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Overall, pet ownership is great for your health. Lowering your blood pressure, reducing allergies in children and keeping you active are proven benefits. Just don’t let sleep deprivation offset these positives.

They heard irony in someone who insisted he didn’t know the very language he was clearly speaking. I dare say you will experience this same sort of irony if you attempt to speak a language of faith that you don’t really know.

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After four well-received novels about LAPD homicide cop Elouise “Lou” Norton, Rachel Howzell Hall confidently delivers a highly entertaining stand-alone that pays homage to Agatha Christie while finding its own individual approach.

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Charles Jenkins has left his time in the CIA far behind and now lives with his family on a farm on a remote island in Washington state. His wife is expecting their second child, and he runs a security consulting business to pay the bills. When financial issues force him to contemplate how to…

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What do we call people with certain physical or mental challenges? The old word, now considered disparaging, was “handicapped.” A more recent, and generally more acceptable, word is “disabled.” But that’s not necessarily accurate. It’s a negative word, one that refers to a shortcoming or lim…

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Palm Sunday, a religious festival that commemorates Jesus' entry into Jerusalem before his crucifixion, marks the beginning of Holy Week for Christians who recount the biblical events that lead to Jesus' resurrection. The week also includes the Passover celebration where Jews remember the Hebrews' liberation from Egyptian bondage. 

This week's topic was a pop of color, and you were very creative. We love it when we see a photo with a sense of humor, too. 

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While the Lowcountry is still deciding whether to be warm or cold, gardening experts say that it is the perfect time for organizing.

My career as a health care chaplain often leaves me feeling like I’m pastoring a parade. That’s because, by definition, my chaplain relationship with patients is a temporary one.

The annual Plantasia event will satisfy even the most severe cases of plant fever. This one-day gardening extravaganza will be April 13 at Old Towne Creek County Park.

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Even as LifeWay Christian Resources shuts down all 170 of its shops — including seven in South Carolina with one in North Charleston — other Christian book stores in the Lowcountry are staying open by offering non-Christian materials. The establishments are functioning less as a book store and more as community centers.

So this week's topic was sand dunes, and it's really a challenge to get great photos at the beach. The expanses are so big that it's hard to capture that feeling in an image.

In most multiple cat households, there are socially compatible groups that may or may not interact with each other unless forced to do so. It is important to take into consideration natural feline behavior and remember that cats do not have an inborn tolerance of feline strangers the way dogs may. They are more likely to cohabitate with siblings or other cats when introduced when both are young.

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Aimed at engaging youth, serving those in need, and attracting individuals who would otherwise be too intimidated to enter a church building, Charleston area congregations will combine preaching and prayers with food and fun through "praise in the parks" and other outdoors events this spring.

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When I went to my dentist last week, I was distressed to learn that I had three cavities, which are the first in many years. My dentist reminded me that I was at the age of the second peak of dental decay.

Some have suggested that Norris Burkes refer to himself as "America’s Favorite Chaplain,” but he thinks "The Bomb-Dump Chaplain” might be a better fit.