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At least those scars prove you have lived


August 29, 2021

Remember the story of a certain ornery little twelve-year old boy, who showed up at school one morning with an impressive shiner? His black eye was truly a thing of brutal beauty. Upon greeting him, his teacher immediately noticed and asked him in horror, “Who gave you such a terrible black eye?!” His proud response, “Heck, Ma’am, they don’t just go ‘round givin’ these things away. Ya’ gotta fight for ‘em.”

Anyone out there who doesn’t have scars…somewhere? Scars can serve as a physical record of some of the things we have done. Granted, some scars are the result of...

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