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Where is the Hope?

Things can look dark around us. I know I write about the coming crisis…a crisis some believe started over a decade ago and now they wonder if it will ever end, while I tell them that the worst has not even started.   It is easy then to become hopeless.   Don’t.   Let me […]

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Wednesday History Note: William Wilberforce

“Selfishness is one of the principal fruits of the corruption of human nature; and it is obvious that selfishness disposes us to over-rate our good qualities, and to overlook or extenuate our defects.”   Boy, ain’t that the truth.  We are all guilty here, or at least most of us are.  Don’t take Wilberforce’s words […]

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Memory

Yesterday was Memorial Day.  I love that day, but it’s one of our most misunderstood holidays. It’s gets twisted in with Veteran’s Day, and the point of the day often gets missed by many. I mean, there’s no fireworks at night to capture our thoughts, and, well, it deals with a focus on death. We […]

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Wednesday History Note: William Gladstone

“Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.”   In other words, when you debate or discuss something, don’t let your passion for your opinion cloud your mind.  You can hold an opinion, certainly, but […]