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J. Davy Crockett III

Made in the Image of God



Man formed of dust

There’s a reason you won’t find any Wookiees out there.

Where is America Now?



Some time ago, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, now retired, of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper wrote an insightful editorial entitled, “Where are we now?” Commenting on the intractable political divide and civil unrest in the United States, the editor looked back to June 16, 1858, a time when the nation was facing a crisis as the prospect of civil war loomed over the issue of states’ rights and slavery.

Bursting the Bubble



Popping a Money Bubble

As economies fail around the world, we learn the lessons taught by misplaced confidence.

There’s More to the Tree Than What You See



As winter winds begin blowing, crowds of people, undaunted by the global pandemic, head to the evergreen lots. The sights, sounds, and smells of the cherished season bring people out in droves. While artificial trees have become popular, the evergreen tree is by far the most popular symbol of the season. Various customs, such as selecting the tree, setting it up and decorating it, and placing gifts and special treats under its boughs, are all part of the annual tradition that occurs on December 25—the winter solstice.

It’s Not About the Turkey



Do you have a pet peeve? You know, an irritation that rankles you, but in the grand scheme of things is relatively minor? As we in the United States approach our national day of Thanksgiving, it irritates me when people flippantly refer to it as “Turkey Day.” It is so much more than a day for turkey, football, and all the trimmings! Now, these things are great traditions, and I enjoy them as much as the next person—but they should not overshadow the origins and the meaning of the occasion.

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