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If you want to know God, it’s simple. All you need to do is ask! If you’re not sure how, you can pray a prayer like this: God I need you. Please forgive me for the things I’ve done. Forgive me for turning my back on you and going my own way. Take control of my life and make me more like you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins....

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The Obituary of Richard Cory
The Obituary of Richard Cory

There's a line in a Colin Hay song that says, "I'm waiting for my real life to begin." Have you ever felt that way? Sometimes we get so good at being who we're supposed to be, being the person someone else thinks we are, that we lose sight of ourselves altogether.  What do you do when it's time to stop acting? Take the next step: Restore...

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Telling Our Own Stories
Telling Our Own Stories

I am still trying to decide if identity is a solid, sure thing or if it changes. Do we become different versions of ourselves over time, or does time give us the wisdom to accept who we were all along? Are the new versions simply deeper levels of self acceptance? I was reading a friend’s blog the other day and she recounted a story that...

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Adoptees: Second Chances
Adoptees: Second Chances

Do you watch The Amazing Race? I love that show.  The scenery is incredible and while there is some of the back biting that plagues all reality shows, it’s not as bad as the ones where someone is trying to get a date.  It’s a show I look forward to each year. This season there was an intriguing team made up of 21 year old Jenna and her newly...

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Don’t Skip Your High School Reunion
Don’t Skip Your High School Reunion

I was a little surprised to see a headline on CNN this morning that was in favor of High School reunions. I could feel my stomach curdle just thinking about it.  Why would anyone subject themselves to high school again, even just for a night?  Surely the only people who actually go to those things are the wildly successful with something to show...

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Disabled, Not Broken
Disabled, Not Broken

From a distance, “disabled” always seemed like an innocuous word.  It was simply an adjective that described a set of physical circumstances.  It’s a word I’ve often used, never aware of its power.  But when a friend used that word to describe someone that I love I had a startling realization.  Up close, “disabled” sounds an awful...

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And the Oscar goes to…
And the Oscar goes to...

This Sunday millions will watch as the Oscars are handed out for the eighty-second time. I will probably watch, although I find the choice of hosting duo Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin a dubious one.  Couldn’t they let Steve handle it alone? I miss Billy Crystal and his musical monologue. An article in the New York Times suggested that Oscar...

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Identity & Identity Theft
Identity & Identity Theft

Every year, millions of people around the world, are victims of "identity theft". HomeTownLife.com offers some helpful steps to reduce your chances of being an identity theft victim. These steps include things like protecting your credit card numbers and never replying to emails requesting financial information. When you think about it, it's kind...

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