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Conquer Fear

Today’s topic is FEAR. Fear is something we all have. It’s so common that not a day goes by without it affecting our lives. Unfortunately fear has the power to paralyze us. I once heard a motivational speaker explaining FEAR as “False Expectations Appearing Real.” How true is that? Think of all the fears you have- aren’t they truly just expectations of the worst case scenarios coming to life? We create these scenarios in our minds, these things we expect to happen and most of the time they are unfounded.

New rabbi, Jewish center coming to Spring Hill

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Rabbi Chaim and Seema Lipszyc with their two young children, Chana and Nissim Chai.

A rabbi and his family have moved from Brooklyn, New York to start a Jewish Center for the Hernando County community.

"I want to share our vision for the Chabad Center. To create a home for everything Jewish. Where everyone feels welcome as family," said Rabbi Chaim Lipszyc. "Regardless of background or previous experience or how one labels themselves. We see everyone as Jewish period. No labels. We welcome all to participate in celebrating the joys of Judaism," explained Lipszyc.

Naval Petty Officer from Weeki Wachee advances in rank

MISAWA, Japan (Dec. 1, 2016) Petty Officer 1st Class Josh Riendeau, from Weeki Wachee, Fla., assigned to Naval Air Facility Misawa, Japan, receives his frocking letter from Capt. Keith Henry, Naval Air Facility Misawa's commanding officer, during a frocking ceremony at NAF Misawa. Riendeau was advanced to the rank of 1st Class Petty Officer. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel Weldin/Released)

MISAWA, Japan (Dec. 1, 2016) Petty Officer 1st Class Josh Riendeau, from Weeki Wachee, Fla., assigned to Naval Air Facility Misawa, Japan, receives his frocking letter from Capt. Keith Henry, Naval Air Facility Misawa's commanding officer, during a frocking ceremony at NAF Misawa. Riendeau was advanced to the rank of 1st Class Petty Officer. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel Weldin/Released)

Holiday traditions are important in Florida

celebration feast of Gov. William Sherman Jennings in Brooksville, Between 1901 and 1905. Black & white photonegative, 5 x 4 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.

In Hernando County we do not have snow covered holidays, instead we have the opportunity to have Christmas at the beach or on the river. We are far enough north that the maple leaves turn red and many trees lose their leaves over the winter, but we do not have a Fall season with great variation of color. During winter, we get several nights when the weather drops below freezing and frost in the morning, but winter here can also include a number of beach days.

Ragged Joe's Thanksgiving

Published originally in:
At the Fireside: One Hundred Original Stories for Young People, 1890
by Kham.

At the Fireside: One Hundred Original Stories for Young People, 1890

Thanksgiving was Freddy Ray's birthday. Fred, with his little sister Eunice, had just gone out to try his new sled, when his father called him to do an errand. "Leave Eunice to play with Rob Roy," he said (Rob Roy was the sled's name), "and return as soon as you can."

It is not pleasant to be sent away when about to try a new sled. But Fred did not allow such things to vex him. He ran off laughing, and in about ten minutes he came around the corner again panting in his race. Then he saw something that made his heart thump.

Operation Christmas Child

Brooksville’s First Baptist Church hosted a “Packing Party” for Operation Christmas Child on 11/19/16. What is a packing party? And what exactly is Operation Christmas Child? I’m glad you asked! Operation Christmas Child is a project by international charity Samaritan’s Purse- a Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. This project is intended to spread God’s love and hope by delivering shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to children in need overseas.

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