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Golf Outing Recap - a great day!!

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The weather was perfect for the 2nd Annual Gerry Moors Golf Outing held at Winding Hills Golf Course on June 18, 2011.  46 golfers hit the links as the Moors family hosted this fun event to benefit Inheritance of Hope...

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Rest in the Shade

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I spend a lot of my time these days out at a baseball field cheering on my seven year old son and his all-star team, the Stingrays. I enjoy watching them play and cheering them on.  One thing I do NOT enjoy is the unbearable heat that comes with June in Atlanta, GA.  There is certainly a reason people have nicknamed this great city "HOTlanta."

I am actually NOT complaining about the heat.  It is fine.  I have great perspective after living in Minnesota for 7 years. Truly I would rather sweat than freeze any day of the week.  However, in the same way it is essential to take cover indoors when the Minnesota temperature plummets below zero in January, it is equally as essential to take cover in shade when you are out in the 100 degree temperatures of June in North Georgia.

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A Legacy of Endurance

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What do Oprah, Drew Carey and Kristen Milligan all have in common?

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Bull in a China Shop

I live in Atlanta, Georgia.  Home of the Braves, high temperatures, and southern hospitality.

I love hospitality!  In fact, I think if you quiz my closest friends and relatives they would tell you that hospitality is in my blood.  I enjoy having guests in my home for dinner or for weeklong visits. It is a joy to feed them a meal (or meals), take care of their needs, and make them feel very welcome in my home.  It makes me smile just typing about it.

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Quick Tip:How to clean produce...

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To help remove surface bacteria from produce, including e.coli bacteria, you can follow this simple method of washing your produce...

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Smart Sally

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I don't know what we did before GPS navigation.  Now we just punch in an address and go.  My family even gave our system a name..."Smart Sally".  We actually stole that name from another family but we like it so it stuck.

Smart Sally has led us safely through numerous states, cities and streets.  Most of the time she lives up to her name and smartly directs us the most efficient and accurate path to our destination.  She even frequently "recalculates" when her human follower makes a mistake or misses a turn.  (Did I say, 'frequently'?!?)

However, occasionally Smart Sally is not so smart!

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Running Streaks

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There are numerous runners throughout the US that have been continuously running for years - many over thirty years.  They are men and women that run at least 1 mile every day of every week of every year.  Mark Washburne, a 55 year old college professor from New Jersey, has run every day since December 31, 1989, adding up more than 33,000 miles.  Washburne is the president of the United States Running Streak Association (USRSA) an association established for people like Washburne that want to officially log their consecutive daily runs...

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It's a Small World

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30 days from today Inheritance of Hope will be welcoming 16 families from all over the country to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for a trip of a lifetime!!!  As I get to know these families, I am amazed at some of the similarities.  In my mind I already see the friendships developing between the children of similar ages and the parents with the same illnesses.

We even have two families that (when I google mapped their addresses) live just a few miles from each other! (It's a small world after all....) These families are strangers right now but in a month they will be friends AND neighbors (literally)!

Although we serve a wide variety of families with a wide variety of conditions it always amazes me that the community that develops at our Legacy Retreats is very rich and unified.  These families may come from all over the country but they have much in common.

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Meet the Elliotts

People sometimes ask Natasha Elliott how she manages to do it all: care for her ailing husband and 10-year-old son while pursuing a graduate degree in nursing.  Natasha, 27, said those who don’t know Mike, her husband of six years, don’t understand their marriage and the ups and downs of battling life-threatening illness.

“This is our normal and I wouldn’t know what it would be like to be with someone who didn’t go to the doctor every week,” Natasha said.

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The Weakness of Gideon - The Strength of an Almighty God - May 2011

Do you ever feel as though you are doing the Gideon? No, it is not a new

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