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Parents: How to Get it Right

What’s your favorite thing to worry about? Don’t worry (pun intended), this isn’t going to be another lengthy article about the problems of worry, stress and anxiety. No, I simply ask because I’ve discovered that (for today) my pet worry is parenting. And I simply hope I’m not alone. I ...

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My Dad’s Big And Strong Hands

“Fear not, for I am with you: be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) As a very young boy, my world to me was but a toy. Every single day ...

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Difficult Times As These

Have you ever been at your lowest or even saddened about what’s going on in the world today or just with life period? I ask this because my heart saddens each time I turn on the TV. Our younger generation is losing its way, families are against one another, violence, drugs, you ...

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Brave Enough To Stay

The two things most familiar to me were the North Atlantic, and the feeling I’d forgotten something. I stared at Maine’s rocky coast as my boat bobbled over swells toward Cumberland Docks. “Dietrich!” Chappy, my crew captain called. “I’ll get the shrimp out to market and have the boat turned ...

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Immorality, Greed and Teddy Bears

If I wanted to destroy a nation, I would give it too much and I would have it on its knees, miserable, greedy and sick.    JOHN STEINBECK, letter to Adlai Stevenson, Nov. 5, 1959 It’s hard to believe that a child’s stuffed toy can point one towards simplicity and ...

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