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7 Tours You Need to Take On Your Gap Year

A gap year is a perfect chance to explore the world, acquire new skills, and simply try something new. Maybe you already have a destination on your mind. Or perhaps you are in doubt. In this case, dive in to learn about amazing places to go in your gap year.  Choosing the Destination There are…

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CoffeeTime: BETTER VERSION OF GETTING OLDER

Like so many of us, I have a lot of my family and friends’ birthdates in my phone’s calendar, and I have it set to notify me when a loved one’s birthday is on the horizon. I prefer to tell myself that “I have so many family members now, and combined with all my friends,…

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CoffeeTime: IF NOTHING ELSE, SALUTE THE UNIFORM

Andy was once approached by two of his church members, military men, who asked him to become an Army chaplain. As such, his military rank would have required them to salute him. In amusement, he mentioned that fact. Their laughing response? “Remember, Pastor, we are required to salute the uniform, not the man who wears…

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CoffeeTime: Valuable Garbage

By Andy & Renie Bowman Blackened old banana peels, egg shells, used coffee grounds, moldy grapes and dried-up orange skins. The diet of champions. Loaded with antioxidants and nutrition, and guaranteed to make the body healthier. And so appealing to the eye. Just makes you drool at the very thought of loading your plate, right?…

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CoffeeTime: BEWARE OF FORCING YOUR MATE TO COMPETE

The young man’s bride of a whole six months waltzed dramatically into the den to show off her new outfit. But engrossed in the college football game of his alma mater, he never took his eyes off the screen. Slightly miffed, she moved in front of the tv to force him to notice her. Unfortunately,…

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CoffeeTime: It All Starts With A Stand-Off

Husband has had a horrible time at work that day. Feeling kicked around, unappreciated and definitely out of sorts, he pulls into the driveway, only to find that his three-year-old has left her tricycle blocking the garage door… again. He leverages his tired body out of the car and lumbers slowly into the house, ready…

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CoffeeTime: DOES THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR EVER MAKE MISTAKES?

Tough one.   When you think of babies born without arms or legs.  You witness hardened criminals allowed to go scot-free, over and over again.  A war perpetrated against a country who has not committed crimes that would warrant that action. People drawn in to drug addiction they can’t break. When you hear in the…

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CoffeeTime: STUPID EXPECTS CHANGE – WITH NO CHANGES

It is not an intelligent idea to ignore pain. If you have pain, or had pain in the past – physically, mentally, emotionally, maritally, financially, or any other ‘-ally,’ – there is a reason. Be smart and deal with it.   Readers, ARE YOU LISTENING TO WHAT YOU ARE READING? Please take all this to…

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CoffeeTime: HOSTING A TINY SCAREY GUEST

While visiting for a few days on a beautiful farm in the mountains recently, we always went walking every day. Those eight hundred acres were covered in large trees, meadows, and had a briskly rolling gorgeous little creek within a ten-minute stroll of the farmhouse. The family had carefully cleared roads and paths among all…

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