Young Couple

Young Couple, by Richard Foster (Flickr), Creative Commons License

“In a recent study conducted by, Christian singles between the ages of 18 to 59 were asked, ‘Would you have sex before marriage?’ The response? Sixty-three percent of the single Christian respondents indicated yes.” [1]

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Paradox, or Balance?

November 24, 2013 — 4 Comments
Ashley O'Rear

Ashley O’Rear

Sometimes life defies explanation.

How can a heart be filled with joy and sorrow at the same time?

How can twelve years seem like an eternity, but wasn’t it just yesterday?

How can a simple photograph bring tears to a smiling face?

How can unfathomable blessing give rise to unconquerable pain?

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5 Ways to Achieve More

October 26, 2013 — 2 Comments

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Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut? Do you have lofty ideas and goals, but they never seem to amount to anything more than dreams? We’ve all felt these frustrations from time to time. So how do you turn all of that around? How can you turn those frustrations into achievement?

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George Bernard ShawWe don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

Jazz Concert ’79

October 1, 2013 — Leave a comment

Jazz Concert '79I played tuba in my high school’s jazz band. At the end of my junior year, we recorded our end-of-year concert, and the band director made arrangements to have the recording made into an LP vinyl record. Naturally, I purchased a copy, and years later digitized the songs into MP3 files.

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