As a child is raised they are formed by their surroundings. Many external factors influence a child’s development physically, socially and cognitively. These factors can leave a lasting impact in both positive and negative ways. As the foundation is being built a child’s ideals of what is “normal” is set. If the child is nurtured […]

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From milk and eggs to gluten-free products, the average American family spends $1,000 per month on groceries. That is why Melissa d’Arabian is committed to helping others make the most of their money in her FoodNetwork.com web series “Smart Carts: Winning the Supermarket.” Melissa is no stranger to the kitchen. She won the fifth season […]

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As countries send their teams to compete at the Olympics, many fans will be watching the soccer games. Afterall “football” is one of the world’s most popular sports. It is estimated that 3.5 billion people either watch or play football. According to U.S. Youth Soccer, in America alone there are more than three million youth […]

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As the world gathers around their television sets this summer to cheer on their favorite athletes at the Olympic games, we often forget about all the training and hard work that the athletes do for years leading up to the competition.  Hours upon hours in the gym, often making sacrifices and missing out on school activities […]

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Democrat, Republican, Independent, Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Male, Female, the list is endless on ways we can identify ourselves. Rather than look for similarities, we often look for differences. While those differences make us unique, they can sometimes lead to division and strife. Similarly, this generation is one of the most cause-driven groups in history. […]

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Sometimes when people think of sharing their faith, they think it has to be on a mission trip or outreach project. But the truth is that God wants us to share our faith on a daily basis. In Matthew 28:18-20, God gives us a game plan for sharing our faith in the Great Commission. The […]

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Summer is here and that means vacations, trips and outings. Whether it is a trip to the beach, coffee with friends, going to grandmother’s house or a family vacation, there is always a lot to bring along. We all want a bag that looks trendy and cute but is also functional. In addition to all […]

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Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day are often celebrated with barbeques and parades, but they are also a time to remember the men and women who serve our country to protect our freedom. Tom Joyce is just one of the many who have served our country. Tom graduated from the Naval Academy and […]

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      Sesame Street, The Muppets, Barney, Thomas the Train, Mr. Rodgers, and Teletubbies are all iconic childhood television programs. While each generation has one that they are more familiar with, all of the characters are recognizable. Risen writer Mei Ling Nazar and her family were guests at the recent launch party for the […]

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Drugs, sex, money and rock and roll, while the lifestyle of a rock musician can seem glamorous, it can also be very lonely and daunting. When Brian “Head” Welch of KoRn became a Christian, he decided to not only turn away from that lifestyle to follow Christ, but he also left the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum […]

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