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Do These Jeans Make Me Look Fat?
Breaking the Cultural Mirror

By Jocelyn Hamsher

The average fourth grader in the U.S. is on a diet. Four out of five women in the U.S. are dissatisfied with the way they look. The average woman is 5’4”, 140 pounds. Twenty-five years ago, models weighed eight percent less than the average woman. Today, models weigh twenty-three percent less. God has made various body types – only one of those is the tiny frame we have dubbed the prototype

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Savoring God’s Presence

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11 (NKJV)

As I write this, I am savoring a lovely cup of coffee after being sick a few days. I made coffee or tea on each of my sick days; but it was more of a necessity than a pleasure and served primarily to get me decongested and moving along in my day.

Today, however, I am smelling the beautiful aromas of the special grind;

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He Shall Direct Thy Paths

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5,6-(KJV)

When the weather gets colder, it’s harder to get myself to walk my two Golden Retrievers like I should. They tend to get restless, bouncing around with pent up energy. The solution is to break out the leashes and walk the neighborhood.

It is amazing how they change as soon as I bring the leashes out. They will immediately sit

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When you pray, go to your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what you do in private, will reward you. Matthew 6:6

As we slowly drove down the street on that cold December evening we spotted the porch light. “This must be the house.” I told our “Positive Teens In Action” group. We pulled up in front of an older home with the porch light glowing. We gathered up our song books, walked up the steps, and knocked on

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