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Stumbling in the dark

Stumbling in the dark

My mornings begin in darkness. I’m up at 5:00 a.m. For some of you, you roll over and see your clock at 5:00 a.m. and think, “I have two or three more hours of sleep.” I see it and think, ...

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Thrivent angels raise funds for homeless youth

Homeless teen

Two millennia after angels harkened the arrival of Jesus’ birth, a different team of angels, assisted by a Thrivent Action Team, descended on North Park Dec. 13 to bring their own glad tidings. The result was the raising of $18,000 ...

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Painting the town | Window painter makes colorful Christmas splash

Under the deft hand of Dan Clarkson, proprietor of Dano’s Signs Graphics & Designs, Santa Claus gets a ferocious workout surfing, unclogging toilets, rooting for the Chargers, sledding on toothbrushes, delivering pizza, jet-skiing, and line dancing Rockette-style with reindeers. Santa ...

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Local teen shows Soles4Souls

In many ways Tiffany Barbera is like any average Southern Californian middle-schooler. She likes skateboarding and dreams of playing volleyball at Stanford University. She hopes to parlay her love of animals into a career as a zoologist. But as most ...

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Fear not: He has overcome the world…and the news

Fear

On a recent broadcast, Shepard Smith of Fox News took to task what he called the “hysterical voices” that are spreading fear and panic over Ebola in the United States. After telling viewers that “You should have no concerns about ...

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Joni Eareckson Tada: Suffering is sacred

Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada was a talented teenager who enjoyed hiking, horseback riding, and swimming. Then, at the age of 17, she dove into Chesapeake Bay after misjudging the depth of the water and broke her cervical vertebrae, becoming a quadriplegic ...

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Art at the center of life with Down Syndrome

People with different ability levels need the arts, and the arts need them, too. Katie Blind has sung and danced her entire life, keeping her iPod close by and filled with music. Since she was a little girl watching her ...

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