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Practicing Patriotism

Practicing Patriotism

King Solomon’s call for moral and spiritual integrity by citizens for the benefit of their nation may seem out of date, but his principle of practicing patriotism by doing right…

When Silence is Golden

When Silence is Golden

Solomon said there is a time to be silent (Ecclesiastes 3:7)   His call for a time of silence immediately preceded his advice that there is also a “time to speak.”…

How to be enriched by remembering

How to be enriched by remembering

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first celebrated on May 30, 1868 on an order from General John Logan.  In 1882, the name was changed to Memorial Day.  Surprisingly,…

Essentials for increasing faith

Essentials for increasing faith

Most people would like to increase their faith.  They struggle with problems too difficult to solve and carry burdens too heavy to bear.  Sleep eludes them and they are on…

Easter separates facts from fiction

Easter separates facts from fiction

This is the time of year when tale spinners come out of the woodwork with conspiracy theories about the authenticity of the resurrection of Christ. As always, when the dust…

How Angela saved her church

How Angela saved her church

I was disappointed to learn that a once vibrant church was about to close.  Learning about those looming locked doors brought memories of days when that church had been one…

Your song can return

Your song can return

Solomon’s poetic portrayal of spring is about to be reenacted: “The winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the…

When we stumble and fall

During the 1968 Olympics, held in Mexico City, John Stephen Akwari, a marathoner, represented Tanzania. His hopes were high but along the way he stumbled and fell, injuring his knee…

Feel incapable? Join the Club

Feel incapable?  Join the Club

Immense potential lurks within each of us waiting to be used for the glory of God and the good of others. Unfortunately, much of this vast reservoir of talent and…

Surprising solutions for achieving a long life

Surprising solutions for achieving a long life

Recent press releases on the length of life for men in Iceland took many by surprise. Conventional wisdom had touted the value of a warm climate in causing one to…

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