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The Law of Kindness

  1. 14th December 2019
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

It's not uncommon today to see talk and debate about the conflict between male and female interests in the workplace, in education, and in the home. The so-called “battle of the sexes” rages, if you are to believe the popular media. Of course, there are differences between men and women, and there is no doubt that in various ways—and in all strata of society—...

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Ages to Come

  1. 11th December 2019
  2. Roger Meyer

Consider, for a moment, the geologic timeline of the Earth, which estimates our planet to be 4.5 billion years old. The age of the universe is three times longer, estimated at 13.8 billion years. Since man’s average lifespan is generally shorter than a mere century, we cannot adequately comprehend billions of years.

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Will Wars Ever End?

  1. 07th December 2019
  2. William Williams

In his 1951 farewell address to the United States Congress, General Douglas MacArthur grimly stated his thoughts about the global conflicts in which he had played a major role. Speaking as a life-long military man—a commander in some of modern history’s fiercest battles—he put the entire weight of his experience into his observation that, although mankind has...

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The Key to a Balanced Christian Life

  1. 04th December 2019
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

person overlooking mountain scenery with fist raised in air triumphantly A cousin of mine has been very successful in several business ventures. He has worked hard over many years and has accumulated wealth and property. He has the accouterments of wealth that one might expect in the form of homes, cars, boats, an airplane, and a farm in the country. This cousin has traveled extensively pursuing his interests and passions. Along the...

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An Evening at Grandma's

  1. 30th November 2019
  2. Lehman B. Lyons Jr.

man taking a selfie with "grandma" When I was in my twenties, I would take the opportunity to visit my paternal grandmother on a Friday night. During these special visits, my grandmother would feed me a delicious meal as we talked sitting at her dining room table. Through some gentle prodding from me, she would recount her life, her upbringing, her family, and her life with my grandfather. I had...

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Count Your Blessings

  1. 27th November 2019
  2. William Williams

"Give Thanks" sign in setting with corn cobs and glowing candle Some of my most pleasant memories come from spending Thanksgiving with my family. But the holiday also makes me think about times when I have not been particularly thankful. God has blessed me with many wonderful experiences and opportunities, even when I least expected (or acknowledged) them.

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Misinformation

  1. 23rd November 2019
  2. Roger Meyer

laptop with red "FAKE" across news website on screen I purchased my first personal computer (PC) in the early 1980s. It’s hard to believe that was almost forty years ago. I soon learned, and have jokingly declared, that a computer enables us to make mistakes and spread misinformation faster than humanly possible! The 1980s comprised the explosive decade of the PC. In some ways, this was a great milestone event in...

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The Most Important Election

  1. 20th November 2019
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

person putting paper in ballot box with question mark to the side The Western world exerts tremendous energy and spends huge amounts of money on political elections. It seems like the campaigning never stops. Since money is “the mother’s milk of politics,” there are endless fundraising events bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars or euros or pounds, or whatever is the national currency. All forms of media are used to...

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many hands on top of one another in center of circle These three words—prejudice, partiality, and partisanship—are related terms that describe a biased and negative mindset and approach towards another person. The usual result is intolerance of and hostility towards that person. In this context, prejudice is a strong dislike of someone solely based on preconceived notions or assumptions about race, ethnicity, age...

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Older but Wiser?

  1. 13th November 2019
  2. Richard Franz

older and younger man standing together outside Are we guaranteed to be wiser and more mature in ten or fifteen years than we are today? Looking back, can we see the evidence of greater wisdom and understanding in our own lives today compared to a decade ago? If you have never put much thought into this subject, the answer might be “no”—but that could change.

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