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This week our country celebrates its 247th birthday. While Americans enjoy the freedoms our constitution affords us, America has become an increasingly divided nation. Dr. Jim Denison, who writes a … more
Having observed yet another anniversary of our nation’s independence, it may benefit us to recall a rather obscure bit of our history. A glimpse back over two centuries may help us recover a … more
Yogi Berra, the famous manager of the New York Yankees, was also a homespun philosopher. Four years after he died in 2015, USA Today published a list of the 50 greatest Yogi Berra quotes. Some of my … more
I am writing today’s column the day after I had the honor of conducting my Uncle Ronny’s funeral. Many members of our family gathered to celebrate his life and grieve his death. Like all … more
Like many, I was blessed to be with my family on Memorial Day. As I talked with my mother about the holiday, she reminded me of a story I heard years ago from one of my favorite family members, Uncle … more
If you could envision your happiest life, what would it be? How we answer this question depends on so many different factors: our temperaments, our values (those we grew up with and those we picked … more
The Minister Group was meeting at our home. I was looking forward to seeing all of them. Being a good husband, I offered my wife my help in getting the dinner ready. She said she could use some help … more
For over 2,000 years the life of Jesus has fascinated millions. Even many who do not follow the teachings of Jesus are captivated by the way he treated others. Recently I have been listening to Mary … more
Whomever is watching, listening to the awful media reports these days concerning murder, terrorism, thievery, manipulation of the masses, etc., etc., may join with me in declaring what we really need … more
Each morning on his way to work, Glen went through the drive-through of a local coffee shop to order a coffee for himself and pay for the order of the person behind him in line. According to Kirsten … more
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