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Why art thou cast down, O my soul?

WHEN the Psalmist (Psalm 42:5) gave utterance to these words, his spirit was dejected and his heart was heavy within him. In the checkered career of David there was not a little which was calculated to sadden and depress: the cruel persecutions of Saul, who hunted him as a partridge upon the mountains, the treachery of his trusted friend Ahithophel, the perfidy of Absalom, and the remembrance of his own sins, were enough to overwhelm the stoutest. And David was a man of like passions with us: he was not always upon the mountain-top of joy, but sometimes spent seasons in the slough of despond and the gorge of gloom. But David did not give way to despair, nor succumb to his sorrows.

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WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!

Here we are… Beginning, yet, another year... Happy New Year, my friends! I whole-heartedly hope that 2012 does not find you in the same old rut that many people seem to fall into at this time of year: setting unrealistic vows to better themselves. Yes, I’m referring to those resolutions people seem to make every year… Have you ever looked up the definition of “goal”? According to Merriam-Webster.com, goal is defined as, “the terminal point of a race”. I think we can all agree that resolutions feel rather ‘terminal’ when attempting to carry them out…

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Keeping Up with the Kardash-whos

Back in the day, the adage used to be, “Keeping up with the Jones’”… In today’s society, the name Jones has been replaced with Kardashian, and this phenomenon has been taken to a whole new level. For those who are not familiar with the name Kardashian, every Sunday night this family’s reality show can be seen on the E! Channel with 2011 marking the sixth season (www.eonline.com). Many people in America, young and old, have become fascinated with this family and the goings on of its individual members including the most recent wedding of one of the oldest children, Kim. The hype that has surrounded the Kardashians seems to almost elevate the family to a level of royalty (bombshell for loyal fans: no royal blood exists in the Kardashian clan).

1 Thessalonians 4:11 (ESV)

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Attach a Purpose to 4th of July

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the U.S. Independence Day is the national day of the United States. (Wikipedia, 2011).

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COLUMBIA — Those looking to taste the seasonal flavor of cicada ice cream at Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream will no longer have an opportunity to do so.

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