Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Slow & Steady Wins the Race

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 28, 2018

Elizabeth Swaney is a very average skier from Oakland, California. She’s certainly not a bad skier, but there is nothing about her skills that stand out. Yet, last week she caught the world’s attention by competing at the Women’s Half-Pipe event in the Olympics at Pyeongchang. She was stacked against twenty-three of the world’s best…

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Unclaimed Fortunes

Unclaimed Fortunes

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 20, 2018

On August 26, 2017, at a Sam Food Mart in Lewisville, TX some nameless individual purchased a lottery ticket worth one million dollars. However, winning lottery tickets are only redeemable for a limited time. After the expiration of 180 days, on Thursday, February 22nd the ticket became totally worthless. Whoever the lucky, or perhaps unlucky,…

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Busy Busy

By Leah Hopkins | Feb 15, 2018

Did you hear that? It was the tick tick tick of the clock reminding us of time slipping through our fingers. Wait a minute, who am I kidding? We all have digital clocks now so really, we just look up and are flabbergasted (that’s a great word) when we see that five hours have flown…

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Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 13, 2018

Red Gerard is a pretty typical 17-year-old. He loves skateboarding and golf … and Netflix. On Saturday, February 9th he stayed up late into the night binge-watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix. The next morning his alarm went off at 6:00, but he did not stir. It wasn’t until his roommate came to drag him out…

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Five Reasons to Come to Church

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 7, 2018

How long has it been since you have been to church? Friend, that’s too long! There are several reasons why you may not be going as often as you could. Maybe you’ve just gotten busy. Maybe you just don’t see the value. Maybe something has been said or done that turned you away. Whatever the…

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Out of Context and Out of Character

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 6, 2018

This past weekend, the Eagles won their first Super Bowl. However, almost eclipsing that news, is the backlash from a commercial for Ram Trucks. The advertiser used a sound bite from one of MLK’s speeches as the centerpiece of their effort to sell a vehicle. The backlash has been swift and firm. Perhaps the greatest…

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Flexibility

By Leah Hopkins | Oct 3, 2017

I wrote recently on the fact that life does not always go as planned, and that can be frustrating if you are a planner like myself. Another week of homeschool has gone by and we are about to make some more changes to the plans that I made for our family. While I believe this…

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Epic Planning

By Leah Hopkins | Sep 15, 2017

This week was our first week of school.  While I have been homeschooling our eldest for a few years, now we are homeschooling all our boys. I have been excited, hopeful, and a little nervous. I have filled out my planner and put together daily and weekly schedules, as well as planned field trips. With…

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Flip-Flop

By Leah Hopkins | May 24, 2017

Today was the day. The day that has been on my mind for months. One that I have been looking forward to and dreading at the same time. It was the last day of public school for my family. I am hoping to write more about why we made this decision later, but right now,…

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