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Never Forget

A Special Remembrance of a Horrible Atrocity “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not … Continue reading

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Jesus was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew

Red and yellow, black and white All are precious in His sight Jesus loves the little children of the world                         Clare Herbert Woolston When will we ever be … Continue reading

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One God

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is … Continue reading

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Finding a way forward

Andy wrote me praying for healing for our country and that we might find “compassion, empathy and tolerance to be our guide forward.” I like his choice of words, and believe that if we can take on these attitudes ourselves, … Continue reading

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Picking up a little color

empathy – the ability to understand and share the feelings of another With the long holiday weekend, I took the liberty of spending a little more time with the morning paper than I usually do. For some reason I was … Continue reading

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The experiment lives on

  I think we often forget that America was and is an experiment. At no other time in history has the setting and the resources been so right to begin a democracy. And the fact that the country is still … Continue reading

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World class farm boy

I’m going to brag a little. No, not about me or someone in my family, but about my old college roommate. Wayne Bridegroom grew up on a dairy farm in the little town of Denair, in central California. When people … Continue reading

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As it should be

Os Guinness pointed out that we were living at the end of 500 years of Western dominance. You don’t have to look far to see signs of this. Three blocks from where I grew up, I can drive for a … Continue reading

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Are we really equal?

I’m sure some of you noticed a shocking sentence at the end of the Wikipedia quote about Francis Bellamy, Baptist minister, and the originator of the Pledge of Allegiance. After quoting the original pledge — “…with liberty and justice for … Continue reading

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The spiritual advantage of leaving God out

The pledge that we now use as the official Pledge of Allegiance of the United States of America was originally written by a Baptist minister who chose to leave God out of it. Not only that, the original pledge he … Continue reading

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