Commentary

The long haul

  1. 05th August 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

As I looked around the lovely setting that was the new Senior Citizen's Center, I saw a lot of folks enjoying themselves. Some of them were playing cards; others were playing chess or board games.

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Truth in Jest

  1. 03rd August 2017
  2. Richard Franz

There is an old adage that states “many a true word is said in jest.” This phrase literally means that the truth is often found in comic utterances. This expression has been around longer than we appreciate; it is also painfully true.

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Rejecting Perverse Ways

  1. 01st August 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Standards of behavior are rapidly declining. News headlines continue to shock and dismay anyone with a traditional sense of decency and morality. Perverse behaviors are now being lauded as normal that for generations were correctly understood as depraved.

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Dunkirk: God's Deliverance

  1. 29th July 2017
  2. John Meakin

Back in 1940, as Britain faced its “darkest hour” of World War II, the nation's future hung in the balance. During a remarkable and harrowing window of eight days in late May and early June, a series of miracles took place, focused on the evacuation of the British army at Dunkirk. Now, more than three quarters of a century later, we can still learn much from...

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Positively!

  1. 27th July 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Scan the news headlines or talk to your friends and neighbors, and there is little doubt that the world is filled with troubles. How can we be positive in such a negative environment? Can we find reasons to be optimistic when modern life is filled with so many troubles?

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The Curse of Tobacco

  1. 25th July 2017
  2. Carl Ponder (1939-2007)

It was just after my ordination into the ministry that it came to my attention that George (not his real name) was secretly smoking.

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How loyal are you in marriage?

  1. 22nd July 2017
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

You may know the famous story of Lewis & Clark's expedition across the American continent to the Pacific Ocean and back. However, many have not heard the story of a lesser known member of the party, a brave black Newfoundland dog named Seaman. He was just a dog, but his story is a lesson of faithfulness and loyalty. His story is a lesson that even husbands...

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What the World Needs Now

  1. 20th July 2017
  2. Richard A. Wilson (guest columnist)

“What the World Needs Now Is Love,” a popular song by writer Hal David and composer Burt Bacharach, is well known for its wistful lyric:

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Loyalty

  1. 18th July 2017
  2. Charles Knowlton (1927-2013)

If you asked my cousin about loyalty, he would tell you about manning a machine gun post during World War II on a Pacific Island. During an attack by the enemy, his aide deserted him—and he was left to fend for himself. He was horribly wounded, and though he lived to come home, his experience left him handicapped and bitter for the rest of his life. Will trials...

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How Much is Enough?

  1. 15th July 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

A popular syndicated television and radio personality recently related a conversation that he had with a well-known billionaire philanthropist. As they walked over the expansive estate of the wealthy man, the interviewer asked a profound question: “How much is enough?” This person of great wealth made the point that if one does not know “how much” they want to...

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