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Finding the Presence of mind

Several years ago I was assigned a story by a newspaper, and the person I needed to interview lived about an hour’s drive north of my office. About five minutes into the trip the car radio went out. I flipped ...

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Selfie ascension

Selfie

Over the holiday season we decided to visit Balboa Park with some relatives. As we were walking around I couldn’t help noticing the latest accessory to the ubiquitous mobile phone: The “Selfie Stick” attaches to your phone and allows you to ...

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3 reasons to date your daughter every single week

Father and daughter

There aren’t many things in life that truly terrify me. Natural disasters and tornadoes come close, and snakes finish near the top, too. I’m also not crazy about tight enclosed spaces—and I would rather not die by drowning, if given ...

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Silent nights

400 years. That’s how long God was silent between the Old and New Testaments. The last thing anyone heard from God was through the prophet Malachi. Then 400 years. Our country isn’t even 400 years. 400 years ago, was 1614. ...

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Resolving to love

grace

Now that we’ve gotten that pesky Christmas Spirit out of our system, we can get back to what had been bugging us before we had to put in on hold for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Where were ...

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The fine art of appreciation | Mark Larson

I have come to realize that there is much to be appreciated about the word “appreciation.” In today’s culture it’s often used casually and without thought, making it lose meaning. If we consider the word in full context, we are ...

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Relishing the beauty of junk

beauty

To quote from a great Charles Dickens novel, “It was best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the ...

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