The Barnyard: Consider Miniature Goats
Mar29

The Barnyard: Consider Miniature Goats

Growing up and living on a farm in rural Virginia has exposed me to a multitude of different animals and breeds both wild and domesticated alike. But there was one animal that seemed to never make it here to the farm. A friend called me up a few years ago and asked if I would like a couple free miniature goats. So I thought, “Why the hell not?” I’m always looking to interact with new animals. One day never had goats, next day,...

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5 Reasons To Go To Church Even If You’re A Nonbeliever
Sep30

5 Reasons To Go To Church Even If You’re A Nonbeliever

When most people think of going to church one of the most obvious things they think about is gathering to worship God. They’re not wrong of course, but there are other reasons to join a church. The idea that you have to be a bible thumping Christian in order to join is simply not true. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to believe in God or be religious at all in order to benefit from attending church. Here are five reasons to...

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An Interview With Rick: Ghosts, The Demon Lizard, And Seroquel
Jun09

An Interview With Rick: Ghosts, The Demon Lizard, And Seroquel

“You’re only the third person I’ve ever told this to.” Being in the mental health field for the last three years I’ve had some pretty wild experiences. Some are positive and some are negative. Sometimes it’s not even from my clients that I hear the wild stuff. Sometimes it’s just people from the community.  People will hear about what I do and just sort of, well, open up. It could be about themselves or someone they know. I really...

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My Road To Becoming A Christian
Apr07

My Road To Becoming A Christian

My road to becoming a Christian was long and winding with plenty of obstacles. To be honest, there were plenty of times when I absolutely didn’t want to become a Christian. It was the farthest thing from my mind and certainly my actions. I eventually started wanting something new. I wanted a change. I was compelled to take the leap into Christianity and I haven’t looked back since. Growing up in rural Virginia I was subjected to...

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No More Easter: Why One Small U.S. Town Is Scrapping The Holiday
Apr01

No More Easter: Why One Small U.S. Town Is Scrapping The Holiday

Easter is a holiday that most of us spend with our families. It gives us a chance to catch up and enjoy ourselves. Not to mention all the Easter egg hunts and maybe even a Sunday dinner. But Easter holds a dear place in the heart of us Christians. It celebrates our Lord and Savior rising from the grave to eternal life. It’s typically the most attended Sunday service of any service throughout the year. We celebrate it across the...

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