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As kids, all we can think about is what we will do as adults. We reach the young adult years and all we can think about is the next chapter: college, career, family, and so on. We get so focused on the tomorrows, we forget to live in the very moment we exist. In doing so, we miss out on a li…

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They came streaming into the Nature Museum where I volunteer. One camp group after another. At first, it seemed overwhelming. How could I relate to all of these children and make them feel welcomed … along with their leaders?

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Ezra Mendoza was born at 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 to Ashley Frenandez and Luis Mendoza at AdventHealth Sebring. He was 5 pounds, 15 ounces and 18 inches long. Maternal grandmother is Janet Fernandez. Paternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Luis Mendoza, Sr.

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Proving, once again, that fact is stranger by far than fiction, a grandmother recently asked me what she should do about her daughter-in-law who, despite her husband’s increasingly meek objections, is determined to do everything possible to turn the first grandchild, a 3-year-old girl, into …

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This life is full of loss and full of grief. Though there are times we experience great swells of joy, we also experience deep depths of sorrow. No sorrow is deeper than the sorrow of loss. At such times it is important to consider how Christians grieve. Christ has Lordship over all of life,…

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SEBRING — The Heartland American-Israeli Initiative (HAII) will hold its next meeting at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Chicane’s Restaurant, 3101 Golfview Road. The guest speaker for this meeting will be Pastor Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church International.

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The story is told of a mother who was giving her little boy a bath. He sat in the bathtub while she poured the shampoo onto his hair. After lathering up his hair, the mother poured on some water to remove the shampoo, but the little boy tipped his head down, and the shampoo ran right into hi…

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Being a Christian can be complicated and confusing sometimes. Depending on who you listen to, you may walk away feeling as if there is no way you are getting into Heaven. Some of the information may seem conflicting as well, such as: You can’t get into Heaven by performing good deeds alone. …

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It was a cold winter’s day that Sunday, and the parking lot was filling up quickly. One woman noticed as she got out of her car that others seemed to be whispering among themselves as they walked into the church building. As she got closer, she noticed the object of their whispering. A man w…

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It can be a beautiful thing to drive down the road unobstructed; it leaves the mind to wander forward. What will the day bring? All of the sudden the pace is disturbed by a vehicle traveling much slower. For many, this puts the brakes on not just the vehicle, but the yellow brick road of pos…

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When I think about the plight of our country from the standpoint as a follower of Jesus Christ, I cannot help but weep. As a follower of Jesus Christ I am appalled at the inhuman treatment of human beings that is occurring at the borders and of the silence of us as Christians.

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My recent column pertaining to a 12-year-old who told his parents he’d thought about suicide several times over the past six months stirred a fair number of folks to respond. Feelings toward the column ranged from “many thanks” to “how interesting” to fear and loathing.

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