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 By Zach Elliott    Community 

What's better than crying?

At the age of two, author Helen Keller was stricken with a devastating disease that left her deaf and blind. Yet she said, “I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who... — Updated 8/18/2019

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

Oh, now I see it

At the start of the lunar sunrise Dec. 24, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 read verbatim the account of creation found in Genesis 1:1-10. Little did the crew know that their reading... — Updated 8/15/2019

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

The Leftovers

Just like many of you, I have a garage sale or two every summer. It’s almost an American tradition. The heat comes, the days get longer and the garage sales start poppin.’ I... — Updated 8/7/2019

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

I hate waiting

Why is this taking forever? Don’t they understand how valuable my time is? If they didn’t screw up my tires in the first place, I wouldn’t have even had to come back here. I t... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

What are you thinking?

Did you know that according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America over 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic negative thinking? That’s a huge chunk of t... — Updated 7/25/2019

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

Have a high impact

How to fish, shoot, hunt, set up a tent, drive a tractor, dig a hole, look people in the eye, properly shake someone’s hand and hold the door open for a lady. These are just a... — Updated 7/11/2019

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

Never leave naked

We were searching for a beach on the Big Island of Hawaii when my wife and I parked at the edge of a cliff near all the other cars. We noticed a family with children loading up to... — Updated 6/21/2019

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

My new drug of choice

“Take a chill pill!” That’s what my wife told me as I was getting frustrated at a Chick Fil A drive-thru when my chicken was taking too long. Can you blame me? That chicken... — Updated 6/7/2019

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

Baby food or steak?

What did you have for dinner last night? If I were to guess I would say that you probably didn't eat baby food for dinner. You probably didn't chase your jar of Gerber Apple and Chi... — Updated 8/10/2018

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

Chosen

I bet that most guys dreaded life when it came time to pick teams in school. Come to think of it, I don't think I have ever talked with anyone who has fond memories of this horrid e... — Updated 7/18/2018

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

Christ declares our independence

Wrapped up in all the festivities of a typical July Fourth celebration, I often forget that the day isn't just about family, friends and a barbecue, but we're celebrating the birth... — Updated 7/13/2018

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

Everyone's my friend

One of the great difficulties of a youth summer camp is placing the right kids in the right cabin. It's a painstaking process and the pressure is immense. If you don't put kids in... — Updated 7/5/2018

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

Fan or follower

The biggest difference between a fan and a player is that a fan never sets foot on the field. They never go to the practices, never take the hits and never help an injured player... — Updated 6/28/2018

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

Tempting, isn't it?

I told my church about how I fell into temptation and ate the jelly beans from the centerpieces the ladies had set out for a women's event we were having. I couldn't help myself.... — Updated 6/8/2018

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

Stop counting your problems

I have some great friends who have reached the age of retirement. Here's one of their comments to me about getting older: "Old people! It seems that all we have to talk about is... — Updated 5/27/2018

 
 By Zach Elliott    Community

Life's too short to be bitter

At a recent memorial service, a woman walked to the attendant to voice her extreme anger because her maps app sent her on a dirt road. "You owe me a car wash!" she yelled. "And the... — Updated 5/17/2018

 

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