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Prayer and hope—where do they fit into your life?

Financial disasters, droughts and floods, earthquakes and other natural upheavals encourage many people to pray and seek a hopeful outcome.  Unfortunately, too often, it takes an extreme situation to bring us to our knees in prayer and hopefulness for our lives.  For we American’s, this is a time of year when we think about freedom and the privileges that we have, but as we come to the summer season, I believe this might be the perfect opportunity t

How do you define success?

Since my grandchildren were 4 years old, I would ask them the question: “What are you doing today to be the best that you can be?”   At first, they just looked blank at me then their expression changed and they smiled---one would say, I helped Mommy clean the house today or I helped my teacher in school straighten the room.  Their minds were thinking about the various possibilities that were available to them to do something that was worthwhil

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