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15th of May

Lead Foot


We live in a fast-paced, high stim world.  See, I didn’t even take the time to spell out “stimulation” because everyone knows what “stim” means, right?  It’s faster to keyboard and faster to say.  The need for speed is at an all time high.  We have quicker access to more information and more stimulation than ever before.  High speed Internet social networks make the need for real, face-to-face relationships nearly obsolete.  Soundbites are all we


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Benched
11th of May

Benched


Yesterday, I received an email from our son’s junior high basketball department.  The athletic director wrote that the program “can best be compared to a gifted academic program.”  He stated, “Students will not play equally,” adding that effort will be made to play every member but that it may be “impossible” due to the “competitive level of the opponent.” After reading the letter, I had some thoughts and feelings regarding the athletic policies, in light of the


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11th of May

Going for Gold


My car thermometer registered four degrees and the relentless, cutting wind made standing outside painful to any exposed skin. I drove into the school parking lot and stopped as close to the door as possible.  Nick was bundled up in layers of turtleneck and Polar Tec, topped off with ski mask, snow pants, winter coat, and bulky gloves.  As he scooted himself out of the back seat, he grabbed his backpack with one hand, slung


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Heather's Arc
11th of May

Heather’s Arc


I did not want to start another day.  Waves of emotion washed over me until I felt barely able to keep my head above the surf and catch my breath.  Discouraged.  Depressed.  Overwhelmed.  Helpless.  What happened to this once devoted Christian so eager to follow Christ?  The one who had set out to feed Jesus’ sheep with vigor had found herself at the brink of spiritual and emotional starvation.  Raising three Russian orphans with so


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