Author: Michael Rushbrook

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February is the month of love. It’s a time to celebrate and honor all the loving relationships we have in our lives. That is why it’s the perfect time to celebrate and honor the most important relationship you have in life – the one you have with yourself? As parents it is often difficult to set aside personal time, but this month take the opportunity to challenge yourself to practice self care and self love. Self-care and self-love is about loving who you are and seeing in yourself what those who care about you see and love in you....

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Fashioning the Perfect Christmas

-by Christa Melnyk Hines   One December, while in my late 20s, I tagged along with my parents to visit my grandmother in Wiesbaden, Germany. I hadn’t been in Germany during the Christmas season since childhood when my father was stationed there while in the Air Force. While there, I was struck by how different the European Christmas felt compared to our own more chaotic, commercialized holiday in the U.S. My parents and I decided to stroll through the Christkindl Market in Wiesbaden’s downtown square. Though the sunny afternoon was chilly, the breeze was gentle, carrying the comforting smells of...

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Reid on the Run

-by Renee Williams   Just like the roots of a plant ensure its growth and future, the roots of Reid memorial presbyterian church are its children. All ages, races and lifestyles are welcome at Reid Memorial and  the youth ministries invest deeply in each individual child to prepare them for life. On February 2, Reid Memorial will host the 8th annual Reid on the Run to benefit Young Life of Augusta who has been a vital part in the faith journey of many youth in the area for 60 years, including the life journey of Sarah Catherine Rhoads. The...

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Pick Your Parents Well

By J. Ron Eaker, M.D. Choosing your parents is the single best thing you can do for your health.  While the absurdity of this is apparent, it only serves to illustrate how vital genetics plays in your wellbeing. We are very much what those little double strands of DNA say we are, from the color of our eyes to the size of our feet.  There is a certain inevitability baked into our genetic code, but researchers are now claiming that we are not completely at the mercy of our chromosonal captors. When I was in medical school (approximately a...

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Go Girl – Karolina Agner

By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: Sean Morgan Karolina Agner, 39, is a photographer at Karolina Agner Photography. She is married to Sean Agner, who is a sales manager at Jim Hudson Lexus of Augusta. They have three children, Chayanne 16, Collin 12 and Cameron 7. One word you would use to describe yourself: Driven. If you could have any job, what would you choose?  I have my dream job as photographer & enjoy meeting new people and being able to capture their memories. Its the best thing in the world. What quality do you most admire?  Kindness.  What’s your...

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