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“I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.” – John Thune. 

In 2019, the World Health Organization declared 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse” to celebrate the 200th-year anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

“When April steps aside for May, like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten; fresh violets open every day; to some new bird each hour we listen.” – Lucy Larcom.

At Appomattox, when Robert E. Lee came to surrender his forces to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the Confederate general likely felt a myriad of emotions.

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which it’s loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca.

“Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year.” – Ogden Nash.

“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.” -Nicholas Sparks. “When life places stones in your path, be the water. A persistent drop of water will wear away even the hardest stone.”  – Autumn Morning Star.

“Though, February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises.” – Charmaine J. Forde.

In the 10 years that I was privileged to represent the First District of Georgia in the United States Congress, I lived in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol; in an old building owned by the United Methodist Church located between the Supreme Court and the Senate Office buildings.

I am writing due to an overwhelming concern for the educational environment in Tift County.I am a former resident of Tift County (30 years) and was a science teacher in South Georgia systems for 27 years (Worth, Ben Hill, Tift). I have worked with many talented staff, including the current s…

“In life, when you encounter mean and hurtful people, treat them like sandpaper. No matter how rough they may scrub you, you end up polished and smooth.” Nishan Panwar.

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“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” – Bob Hope

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“Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” – Catherine Pulsifer.

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“Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November to sit with family and friends to give thanks. Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!” — Charmaine J. Forde.

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“Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moonrise.” – Gladys Taber. 

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus.

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Thirteen years ago, we made our first trip to the Navajo Nation in Arizona with Pastor Charles Dennis, “the singing preacher.”  

I want to start this letter by thanking each and every one of you for your efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19 as we restarted school over the last four weeks.

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How easy is it to spot the sin in someone else's life? Conversely, how hard is it to recognize the sin in our own life?

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“It is priceless to find a person who will take responsibility … to know when someone has accepted an assignment that it will be effectively and conscientiously completed. But when half-finished assignments keep coming back – to check on, to verify, to edit, to interrupt thought and to take …

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“There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air.” -Rudolfo Anaya. “I enjoyed the whole process of learning and was always happy when autumn came and school or college started up again.” -Claire Tomalin. “My favourite season is autumn, and I love walk…

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“A sound mind makes for a robust body, but runaway emotions corrode the bones.” – Proverbs 14:30 (Message Translation)

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus.

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“If you are five minutes early, you are already 10 minutes late.” – Vince Lombardi

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“Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don't see what goes on underground - as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don't see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way,…

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“Have you ever looked at the bud of a magnolia flower? It’s a tight little pod that stays closed up for a long time on the end of its branch until one day, out of nowhere, it finally bursts open into this gigantic, gorgeous, fragrant flower that’s ten times bigger than the bud itself. It’s i…

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