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Color Me Patriot

“A patriot wraps himself around the flag to defend it; a scoundrel wraps it around himself to defend himself” -Anonymous I’ve grown to enjoy the day when we celebrate another year in the history of our nation.  I like walking down to the park, listening to the music, watching the multitude of flags flying from car hoods and childrens' hats...

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Long Distance Love
Long Distance Love

It can be very frustrating to be away from your loved one for a long period of time. Not being next to your partner can be very draining emotionally when you need a hug, kiss or even a pat on the back and they cannot give it to you.  Those little affirmations are important. Trips back and forth can prove very costly and sometimes, traveling is not...

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The World Series & Faith
The World Series & Faith

Tonight, a new World Series champion may be crowned. Either the San Francisco Giants will win their first World Series title in 56 years, or the Texas Rangers will prolong the series, which currently sits at 3-1 in the Giants' favor. (TSN) The situation looks bleak for the Texas Rangers right now, but as I read about the series, I thought back...

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Love IS like a Drug After All
Love IS like a Drug After All

Love is, apparently, like a drug. At least the initial stages of passionate love. According to researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine: That rush of good feelings you have in the first few months of being in love don't just put you in a better mood; love may actually be a painkiller ... The magnitude of pain relief when participants...

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Hope Realized as Miners Rescued
Hope Realized as Miners Rescued

As I write this post, nearly half of the trapped Chilean miners have been rescued. The thirty-three miners were trapped on August 5th 2010 when the main ramp into the San Jose mine in northern Chile collapsed. CNN showed live video of the rescue and a live tracker on their front page displaying the number of people rescued so far. Similarly, in...

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What Do You Believe?
What Do You Believe?

It starts with a series of words and the simple question, “Positive or negative?” Words like family, spirituality, work, religion, Jesus, Buddha, prayer.  Positive or negative, what is your experience? What is your story? In Crave: The Documentary author Erwin McManus interviewed people from all walks of life looking for the stories that connect...

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The Heart of an Olympian
The Heart of an Olympian

Michelle appeared to have it all - a successful soccer career, awards, honors, friends, travel, money, husband... When her life began to fall apart, Michelle found a hidden strength. Find out how this Olympic Gold Medalist rose above her trials. Michelle graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1989. She has been a member of the United...

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Help for when School Sucks
Help for when School Sucks

Approximately one in three American college students drops out. That's a scary statistic, and you're likely hoping that you won't become one of those unfortunate ones who end up leaving school before completing your degree. By now, you've been at college/university for a few weeks. Maybe a trip or two back home, maybe not. Whether it's your first...

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