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  Last week we in America celebrated our Independence Day.  July 4th is a celebration of the American Declaration of Independence.  Strange as it seems to most people, this day does NOT mark the day we gained true independence (defeating the British in the American Revolutionary War) or the first day our young government convened.  …

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John Maxwell tweeted what I think is a great little nugget of wisdom several weeks ago: “Patience is something you admire greatly in the driver behind you, but not in the one ahead of you” –unknown source.  This little quote encapsulates how most of us move through life.  We demand patience from everyone else (especially …

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I love it when a great plan comes together.  When you’ve done your homework, gotten input from others, poured over the right methods and actions, then closed the notebook or laptop with a sigh.  The only thing left to do is implement!  But, how do we get a service project from the point of asking …

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We have some young trees in our yard and our current drought is creating stress for them.  I had heard about a product, called a “Gator Bag”, that holds several gallons of water, dripping it out into the root system slowly over time.  It was made for exactly my need.  Unfortunately, I can’t seem to …

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My kids and I like to laugh at funny or awkward commercials.  Most of the time they don’t really get the humor, they just think someone looks weird or makes a funny face.  My oldest daughter, though, is starting to understand the humor.  I remember one commercial that came on during a Wipe Out episode …

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