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A Final Thought: The Great Pretender

Growing up in the 1960s, my family had a “living room” which was, ironically, off limits to the living. The room featured a stiff-backed sofa accentuated with elegant pillows made of velvet and satin. The sofa was flanked on each side by matching end tables, each supporting matching porcelain lamps and gold-embossed, leather-bound books with...

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Painesville’s First Church of Christ is re-emerging as a leader in serving the community

Growing up in Green, Ohio, Mike Martin’s mother was a teacher while his father spent his days studying the heavens as a meteorologist for the Akron-Canton Regional Airport. Mike focuses on Heaven now, too, but in a completely different way. He’s a pastor. In fact, he’s the new pastor at First Church of Christ, in Painesville, where...

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A Final Thought: Sometimes there are no words

Last month—on August 19—my wife and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. That sounds like a long time, but it’s not. Thirty-five years is the blink of an eye. Of course, you cannot explain this to young people. Trying to tell a 30-year-old that their life will go by quickly is like trying to describe the hum of a...

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Here’s why Roofsmith Restoration is one of the top-ranked contractors—in America

When Roofsmith Restoration founder Mike Farist isn’t crawling around on a roof inspecting shingles, you might find him on the phone helping with an insurance adjuster or at the post office mailing another damaged shingle to another industry laboratory. When it comes to getting his clients’ new roofs covered by insurance, this man is...

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Here’s how Rabbi Rosette Barron Haim’s new holiday subscription series is reconnecting people to the Jewish community

Lately, there’s been plenty of new research into what it takes to live a long, healthy and happy life. And the findings are clear: people with strong social relationships enjoy a greater quality of life than those who feel more isolated. That should come as no surprise. Humans are social creatures, who—for countless...

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