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I recently used the phrase “Yellow Journalism” in front of a young person, and they asked me what it meant. I explained that it was a term used to describe reporting that had little or no legitimate research behind it, which featured eye-catching headlines, exaggerations, scandal-mongering, sensationalism, and at times, pure fabrications.  I added that instead of simply reporting the facts in an unbiased fashion, and allowing people to draw their own conclusions, it was when the story was written with a pre-determined end in mind, and only the facts that supported that conclusion were presented.  The young person then asked, “why have I never heard of this?”  To which I replied, “because we don’t call it Yellow Journalism anymore”.  “What do they call it now” he asked.  I couldn’t help but smile as I replied, “journalism”.

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There is only One who gives life; only One who can truly show us who we were created to be; only One who is worthy of our hope. All other roads are detours.

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A lousy attitude is like a twenty pound sack that we can’t put down. Not so heavy that we can’t lift it, but cumbersome enough to quickly wear us out, and interfere with everything we’re trying to do.  A positive attitude can be like a new set of shock absorbers, stifling the impact of life’s many pot holes.

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You can love someone that you don’t trust, but you can’t have a healthy relationship with them.

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If the joy of the Lord is our strength, then going about things in a joyless manner exponentially increases the energy it takes.

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Jesus said to love your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself.  Sadly, our religion is what we tend to do instead of that.

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Though we don’t like to acknowledge it, life is an inherently hazardous process.  Indeed, the potential for peril exists on a daily basis.  Even so, it is ultimately fear that poses the greatest threat to our future.

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