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    Value Added

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    When you walk into a fast food restaurant and approach the counter, the server will ask what you want to order. If you’re not sure, you’ll pause for a minute and then perhaps order a sandwich and a drink. The server will inevitably ask whether you want to add fries for, let’s say, an...

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    The Circle of Strife

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    We love movies because they often have happy endings whereas life does not. Some movies help us understand life. The theme of the movie Lion King not only brought awareness to meerkats and warthogs, but it helped us better comprehend the circle of life.  The main character, Simba, is shamed into leaving his family’s...

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    South Africa Mission Trip

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    8 team members from various walks of life left for Johannesburg, South Africa on June 12 to embark on a mission to bring joy, peace, and the message of God’s love in a tangible way. Through various speaking opportunities (church service, seminary chapel, youth group meeting, men’s breakfast) and work projects serving the poorest...

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    I Don’t Know What to Do

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    I continue to meet many people who say to me, “My situation or circumstances seem hopeless and I don’t know what to do.” I want to dedicate this article to those of you who continue to seek to grow as a person and in relationships with your family, even in what appears to be...

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    Thank you Big Divot 2014 Sponsors

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    We want to thank everybody who played in or helped to underwrite The Big Divot! We had an awesome day on the 16th and we couldn’t do it without our golfers and our sponsors. A big thank you to: Our Flag Sponsors & Challenge Sponsors: A&B Farms K2 Metals Request Foods Connan Berlin Raceway...

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    Right Priorities

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    I met a man recently while I was traveling. We were both at the same event in another part of the country, and he came up to me and said, “Dan, I need to tell you my story.”  And I said, “What is it?” He proceeded to tell me that he had recently interviewed...

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    An Open Letter to Moms

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    Last year, a celebrity said something that really made me angry. The statement was controversial enough that it was all over the news because it involved this well-known political comedian and the wife of a potential candidate for President of the United States. This comedian stated that this woman, the candidate’s wife, should not...

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    What’s Your Function?

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    There was a popular show back in the 70s called Schoolhouse Rock that taught many of us about grammar and the legislative process through clever songs. We learned how a bill becomes a law through a tune that began with the lyrics, “I’m just a bill, and I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill.” We...

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    Reading Labels

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    You can tell a lot about people by observing their labels. No, I’m not talking about the Hilfiger and Nike labels on their shirts, shorts, or shoes; I’m referring to the ones on their car that might tout some kind of accomplishment. They are usually stuck on the back window and indicate what organizations...

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    No Luck Needed

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    Did you know that if a ladybug lands on you, it will free you from your day to day problems as well as produce good weather on the following Sunday? Considering the lack of faith people seem to have in their local weather forecast, a ladybug might be a better alternative for predicting the...

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