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Alyeska…

On this date, October 18th, in 1867, the United States formally took possession of a wilderness land that had previously been owned by Russia. Alyeska, named for the Aleut word meaning "great land" is better known to us today as ...

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Deseret, Sequoyah, Absaroka, Jefferson and Franklin…

I thought that I knew quite a bit of our country's history, until recently. I loved history when I was in grammar school and also high school. Since then, I have also tried to stay current and so I was ...

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October Surprises!

We are in the middle of one of the most heated political battles of our lifetimes. We need only have watched the first presidential debate and the vice-presidential debate to know that decorum, respect and kindness have already gone out ...

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A Full Heart…

I was speaking with a friend of mine several weeks ago when I heard words that I have not heard in many years - in fact, since I was a young child in the presence of my grandmother. She used ...

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The Court…

With all the debate and commentary on the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Republican effort to seat another Justice of the Supreme Court as soon as possible, I couldn't help but recall how many memories I have ...

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Does God Always Answer Prayer?

Two of my dear friends and I start out each week with a call at 8:00 a.m. Monday mornings.  We have known each other for decades and have also done career ministry together; assisting many men and women in their ...

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In a Roundabout Sort of Way…

This past week was National Roundabout Week and an interesting thing happened in our community. On May 16, 1997, Carmel, IN opened its first roundabout in our city; and it happened to be in our neighborhood. Since then, there have ...

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World Gratitude Day!

Once again, it's been quite a week. On Tuesday, September 22nd, we had the official start of fall at 9:30 am Eastern time. Fall is my favorite time of year - Grandpa used to teach me that it is the ...

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Favorite Memories…

Today, Janet and I took our grandson, Connor, back to the University of Cincinnati after he came home for a weekend visit. Our daughter, Kristin, went with us and as Connor gave us a tour of the campus, memories came ...

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Ashes to Ashes – Dust to Dust?

This week marks twenty two years since Mom died and we had her funeral prior to internment at a cemetery in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Twenty years before that, in 1978, we laid Dad to rest after a long ...

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