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    Challenge Day 6: TGIF

    Many cultures deem Friday an unlucky day — not just the day on which the 13th of any given month falls, but every Friday. In America, Friday holds more positive qualities than negative, mainly due to its placement as the beginning of the weekend. In our household, we love Fridays, and I have to admit, it probably has a lot to do with Friday launching the weekend. I’m very happy Friday is here, and I pray everyone has a pleasant weekend.

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    Day 5: An A-mews-ing Story

    For those just joining us, my husband, Rodney, and I are having a nice little friendly competition for September. I will write a blog entry and he will take a photo and include some short thoughts on the photo. I also agreed to share his photo on my blog. This collaborative effort aims to keep us creating and hold us accountable. The one potential problem, though, is struggling to create, which opens up the potential for some off-the-wall photos and blogs. We also don’t consult with one another on topics, so the combination can be peculiar.¬†For one such example, keep reading… Once upon a time, a tiny black and white…

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    Day 4: Suffering vs. Overcoming

    Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. — Helen Keller With an hour to spend in my own thoughts today — sitting outside in the Brown County IGA shelter, watching tourists and residents bustle around like ants consumed by their own lives and tasks — I pondered suffering. What makes some people suffer more than others? Is it simply a devotion to suffering in one’s life that makes her appear to experience more trials? Or is it a persistence for overcoming that makes others seem to suffer none at all? In each of the cars and trucks that rumbled past, drivers…