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Panera’s Box: A Restaurant of Surprises

To understand the following story, you have to understand that I play guitar. A lot. I love guitar like Jordan loves basketball, or like Captain America loves the stars and stripes. But the guitar that I’d had for the past five-odd years was starting to look like an eight-track tape player; old and dysfunctional. So I had been searching for a new guitar for quite some time, although none ever quite seemed to fit. That was until right before my birthday, when I spotted the guitar of my dreams in a local music store, screaming, “Play me, David! Hold me close!” It not only stayed in tune and sounded nice and rich, but it looked almost too beautiful for words, sitting there shining in the imagined moonlight streaming from my … Read entire article »

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How To Be Cool

Cool is probably the second most over-used term in a teenager’s vocabulary these days (see my article on “swag” for #1). I personally am not an expert on the subject, but I have made some observations regarding coolness in general, especially how to be what is perceived as “cool.” One problem high schoolers have when trying to be cool is they don’t realize that people of differing morality and maturity think different characteristics are cool. This is a list for classy teens who want to come across as cool to other classy people. So without further ado, here are ten ways to not only look cool, but to be cool as well. 1. Don’t talk too much. If people hear your voice all the time, they will think that you never … Read entire article »

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A Pastor’s Dilemma

With the threat of a surprise raid hanging heavy over their heads, Kruschev’s group kept noise down to a minimum. Their singing was beautiful, albeit barely distinguishable, and the presence of the Holy Spirit was noticeable in the small, windowless basement where they sat or stood in various positions of worship. After several such songs, Kruschev, or “Pastor Benjamin” as he was known to the members of his secret congregation, stood silently, letting the strengthening waves of the Spirit pour over him. Finally, he began his message. It was a simple sermon, if it could be called that. In reality, it was a talk; a private talk with each of the people in that room. He spoke about the need for bold witnesses for the Lord, … Read entire article »

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My Hero

My Hero

There are many amazing heroes in the Bible. There are warriors, missionaries, leaders, slaves, all with incredible testimonies of God’s power. My favorite hero, though, has always been King David. Other than being my namesake, he is also a great soldier, a man after God’s own heart, an anointed musician, and the writer of half of the hymns in the book of Psalms. And he was also good looking. David started as a shepherd for his … Read entire article »

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Mighty Men

Mighty Men

Have you ever been amazed at the resiliency of certain movie figures? I mean, there are some action heroes that just won’t die. For instance, take a look at the Furious Five from Kung Fu Panda. Now those guys just don’t go down. At the battle of Weeping River, outnumbered a thousand to one, but they didn’t stop; they just Hwaa, Yah, Hiyaa! They eat legions of wolves for breakfast. And how about Aragorn from the Lord … Read entire article »

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Swag: Disambiguation

Swag: Disambiguation

It’s the new word on the block. The perfect description of a LeBron dunk, a funny t-shirt, a Corvette ZR-1, and Ray Lewis’ squirrel dance. It is the thing to say when you don’t know what to say (Mary Poppins does, after all, have a large amount of swag herself). Swag is all around us, and teenagers are absolutely obsessed with it these days. But the question is, why is it such a big deal? And … Read entire article »

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