The Rose Bush
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The Rose Bush

The Rose Bush By Diane Faison-McKinzie Having moved into my new home, I walked the unfamiliar yard and came across a very old rose bush. It looked pretty sad, and parts of its branches were nearing death. I could tell it had lived a long life and was struggling for breath. As I became familiar...

Time is of the Essence
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Time is of the Essence

Time is of the Essence By: Rachel Manning This age-old saying rings true today. The modern world is increasingly becoming faster and more advanced as new technology shortens the length of everyday tasks. Instead of giving us more time, it instead gives us less, as we are expected to cram multiple tasks into a single...

From Student to Teacher
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From Student to Teacher

From Student to Teacher By Kat Holmes “I’m not prepared.”  “I don’t know enough.”  “I’m not sure I’d be good at the teaching part.” These are three of the statements that plagued my 19-year old brain when asked if I might like to teach theatre. I was an assistant at the time to AFAAs’ previous...

Three Things Theatre Taught Me
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Three Things Theatre Taught Me

Just the other week, I was walking through town late at night. I felt utterly alone, having lost eight thousand dollars that would surely see my company go under, and I had just finished screaming at my whole family even though they had done nothing wrong. As I stopped to stare off into the distance,...

He Is With Us!
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He Is With Us!

He Is With Us! By Diane Faison-McKinzie “Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit!” (Ezekiel 18:31, ESV). This verse encourages us to make ourselves a new heart and a new spirit, and we do that by casting off our transgressions (sins),...

Outward Pain, Inward Peace
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Outward Pain, Inward Peace

Outward Pain, Inward Peace By: Brittany Dellinger C. S. Lewis once said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” 2020 is coming to a close and we could look back over the year, littered with pains, and...