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Native to Asia, lemons are believed to be a hybrid between a citron and a sour orange. Thankfully, lemon trees can thrive in the Sandhills.

Last year we addressed faith in the community. This time around, we ask some of our religious leaders how they view faith in the family.

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At the Table

Holiday Gift Guide

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Without giving away the plot, in this issue’s music column, Anthony waxes poetic about his love of concerts. His first, Def Leppard, reminded me of my first album, “Pyromania,” also by Def Leppard. This admission, of course, will date me. It was vinyl, and not the post-modern vinyl that Pearl Jam tried to con us into buying as some sort of cool, retro thing. This was vinyl as the only option. “Rock of Ages,” “Photograph” and “Foolin” (fa, fa, fa, foolin) highlighted that album. Needless to say, I was pumped. My first real album. No more “borrowing” albums from my older sisters. This one was mine. Of course, I was already putting on private concerts in my basement. I must have played the 45 of Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” about a thousand times with my friend Dustin. We used my dad’s wooden tennis rackets (now I’m really dating myself) as guitars. And yes, we put on a rockin’ show. My first concert was The Cars, which led to many more through the years. Perhaps each generation thinks they grew up

in the best era of concerts. If I had a time machine, my list of dates to visit would include a Led Zeppelin concert … or maybe two. OK, no more than four. But I do think my concert going years, somewhat later than the ’70s, were some of the best. I’ve seen Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses storm off the stage in New York after getting hit with a Bic lighter. “That’s not cool, man,” said Slash. I’ve seen the Grateful Dead through a perpetual haze in the old Boston Garden. I got to see the Rolling Stones from floor seats. I saw the lead singer of Blind Melon stagger on stage and forget basically every word to his songs. I’ve seen Lenny Kravitz, Blues Travelers, Paul Simon, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, Van Halen, Metallica and too many others to recall. I can’t believe I’m thinking these words, but those really were the days. My last concert was Greg Brown, who is a fantastic folk singer with a voice that has just the right level of gravel and depth. But that was years ago – too long off the circuit. Anyone know when Willie Nelson is coming to N.C.? | 5

Good Reads by Darcy Connor

Elementary Owl Diaries: Warm Hearts Day Written by Rebecca Elliott

Digger Dozer Dumper is a sweet collection of poems, each one about a different hard-working vehicle. Each vehicle is given a specific personality … “the garbage truck adores his work/the sights, the smells, the sounds!” and at the end the reader (and/or reader assistant!) get to decide what truck they would like to be. A nice twist to the typical picture book question “Which one is your favorite?”

In book No. 5 of the Owl Diaries, Eva and everyone else is excited for Warm Hearts Day. She is busy making cards and gifts for all her friends when she realizes she has forgotten to make something for her family. Will there be enough time for her to show how much she loves them? The story is full of wonderful lessons, from sharing to helping others in need and all led by Eva’s infectious enthusiasm. With easyto-read text and illustrations throughout, the Owl Diaries are part of Scholastic’s book line Branches, aimed at the emerging independent reader.

Picture Book If You Give a Mouse a Brownie

Middle School Under the Egg

Written by Laura Numeroff / Illustrated by Felicia Bond

Written by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond are back at it again with another in their If You Give … series. This time around it is the famous mouse starring in a new adventure. “If you give a mouse a brownie, he is going to want some ice cream to go with it” begins the escapade that is sure to delight fans and make this another instant classic. I do wish that Numeroff had made it a bear that got the brownie, but like a visiting old friend, it is good to see Mouse again; plus, the small details of Felicia Bond’s illustrations can’t be beat.

After the death of her grandfather, Theo is left with the burden of caring for the dilapidated house she shares with her unstable mother. When she accidently spills rubbing alcohol on one of her grandfather’s paintings, what is revealed underneath could turn her life around. Getting help from some new friends, Theo searches for answers to solve the mystery. Theo is smart and resourceful, two things that make her a great heroine for kids. Fitzgerald does a wonderful job of weaving art history and World War II history into a page-turning mystery.

Preschool/Toddler Digger Dozer Dumper Written by Hope Vestergaard / Illustrated by David Slonim

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Adult 100 Days of Real Food, Fast and Fabulous Written by Lisa Leake

I love Doritos and I’m not about to give them up, but that doesn’t mean I’m opposed to searching for some healthy options to add into the family diet here and there. Lisa Leake began documenting her family’s goal of replacing unhealthy packaged and processed foods with more “real food” on her blog, and eventually turned it into her first cookbook. 100 Days of Real Food, Fast and Fabulous is her newest cookbook and is filled with quick and easy recipes to help even the busiest families eat a little healthier. Each recipe has a picture, which is always a welcome bonus. The recipes also include a resource section with shopping lists and other kitchen tips. Leake really does make it easy to cook real food … fabulously.

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Candles 3.5B Annual sales, in dollars, of candles sold in the United States each year. 5K Years the candle has been in use. According to the National Candle

Association (yup, it’s real), the Egyptians were using wicked candles in 3,000 B.C., but the Romans are generally credited with developing the wicked candle before that time by dipping rolled papyrus repeatedly in melted tallow or beeswax. Evidence of candle use has also been found in ancient China, India and Japan.


Percentage of candle buyers that are women. The other 10 percent is unknown.

1B Amount of wax, in pounds, used each year to make candles. 18 The century candles became a thing on birthday cakes. Although many credit the earlier Greeks for the birthday candle tradition (it’s believed the Greeks would make round cakes to honor Artemis, the goddess of the moon, and place lit candles on the cake to represent the moon’s glow), the Germans took it to another level during birthday celebrations for children called Kinderfest. A single birthday candle, symbolizing “the light of life” was lit and placed on the cake.

10K The estimated number of candle scents available in the United States. 1488 The year the world’s oldest candle manufacturer, Rathbornes Candles (, started making candles in Dublin, Ireland.

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A Look Ahead

Sleep Cycle Seems appropriate to highlight a sleep app with the shorter days and longer nights. This one for your iPhone is a little more intelligent than your standard alarm clock because it analyzes your sleep and wakes you in the lightest sleep phase, which is the most natural way to wake up feeling rested and relaxed. Of course this presumes that you can wake up whenever as if you live in a castle and all your dreams come true. Well, give it a try on the weekend.

Road trip! Beyond the boundaries of our little sandbox, there is much to see. Here are a few events worth checking out. For events with a more local flavor, check out

and other tech marvels

Amazon Echo Someone on the staff may have received this as a gift for his/her birthday. It was exciting for several days, especially for the kids, to yell “Alexa” and then ask whatever was on their minds. Spoiler: Alexa is polite about Siri, doesn’t have a favorite color and, all in all, lacks a certain amount of personality. Now it is mainly used as a glorified timer and occasional boom box (although you ask her to play Led Zeppelin and all you get are musical renditions … weird). Perhaps she is not being utilized properly. The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith As we plunge head first into Oscars season, we thought to recommend an engaging podcast about the art of movie making. Like most good podcasts, these aren’t long and they get right to the point. It offers some great insight on creating a story. Probably best for the real movie geeks but worth a listen for anyone, particularly if you find a topic or interview that touches on a favorite film.


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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

- Martin Luther King Jr. Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

- Victor Hugo Self-love is a good thing but self-awareness is more important. You need to once in a while go “Uh, I’m kind of an asshole.”

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Quicksand QUICK TIP Darkness is upon us, but that shouldn’t keep you from your running routine. If you don’t have a treadmill or you feel the only true running lifestyle is running outside, rain or shine, sun or moon, here are a few tips for that nighttime or early morning time run: Be seen. Shouldn’t need to be said, but when you witness a man in all black running at night you gotta question a person’s mental faculties. Loud colors, reflective materials, strobing lights; a night run is not the time to be a wall flower. Overkill in this situation is cool. Stand out or die! Stay alert. You may think you need the headphones to run, but try without them in the dark. It’s better to be fully aware of your surroundings than to be hit by a car or deer because Adele was too loud. Communicate. This is smart whenever you go for a run, but it’s especially smart to tell someone you’re out there at night. Share your route and give an estimate length of time. It doesn’t hurt, and if you don’t come back, you won’t be forgotten. Warming up. This time of year it’s much colder with the sun down so be sure to fully warm up. Try to warm up inside and get the blood flowing to prevent injuries on your route.

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kies By J.M. Walter

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You know a dessert has got to be good when there’s a monster dedicated to it. You don’t see a cake monster or a pudding monster around, and

for good reason. Pudding and cake are perfectly respectable desserts, but they don’t inspire the kind of manic, stuff-your-face kind of eating that cookies do. Admit it, you’ve eaten an entire sleeve of Oreos in one sitting. I have too. But you probably haven’t eaten an entire cake alone. (If you have, kudos for the dedication.) Cookies may not get the respect that fancier sweets receive, but this time of year they take center stage as both a tasty treat and a wonderful family tradition. The first cookies were happenstance. As far back as the seventh century, when bakers made cakes, they would use small amounts of batter to test the temperature of their ovens. How fast the little cakes cooked would inform the baker to alter the intensity of the oven. The unintended result was a tasty, sometimes crunchy little cake we now call a cookie.

The cookie we know today was introduced to America by the Dutch in the 1600s, and the Dutch word koekje became “cooky” or “cookie,” eventually becoming part of the American vernacular a century later. Cookies were made at home until after the Civil War when commercial cookies became available. Seasonally speaking, the tradition of leaving cookies out for Santa dates back to the 1930s, and luckily it is still celebrated today with parents devouring Santa’s leftovers on Christmas morning.

Types of Cookies

There are several categories of cookies: Bar cookies: Brownies Drop cookies: Chocolate chip, Oatmeal raisin, Sugar cookies Filled cookies: Rugelach Molded cookies: Snickerdoodles, Peanut butter cookies

No-bake cookies: Rum balls

Pressed cookies: Spritz cookies

Refrigerator cookies: Neapolitan Noels Rolled cookies: Gingerbread men Sandwich cookies: Oreos

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Omm nom nom nom Recipes: If you’re putting together a cookie tray this year, don’t try to bake a dozen different kinds. Nobody has time for that, and your guests and kids will be just as impressed with three or four. Just try for that distinctive touch. Here are three classic Christmas cookies that are sure to make an impression. Rugelach

Submitted by Patti Ranck, Indigo Earth Events So, this one's a biggie. Big to me because it's a 40+ year family tradition in our house. I believe almost every culture has its own riff off the basic recipe, as well as many different names, spellings and pronunciations. Whether we are actually calling it by the right name or not, we love it as our breakfast treat on Christmas morning with the ever so necessary giant mug of coffee! As my son says, it's just not the holidays without rugelach.

cinnamon in food processor. Divide dough into approximately 9 equal pieces. Keep dough that you are not currently rolling wrapped in plastic wrap or in a bowl with lid so it does not dry out. Working one piece at a time on a floured surface (or between sheets of parchment paper), roll into an 8-inch circle. Using a pizza cutter, cut into 8 wedges. Sprinkle with filling mixture (not too much) and starting at the widest base of each wedge, roll up to the pointed side. Dip tops in egg yolk and then sugar. Place on silicone baking sheet or foil on a cookie sheet pan. Bake at 375 F for 15 minutes until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Then pour the coffee and pass the plate! Makes 6 dozen

1/2 cup butter, softened 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 2 1/4 cups flour 3/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten with 1 teaspoon water 1/4 cup sugar To make dough, cream butter and cream cheese. Then add flour in small increments until well-combined. Knead lightly on floured surface until a smooth dough forms. Set aside. To make filling, grind raisins, sugar, walnuts and 14 | SAND& PINE MAGAZINE December 2016/January 2017

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Submitted by Karen Caulfield, Coldwell Banker Realtor When I was first married, I got this recipe from my mother-in-law. These were our favorite Christmas cookie. When the kids came along, they didn’t particularly like them … but that means more for us. 3/4 cup butter 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup candied cherries, chopped 1 square unsweetened chocolate, melted 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1/3 cup flaked coconut Combine butter and sugar; add egg, and beat until smooth and creamy. Stir in extracts. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to mixture, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Divide dough into three parts. To one part, add chopped cherries; to second part, add melted chocolate and nuts; to the third, add coconut. Line a small loaf pan (7 ½ inches x 3 ¾ inches x 2 inches) with waxed paper. Put dough with cherries on the bottom, then the chocolate dough, and last, the coconut dough. Cover with waxed paper. Chill for several hours or until dough is very firm. Cut dough in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/8-inch slices. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet in 375 F oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Makes 6 dozen

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Submitted by Iris Voelker My mom makes these every Christmas. It isn’t Christmas in our house until we have our annual sugar cookies. It brings back all the memories of Christmas past and the warm feelings of Christmas to come. 1 cup butter, softened 1 ½ cups sugar 2 eggs 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cream of tarter ½ teaspoon salt Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down bowl after each addition. Add flour, baking soda and salt, and mix gently until combined. Scoop spoonfuls onto parchment-covered baking sheet, roughly 2 tablespoons of dough. Bake at 325 F until golden. Check cookies after 7 minutes and then watch them like a hawk. They tend to brown in a second. Cool, decorate with icing if desired, then serve.

Icing ½ cup vegetable shortening ½ cup softened butter 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 1 pound) 2 tablespoons milk or 2 tablespoons water For chocolate icing ¾ cup cocoa powder (Dutch process or other baking cocoa) or 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares, melted Cream butter and shortening with mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk or water and beat at medium speed until ready to use. Refrigerate leftover icing in an airtight container. Rewhip before using. For chocolate icing, add cocoa powder or melted chocolate when adding the sugar.


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To Your Health! Holiday Fitness Survival

By Brandi Martin, nationally certified fitness professional and owner of Forte Fitness in Southern Pines


Break Out the Oranges!

Amid all the sweets this holiday ooray for the holiday season! A time of joy, giving, social gatherings and culinary pleasures we all look forward to with every coming season, make sure to reach for an year. But what we don’t look forward to is the unwelcome stress of orange once in a while. Not only eating too much and allowing our fitness program to take a back seat to falling will your body appreciate the temperatures and busy holiday to-do lists. fresh fruit and dose of vitamin About 75 percent of annual weight gain takes place over the holiday season. C, but your mind will benefit You can lose up to 50 percent of your hard-earned fitness gains in just two weeks of too. Studies show that the inactivity. You won’t lose all of your strength and endurance, but taking an extended smell of citrus can boost your break will chip away at any improvements you’ve made in the weeks prior. After that, mood and help alleviate you’ll lose another 50 percent of what fitness gains remain with each missed week. stress. It's all about supply and demand. When we exercise, we stimulate the synthesis of proteins, like mitochondria and enzymes, to meet the demand we place on our bodies. When we stop exercising, we eliminate the demand, so we start to lose our supply. Unfortunately, it takes a lot longer to get fitness back than it does to lose it because it takes longer to synthesize proteins than for those proteins to be degraded. If you are strapped for time over the coming months, focus on intensity rather than duration and frequency to maintain fitness and prevent weight gain. Your goal should be to exercise at least three times per week, but try cutting the time for each sweat session by half. For example, if you normally walk or run for 60 minutes, walk or run for 30 minutes at a slightly elevated pace or interval two minutes of faster pace with one minute at a slower pace. When you’re short on time and want the most bang for your buck, it’s all about the HIITs – High Intensity Interval Training. A client favorite during Forte Fitness’ weekly drop-in HIIT classes include Tabata Training. Gimme Your Keys, Louise Tabata involves four minute bouts with 20 seconds of all'Tis the season to indulge, but when you’ve had too out work at your highest intensity followed by 10 seconds much to safely drive, call for a ride home. Better yet, of rest for eight rounds (there’s even an app for timing!). Pick any seven exercises – such as air squats, fire feet plan ahead and book a ride in advance. Here are a (fast running in place), abdominal planking, reverse few taxi services working in Moore County: lunges with bicep curls, seated abdominal twists with Tommy’s Taxi: Sandhills shoulder press, side skiing (leaping back and forth side to 910.944.5546 Transportation: side), triceps chair dips and cycle – for a 30 minute do910.944.2700 anywhere workout. Airport Don’t forget to mix up exercises. For a free demo of Transportation Safeway this workout check out this month’s “featured video” at and Moore: Transport: And for those sugar-packed 910.692.3125 910.528.7612 culinary delights this holiday season, think “nothing tastes Pinehurst Taxi: as good as being fit feels!” 910.603.7954 16 | SAND& PINE MAGAZINE December 2016/January 2017


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"Lemon tree, very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat." Lemon Tree, 1962 / Peter, Paul & Mary

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The lemon tree,with its rich, glossy green leaves, is a

wonderful and easy plant to grow indoors, and its sweet-smelling flowers will give warmth and life to any room.

Tip #1

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Grow them from a seedling

purchased or from seed. Lemon trees prefer somewhat acidic soil and lots of sunshine (eight hours a day), and they do best in a southern exposure. Put them in a room where the temperature will be moderate all year (55 degrees Fahrenheit at night and 70 degrees during the day is ideal). Prune your tree in late winter or early spring so the

sunlight can reach the inside of the tree. This is also the best time to feed it with organic nitrogen fertilizer. Whether you are using organic or chemical fertilizer, follow the instructions.

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In the summer, put your lemon tree outside where our

Great school project: Save your seeds and with your child plant them in a small clay pot. Put it in a sunny window and wait ten days to germination. Voila!

little pollinator friends can get to them. Although they don’t like frost, lemon trees do not require temperatures as warm as sweeter citrus plants. Remember to keep them moist and well drained with lots of sunlight.

Tip #3

When growing from seed, wait until the seedling is 6” to 12” high before transplanting to a bigger pot.

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How does faith fit within the family?

At its most basic, family is where faith often begins. The foundation, overtly and unconsciously, is formed there, but what happens to faith once the outside world inevitably starts penetrating those initial building blocks? As we did last year with our story on “Faith in Community� (Dec./Jan. 2016 issue), to find the answers, we went directly to the source.

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Why is religion/faith important within a family?


s parents we might ask what our children need from us beyond the expected necessities of food, shelter, clothing and education – things any custodial guardian would provide. What parents can offer their children, by word and example, is an understanding of the world created by God and experienced through our faith that God is revealed in the beauty of Creation; the longing for eternal love in our hearts; the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ; and the inspiration of Holy Scripture. Our children deserve to know what we believe about God, and why we believe it – not as a means of indoctrination, but as an explanation of who we are in our innermost selves, as their parents. – Rev. Dr. John Jacobs


n The Family: A Proclamation to the World, we are taught that a “husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. ‘Children are a heritage of the Lord' (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live.” When children see their parents setting good examples and living their lives in a way that is consistent with their beliefs and what they teach, they are more likely to follow in their footsteps. David O. McKay, President of the Church from 1951-1970, loved the Shakespearean saying: “What 'ere thou art, act well thy part.” As parents, raising children in today's world, we would be wise to “act well [our] part” without hypocrisy as our children look to us for guidance and as good examples. – Dr. David Chandler


espite the romantic images we sometimes encounter, family life is often anything but easy. It comes with sorrow as well as joy, conflict as well as peace. Faith can provide us with the inspiration, strength and grace to love, to forgive and to ask forgiveness – all of which are of great importance in family life. The family is also the first and most significant place many people encounter religion. The experience of religion within the family – positive or negative – frequently has greater impact than all the sermons and lessons one endures at church. – Monsignor Stephen Worsley

How should families practice their faith at home?


hen asked, “Why would someone not want to go to church?” a quiet, young man in our parish replied, “Bad press.” At first we thought he meant the unfavorable media coverage of recent scandals. In fact, he was referring to the negative comments coming from the front seat of his family’s car on the way back from church most Sundays when he was a kid. Why indeed would anyone want to attend a gathering so often followed by gossip and criticism? Humility, charity and generosity are essential elements to the practice of faith, especially when the preaching and witness is fraught with human limitation – as it always is.

– Monsignor Stephen Worsley


eyond the customary prayers at meals, family devotions and other deliberate efforts to practice faith within the home, there's something that takes more deliberation and effort: treating the members of your family with civility and respect; and practicing good manners, especially when you don't feel like it, as when another family member is in a bad mood and taking it out on you. The most effective and long-lasting impression parents can make with children is in who they are at home. Children are quick to detect hypocrisy, and when we present ourselves as one thing in public and something else at home, we risk their respect and undermine the positive lessons we try to teach. Children may not listen to everything we say, but they watch like hawks everything we do. – Rev. Dr. John Jacobs | 21

How has your faith been challenged by the modern world?


his is a remarkable time to be alive as we live in an age full of modern-day conveniences, prosperity and technological advancements. But it is also a time in which an increasingly complex world is experiencing shifting societal values. Recently our faith, like many others, has faced opposition and attacks on the definition of marriage and the importance of families. We've also seen our religious freedoms challenged by those who would deprive us of them. It is important that we maintain a balance between standing up for our beliefs and respecting the rights of others to believe differently. To address these issues, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints through press conferences and public affair initiatives has published official statements regarding our beliefs and practices.  – Dr. David Chandler

How can families best share their faith?


y living of our faith daily and occasionally reflecting aloud on the value it brings to our life. Take faithfulness in marriage as an example. It can help and even surprise a teenager when their parent (or grandparent!) explains that being faithful in marriage hasn’t always easy, but the benefits have far outweighed the burdens. Humility, charity and generosity are essential to the sharing of faith as well as living it. Not so helpful are nagging or telling older children what to do. If our values are evident in the way we live our lives, then preaching at them isn’t likely to help.

– Monsignor Stephen Worsley


he Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, spent his mortal life serving and teaching others. He lived His doctrine. He is our example of how we should live our lives. We believe that all men and women have the right to worship as they choose. Consequently, we should never force our religious views or beliefs on another. Rather, we should conduct ourselves in a way that honestly shows what we believe. Being a good example and serving others is the most powerful tool we have to show who we are and what we believe. 

– Dr. David Chandler

How can families best balance different faiths within a household?


y faith has been confirmed – more than challenged – by the events of the world. While many find their faith in God threatened during difficult times, if we believe that God has given us the free will to choose right from wrong, then we must admit that much of the suffering in this world is a consequence of our wrongful choices. If we believe that God is our loving heavenly Father – and not a Santa Claus or a genie in a lamp – then we must accept that God wants for us what we want most for our own children: to grow up. If we as parents shielded our children from every crisis or consequence of their mistakes, as many want God to do for us, then how would our children grow up into adults willing and able to accept the responsibilities of adulthood? God wants us to grow up spiritually as people who will reflect the love of God to all who need to see it. – Rev. Dr. John Jacobs

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t's been my experience that different faiths within a household rarely result in mutual respect and appreciation for the difference in beliefs. Ideally, there would be the opportunity to learn more directly and personally about different faiths from those we already love; but most often, something has to give. Either one faith overshadows the other, or, to avoid conflict, both are depreciated. Either way, the children are denied a fair and objective presentation of diverse beliefs. In practice, the household is rarely a conducive classroom for comparative religions; and when there is actual conflict between parents concerning their divergent faiths, the children often want nothing more than to avoid religion altogether when they leave home. – Rev. Dr. John Jacobs


e are all called to help one another come closer to God, yet the route by which God calls us may vary. For instance, God called my sister to marry and have a family. He called me to be a priest.



Although views and beliefs may vary, it is critical that we love and respect the agency of the other person to believe as they choose and to build on those principles and beliefs that we have in common.


– Dave Chandler

As family, part of my vocation is to help my sister experience God’s love within her life, just as she is called to help me experience God’s love in mine. Choosing my sister’s vocation or spouse for her was way above my pay grade. In practice, listening and understanding have been far more helpful than giving answers or direction. Similarly, our cousins who are preachers in various different Christian traditions offer great support to us through their prayers, wisdom and good humor. – Monsignor Stephen Worsley


e recognize that there are many families where one or more members may belong to a different faith. In these cases, it is vitally important that there exist a mutual foundation of respect and understanding for the other's faith and beliefs. As we recently faced the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, I was pleased and impressed to see many individuals from different faiths came together in a spirit of good will and unity to help those in need.  Although we may not agree in religious doctrine, we were united in our common desire to help others as the Savior, Jesus Christ, did and would do if He were physically here. The Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Romans said it well: “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another” (Romans 12:5). Although views and beliefs may vary, it is critical that we love and respect the agency of the other person to believe as they choose and to build on those principles and beliefs that we have in common.  – Dr. David Chandler

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My wife says I have many wonderful qualities, but I know, deep down, that very near the top of that list is my total lack of interest in sports. She loves that I’m never glued to the couch on Sunday night or away to the game all day Saturday. No sports channel on in the background during dinner or grumpy breakfasts the morning after a big game ends in a loss. I’ve never even startled the cat by yelling at the TV screen, and my kids can go to any college they wish regardless of how much of a hack the new head coach is. I didn't choose to leave these things out of my daily life, it just happened. Somewhere around the age of 11, I became a huge fan – just not of sports. It all started in the gym at Southern Pines Middle School, but there was no game happening. For some reason a rock cover band had been booked to play the school that day and with the last note of their encore, “We Built This City”, my first of many concerts was under my belt. After that, I still played sports, still watched 34 | SAND& PINE MAGAZINE December 2016/January 2017

tennis with my dad, and I have been to college and pro games over the years and had a blast, but in my eyes and ears, live music had far surpassed baseball as my America’s pastime. In the following years – OK, decades – my dedication to concerts would make any sports fan proud. I convinced my church youth group leader to take us to a Def Leppard show, saw The Who at Carter Finley at age 13 and caught the first Lollapalooza tour. My dad would take me to see Paul Simon in Chapel Hill instead of UNC games, and by the time I was in college, I was die-hard. While my friends were going to see Wake Forest play N.C. State, I was going to see unknown bands like Dave Mathews for $3 at some little club or the annual Allman Brothers show at Walnut Creek. I even had a “home field” so to speak: a little venue in Winston called Ziggy’s that would host performers ranging from Sam Bush and Blues Traveler to Funkadelic and Bo Diddley. I wasn't afraid to travel to see

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my favorite players either. Road trips and tailgating in packed parking lots differ from a sporting event only in that no one will have lost at the end of the night … everyone gets the same experience. Just like my fantasy league, stat-loving friends, I keep tabs on my favorite players and watch for new talent. I buy tickets and look at them with anticipation and excitement as the event draws closer. Instead of jerseys, I amassed a collection of concert and band t-shirts that I will never stop wearing, if only around the house. I had a friend who waited years to see the Cubs play at Wrigley Field, and I finally understood that feeling this summer after we traveled to Colorado to see our favorite band. We had seen them many times before but they were performing at Red Rocks Amphitheater, an incredible mountainside, open-air venue that was celebrating 75 years of epic concerts. So I may not be able to sit watching the Ryder Cup or Carolina beating Duke again, but I realize I've sat through thousands of performances over the years. My friends will still laugh when someone new asks me who I like in the ACC. But at home, my wife and I will look at our concert tickets on the fridge and smile. We’ll enjoy and reminisce about that night just as much as when someone’s favorite team scores a touchdown from the three-point line for a hat trick in the 9th inning during a power play with only seconds left on the shot clock. Enjoy the show!


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n September, my son Aaron and I were reflecting on our One of the things I am most proud of is how these last 10 years in Scouting. Aaron was about to turn 18, and boys have developed a desire to serve their community. his time as a youth Boy Scout would end. I told Aaron that Routine service projects include everything from helping I could hardly remember life before Scouting. with the annual plant sale to providing color guards for Aaron started Cub Scouts in September 2006, when I various functions to providing ushers for the symphony at was assigned to Fort Bragg, and it quickly became a key part the Pinecrest Auditorium. Eagle Scout projects almost always of our lives—all of our lives. Although I was in Cub Scouts benefit the community at large, such as a recent project to fix and Webelos as a boy growing up in a serious erosion problem next to the high Scout Oath Nebraska, I was never in Boy Scouts, school auditorium. On my honor, I will do my best so I had plenty to learn. I had no idea Our Scouts not only learn to serve to do my duty to God and my how much our lives would change when with their time, but they have also learned country and to obey the Scout Law; my wife, Mary, said, “Hey honey, I to give back a portion of what they earn in to help other people at all times; volunteered you to be the den leader for fundraisers. The Troop has made a habit to keep myself physically strong, Aaron’s Cub Scout den.” of giving 10 percent of all fundraising mentally awake, and morally We became part of Pack 7 and proceeds to local organizations, such as the straight. later Troop 7 in Pinehurst, where Sandhills Coalition. Scout Law Community Presbyterian Church has I love the outdoors, so taking Scouts A Scout is: trustworthy, helpful, continuously chartered the troop since on camping and backpacking trips is friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, 1925, and I found there is a deep history merely an excuse to do what I enjoy. clean and reverent. of Scouting in this community. Summer camps throughout North Boy Scouts is about investing in Carolina and Southern Virginia, a 10-day our future through the development of canoe trip in Ontario, Canada, and hiking boys. It is about instilling core values, the Appalachian Trail through the Great leadership and community service. The Smoky Mountains National Park have mission of the Boy Scouts of America is provided plenty of opportunities for fun to prepare young people to make ethical and adventure. Illustration from Norman Rockwell's Boy Scout 50th Anniversary U.S. Postal Service stamp series, 1960. and moral choices over their lifetimes by But more important than fun and instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. adventure, these things have provided boys a place to learn The Scouts that started with Aaron in second grade are and mature. It’s hard to imagine a better place to invest my now high school seniors. I can say honestly that I’ve observed time and energy. these boys grow and mature into young men, and they’ve Moore County is also home to Camp Durant, one of made Scouting values a part of their life. No, Scouting can’t the premier Boy Scout camps in the nation, which will be take credit for all of their development, but it certainly has celebrating its 50th birthday in 2017. Anyone interested reinforced the attributes that we hope to see in our future in Boy Scouts can find more information at or community leaders.


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