Don’t Worry, Be Happy


Conquering the Past; Moving Forward

I noticed her trudging through the parking lot, hopping up and down over the grassy medians as she tried to avoid the deluge of cars meandering alongside her.We don't live in a large town, so the sight of a young woman carrying a backpack half her weight and...

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Dating God

James 1:25 "But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it — he will be blessed in what he does." NIV I was nervous when I used to and sure wouldn't want to now.When I...

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Dedicated to the Cause

She started in middle school and continued through high school-even when she couldn't breathe.My daughter loved all sports but was only involved in two-cross country and track. As soon as school was over, the team assembled for stretches before beginning their daily...

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Devoted to God

"It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age," (Titus 2:12, NIV2) He was passionate about his passions, and his dedication resulted in excellence.Dad was devoted to his...

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Dressing for Success

Donned in clothes belonging to another, I could be anything I wanted…at least temporarily.Playing dress up was a popular kid's game when I was growing up. After all, the techies hadn't invented the distractions that currently occupy kids' attention and often steal...

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Failure Permitted: Try Again!

I immediately had reservations I was cut out for such a "preppy" high school, but I had no choice. I was a minor, and my parents made important decisions for me.Fourteen is a challenging time for a young boy. I was coming of age, and within a few years would be able...

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Martin Wiles