy

Did you know that not all fats are created equal? Over 20 years ago, I believed any fat would make me fat, so I avoided all fats when possible. But I was oh so wrong! Most of us are familiar with trans fatty acids and saturated fats, but not enough of us know about the essential fatty acids. These are the awesome fats necessary for our well-bein...
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How To Remain Calm And Carry On

In A World Filled With Chaos, Pain, And Vast Uncertainty, Is It Any Wonder So Many People Are Anxious? I work as a family counselor, and I am very aware that many who suffer from anxiety and depression truly need a physician’s intervention. There are others, though, like with the COVID-19 pandemic, who allow anxious thoughts to rule their minds ...
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I Am

I am a failure.  I can’t do anything right.  I am always letting myself down.  I am always letting my family down.  I am always letting You down.  I AM your perfection.  I can do no wrong in you, or through you, or any other way.  I AM the one holding you and your family up.  You are a redeemed sinner.  You can do nothing right of your own...
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Relax & Let God's Peace Fill Your Life

I love to jog in the early hours of the morning. Often, when I reach a certain spot, I hear a rooster crowing. The first time I heard it, I thought, ‘Who has a rooster in our neighborhood?’  I had a good idea of whose backyard he resided in until, on another jog, I ran a different route and heard the crowing coming from another neighborhood adja...
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Happily Never Ending

The Ultimate Battle of Good VS. Evil  In the summer of 2020, I started watching ABC’s Once Upon a Time on Netflix. Given that I’ve always loved fairy tales and the simple life lessons gleaned from them, a series based on familiar characters with happy endings seemed like a good way to escape for an hour or two.  However, between the pages of t...
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A Cry For Joy

How A 'New Normal' Gave Me Reason to Search My Heart. I would never have expected to have to complete most of my spring 2020 college semester online. Due to Covid-19, I moved back home to embrace a new normal. Class lectures turned into pre-recorded sessions on my laptop, two-hour classroom exams turned into online assessments, and face-to-face...
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