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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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“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16

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Gov. Brian Kemp needs to let mayors be mayors and run their own cities.

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Georgia lawmakers are elected to represent both their districts and the state as a whole. 

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“July is hot afternoons and sultry nights and mornings when it’s joy just to be alive. July is a picnic and a red canoe and a sunburned neck and a softball game and ice tinkling in a tall glass. July is a blind date with summer.” -Hal Borland. 

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My husband and I were invited to be guest on a radio show yesterday to discuss the importance of communication in marriage.

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“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” -Bob Dylan. 

“While good business ideas are plentiful, many entrepreneurs struggle to understand payroll taxes, health care and other thorny issues… They don’t have the financial literacy to scale...”  - Daymond John – CEO of FUBU  

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“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” -Unknown. 

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“Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should. And let go of what you can’t change. Love!” -Sarah-Marie Teasdale.

For me it was never about money, but solving problems for the future of humanity.” – Elon Musk

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The good news is that more sports seem to be on the horizon. The NBA is nearing total agreement on its plan to restart the season for 22 of its teams in July. The plan is an eight-game season to determine seeding for the postseason, then to have the playoffs.

 "It is the month of June, the month of leaves and roses, when pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses.” -Nathaniel Parker Willis. 

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“At last came the golden month of the wild folk-- honey-sweet May, when the birds come back, and the flowers come out, and the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.” -Samuel Scoville Jr.

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Most mornings, I’ll hear it even before my alarm goes off: the cheerful chirps of the dawn chorus. Birds around my neighborhood take to singing as the sun rise (and some even before) and it’s always a happy note to start the morning.

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“A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” -Unknown. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” -James E. Faust.

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During the statewide shutdown, the Georgia legislature has been mostly shuttered as well, and campaigning for state office has been put on hold.

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“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” -Edwin Way Teale.

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I have been sheltering-in-place around one month now, and while it still doesn’t feel like anything close to normal, it gets a little better day by day. It certainly hasn’t been easy but I find that the more that’s been taken away, the more interesting things I have found to replace them.  H…

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For the most part, we live in an uncomfortable equilibrium with bacteria and viruses, both those inside of us and those outside, in the natural world. But every now and then, the war reignites. An old pathogen, long dormant, returns. A new mutation emerges. Those events are the epidemics and…

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As we continue to practice “shelter-in-place” and your home DIY’s (Do-It-Yourself), this is a good time to work on your landscaping and grounds. Our landscapes are all about plant populations, thus we need to better understand their needs, including their food and water requirements.

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A recent conversation with a new friend inspired me to write this week’s article. She was telling me that she is ready to leave drinking, smoking and fornication and turn to Jesus, but she fears she will be bored. Her words made me laugh when she said “Yep, I am a real sinner but I want to c…

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“It is Easter. This is a season when we reflect on the suffering, sacrifice, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.” -Emily Belle Freeman.

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Narrow restriction of local information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 begs the question: What is the appropriate balance between protecting an individual’s identity and the public’s right to information during a public health crisis?

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Come Monday, it’ll be the start of the third week since I began to shelter-in-place. It doesn’t quite seem like I’ve been doing this for two weeks, but maybe that’s because shelter-in-place really isn’t too different from what I do every week.

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Much has been written about the Greatest Generation, usually defined as those born between 1910 and 1924, many of whom risked their lives fighting in World War II. Those that came after them look upon that generation with great admiration and gratitude for their bravery and for the sacrifice…

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With the coronavirus spreading and wreaking havoc on the entire world — shutting down economies, forcing families into lock down, and killing thousands of innocent people — many are only looking at the negative. It is hard to not do that when the world is coming crashing down in a way that h…