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Take a Moment to Look Up

“Only in the darkness can we see the stars” –Martin Luther King, Jr. As the holiday season falls upon us we will likely focus more on getting things done than appreciating the spirit of the season.  My calendar is already full with deadlines, reminders and activities color coded in the hope that I remember everything. …
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Happy Thanksgiving!

This is my first Thanksgiving without my grandmother, one of the most amazing women that I have had the pleasure of knowing. In her honor, I offer this Thanksgiving message: Nothing shows your Thanksgiving gratitude like a clean plate! Happy Thanksgiving! Ifeoma U. Aduba Executive Director

Don’t Sweat It!

Making a Thanksgiving turkey causes me to sweat.  A cold sweat occurs during the defrosting period, each time I open the refrigerator door loudly wondering, “Why is it still rock solid?”.  During the roasting time, my temperature is rising steadily, but not the turkey’s. Last Thanksgiving I wanted so very much not to sweat it.  Besides…
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Every Day is a Gift

Perhaps Thanksgiving is one of everyone’s favorite days and holidays of the year? It’s one of the few holidays that no matter what religion, we all want to celebrate with family and friends. It’s a holiday that most of us have fond memories of certain gatherings, certain years. I remember some from when I was…
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The Spirit of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving causes us to pause and ponder all the blessings for which we are thankful. The love of family and friends is often at the top of the list. This year we may choose to focus on the compassion of a larger community. My family and I have many to be thankful for: the Tennessee linemen who restored our power the neighbor…
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A Time of Thanks (and) Giving…

The leaves have changed color and are falling off the trees, there is frost on my windshield every morning, and the days are growing shorter…the holiday season has begun. With Thanksgiving less than three weeks away, I would like to take a moment to thank you, our loyal supporter, for the difference you have made in the…
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