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Oct 31st

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Blended families 101

What is a blended family? In its most basic sense, a blended family is one where the parents have children from previous relationships but all the members come together as one unit. It is said that the blended family is now the predominant form of family and it is estimated that there are approximately 23 million blended families in the United States. However, as blended families become increasingly common, the definition of a blended family is changing. Understanding the basics of a blended family can be essential for ensuring that your family can embrace its strengths to work through its differences.
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Five creative ways to use containers in your landscape

Five creative ways to use containers in your landscapeContainer gardens have long been used to add a spot of color by a front entrance or expand planting space in city lots, balconies and decks. Don't let past experience and tradition limit your vision. Try one or more of these attractive, fun and functional ways to include containers in your landscape, large or small.
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Speaking fear invites it into your life

Greetings. I want to first say thank you to everyone who has been reading my column. I have received a number of calls, text messages, and emails from individuals. You inspire me to continue writing and I know that if I can just touch one person’s life (young or old,) my writing is not in vein. 
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We honor our fathers

Happy Father’s Day! The time for us to honor our fathers has come once again. The United States is one of the few countries in the world that has an official day on which fathers are honored by their children. On the third Sunday in June, fathers all across the United States are given presents, treated to dinner or recognized in other ways to be made to feel special. Modern version of Father's Day celebration originated in the United States of America and thereafter the tradition spread in countries around the world.
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PALESTINE REFLECTION: Community, mystery, story – a delegate's perspective

PALESTINE REFLECTION: Community, mystery, story – a delegate's perspectiveIt seems appropriate that the May 2013 CPT delegation to Palestine began in the days between Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. At Pentecost, God comes to unify, to build community among diverse nations. Trinity Sunday reminds us that God is, in essence, a community, and that we are invited to experience God as the mysterious dance of three-in-one. Our delegation of thirteen, from the U.S., Canada, Scotland and Romania, has dwelt in these mysteries, feeling God's uniting presence in the midst of our differences.
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You are the programmer

"Hello world!" It is the first line of code that someone starting out in computer programming will write. It is a very simple program that allows the programmer to see that the things that were wrote behind the curtain is now available for the whole world to see. This simple declaration serves notice to the world that a new programmer is now on the scene, and this new programmer is determined to leave his or her mark on those who will enter into their domain. This is true for people as well. Our brain is like a giant computer that runs on the programs we write every day. The world is the recipient of our programs whether they are good, bad or indifferent. To be most effective in life, we must keep some basic computer principles in mind.
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Study to be quiet: Meditate

"Study to be quiet." It has been 15 years since I put pen to paper to write what then was my first book. At the time, I was going through an extremely difficult period in my life, and I began journaling as a means of therapy. I would get up at 5:00 AM each morning. It was during this quiet time that I would write out my complaint to God. Day after day, I wrote. After months and months of complaining, one day, I ran out of things to complain about. It was then that God begin to speak back to me the answers to my problems. Days later, I had an epiphany and realized that if I had been quiet, I would have gotten the answers that I needed a long time ago.
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