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It's in the Love, Not the Blood: Leap of Faith

I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference--- Robert Frost 

It has never been a secret that my husband and I adopted our children from foster care.  There have been moments when talking about adoption the look of “oh, you adopted one of THOSE kids” has crossed someone’s face.  If you could lend me a few moments of your time, I would like to dispel a few myths about children adopted from foster care.  

Myth:  You will never love an adopted child like your own.

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Jarrod Jacobs: God Sees What Man Does Not See

When Samuel was sent by God to anoint one of Jesse’s sons as the next king, he was sure that he had found the new king when he saw Eliab (I Sam. 16:6). “But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart’” (I Sam. 16:7).

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Healthy Eating by Shelby Shelby

National Diabetes Month—Take Diabetes to Heart

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Against The Grain by: Andy Sullivan

Saturday November 9, I went to SKYPAC to see Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

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Don Locke: Lookin Thru Bifocals

Things and stuff worth mentioning, maybe; keeping in mind this is an opinion column.

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Beyond Our Control By Cheryl Hughes

A friend of a friend’s daughter, Chelsea (not her real name), lives in one of the many congested areas of New York City.  She is a teacher and travels by subway to and from work.  After one particularly busy work day, Chelsea realized she hadn’t taken time to eat all day.  She was very hungry so on the way to the subway, she stopped by one of the local markets to get something to take home.  She decided on a small rotisserie chicken, which the shop owner placed in a paper bag.  The

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Jarrod Jacobs: “What Is Your Attitude Toward The Bible?”

Attitude is defined as: “manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing” (Webster’s). I know many possess a great attitude toward the Bible. Yet, not all men do. Some deny that the Bible is the truth (Jn. 17:17). Others deny that it is inspired (II Tim. 3:16-17). Such people discourage knowing the Bible among those who are influenced by them. There are also people who claim to believe in the truth of God’s word and yet refuse to obey what His word says.

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Healthy Eating by Shelby Shelby

What is Prediabetes?

                Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 1 in every 3 American adults has prediabetes? The CDC also estimates about 90% of adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Let’s take a moment to set the record straight on prediabetes.

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Andy Sullivan: Against the Grain

I’ve remembered hearing “Get Off’a My Cloud” by The Rolling Stones.  What I didn’t know, however, is that The Stones were not the first to release that song.  It was written by Mick and Keith-that’s Jagger and Richards for the uninitiated.

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Patty Craig: A Slice of Time

This week, I was looking through the last four months of Better Homes & Gardens magazines before recycling them. I noticed quite a bit of health, food and finance information in each. Some of the interesting take-away information is listed below. 

Health

•People who spend a minimum of two hours outdoors every week are in better shape – physically and mentally – than those who don’t.

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