Summer Solstice is Almost Here

SummerSolsticeby Anniel   6/14/14
In keeping with my need to be of good cheer, I want to tell you of Alaska and of summer solstice, the time of year people of the north look forward to. Solstice will be here in just one week. The uphill battle for light after winter solstice begins sluggishly, only seconds a day at first. More » • (1909 views)

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The Treasure He is Mining…

Treasureby Glenn Fairman   6/11/14
Perhaps I will be misunderstood in this, but Conservative Christians run the risk of passing into idolatry when they hold that their particular ideology or permutation of politics is consistent with the Mind of God. More » • (1366 views)

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The Power of Powers

Rockwellby Deana Chadwell    6/5/14
A few times in my life I’ve had the feeling of traveling through time. Once, on a 4th of July, we took a tour of Paul Revere’s house, and standing in his bedroom, I had the distinct sense that I had invaded a living person’s privacy. More » • (1003 views)

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Memorial Day: A Personal Reflection

memorial-day-images-2014-7by Timothy Lane   5/26/14
Sweeden Missionary Baptist Church in Sweeden, Kentucky (that’s not a misspelling; the unincorporated town my family comes from takes its name from Sweden, but for some reason has an extra “e”) has a picnic on the Sunday of the fourth weekend in May, so Elizabeth and I have taken to going there More » • (938 views)

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The Harem

Facelessby Anniel   5/23/14
Why can’t Tommy come over to play?  •  When our eldest son had just turned five and his sister was almost four, we moved to a new home in a semi-rural area. There seemed to be no young children in the neighborhood, but right across the street from us lived two brothers of about ten and twelve. More » • (3499 views)

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Is There Anyone Who Will Stand In The Gap?

TheCrossby Patricia L. Dickson   5/22/14
I have recently run across Christian articles presumably outlining ways to not be Biblically offensive. These articles run the gamut from basically how to be more politically correct when teaching what the Bible teaches about the homosexual lifestyle to insinuating that Christians becoming pacifist. More » • (3478 views)

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Church Where Art Thou?

TheCrossby Patricia L. Dickson   5/22/14
According to a study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.06 million abortions performed in the U.S. in 2011. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Vital Statistics is reporting that in 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758) More » • (1910 views)

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How Critical is Critical Thinking?

ThinkingManby Anniel   5/21/14
Following a discussion of lateral thinking and its importance to education, the question of critical thinking arose. Just what is this thing called critical thinking and how can it be developed? More » • (2500 views)

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Blessing the Nations

ArabIconby Anniel   5/13/14
Late one very dark night, I stood with my friend, Ibitsam, under a streetlight in Chicago. She held before me a picture of her son, Mohammed, so I could see how he had looked a few short months before when he had still seemed healthy. More » • (4065 views)

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Fat is Back

RedMeatThumbby Brad Nelson   5/6/14
Someone had sent me info the other day on this issue. Now I see that Mona Charen has a column on the subject. Apparently saturated fat (animal meat) isn’t the killer that one old study says it was. In fact, the diets we have substituted for them (carbohydrates and sugar) might be worse. More » • (1970 views)

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Straight on Till Morning

dadgiggyby Glenn Fairman   5/5/14
Can I share a secret with you? Being young isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.  •  It wasn’t till I had reached the leeward side of 50 that I started figuring things out. Believe it or not, there is a joyous virtue in age if you are ready to throw down your gavel, open up your heart, and be willing to start again as a child. This is the paradox of growing old. More » • (1556 views)

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One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians

ThreeLittleIndiansby Anniel   5/4/14
Harry Reid Feels Your Pain  •  Bonnie’s mother is Navaho (or Navajo, if you prefer). When she had to choose a tribe, Bonnie also chose to be Navaho, so when she had her second little Indian, a lovely girl with masses of black hair, she gave her the wonderful name Nizoni More » • (1274 views)

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