Silent Night, Holy Night

I love this time of year. The music, the time with friends and family, and the cooler weather all come together to make the Christmas season feel unique and special. I especially love taking my kids to look at Christmas lights. I love seeing the ambient glow of meticulously decorated houses light up their amazed...
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Fret Not

I appreciate people caring to know about my life, yet I find it difficult to answer, “How are you?” It seems like such a big question. How do I know what someone is really asking? Is the question really an extended form of a greeting? Is it their go-to question when talking with others, and...
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Why Write?: Part 2

What God’s speaking of creation into being really means is not symbolic. It is the only non-symbolic language in existence. When God utters, pronounces, speaks—choose your word—the word and the thing are one; they are synonymous. By uttering the word, the thing is brought forth. Amazing! Thus, language is a function of the divine nature...
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Brave the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the one who points how one stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better; credit belongs to the one actually in the arena face marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, who...
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Move to the Front

Something that has plagued me, along with many others, is when entering a room for a meeting, church, or in class, we/I tend to subconsciously, or even consciously sit towards the back. However, when it comes to sporting events, music concerts, or other events, I am willing to even pay MORE money to sit closer...
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Why Write?: Part 1

No one is born a good writer. No matter how many times you have heard (or said), “You’re naturally good at English,” or, “You’re not good at English,” it’s not true. Everyone can learn to be a good writer. It just doesn’t happen overnight or over years of primary and secondary education, or over two...
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Lend a Helping Hand

When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, many Texans found themselves thinking “What can I do to help?” After watching the scenes of unbelievable damage and destruction, a group of physical therapy students, faculty, and friends had the opportunity to travel to Houston to help with the cleanup. We headed to Houston at 5:30 on...
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A Word from Your Librarian

Before diving into the vast ocean of information at your fingertips, take a deep breath. Ask yourself, “How important is it to get this answer right?” In fact, ask yourself three questions. Is more or less correct good enough? For a double chocolate chip cookie recipe or book review, Google is your friend. If the...
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Spirituality and Health

Although little is known about the way faith positively affects us, there is a clear connection between body, mind, and spirit. A holistic model of healthcare encompasses the bio-psycho-socio-spiritual aspect of humanity, acknowledging the interrelated complexity of body and spirit. The practice of one’s faith brings benefit through religious sacraments, meditation, study, and prayer. Spirituality...
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