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2 02, 2018

America’s Songs

2018-02-02T13:15:55+00:00

On this day, Feb. 2, in 1831, a 23-year-old seminarian named Samuel Francis Smith first heard the tune used for the British national anthem. Delighted with the music, he was moved to write new lyrics to the same melody. “My Country Tis of Thee” was first performed on July 4 that year, and went [...]

America’s Songs 2018-02-02T13:15:55+00:00
26 01, 2018

America Needs to Listen to More Music

2018-01-26T12:30:42+00:00

Don’t you agree? Music is magic for the soul. It can root you in the here and now, and it can catapult you over the canyons of time to special moments in your past. Music is a medicine that can bind our wounds. Earlier this week I received and shared a FB post that [...]

America Needs to Listen to More Music 2018-01-26T12:30:42+00:00
22 01, 2018

Are Any of Us Asking?

2018-01-22T12:10:50+00:00

I was 10 years old, and I still remember watching his speech on our B&W television set. On this day, Jan. 20, 1961, the youngest man ever elected president delivered his Inaugural Address. JFK stirred the hearts of young and old alike that day with words of patriotism, self-sacrifice, and a warning to America’s [...]

Are Any of Us Asking? 2018-01-22T12:10:50+00:00
15 01, 2018

The Legacy of Leadership

2018-01-15T09:21:37+00:00

History buffs. Movie lovers. Go see Darkest Hour, one of the great movies of 2017. A tour de force by Gary Oldman as Sir Winston Churchill. The history of it all enchanted me, swept me away to a time not so long before my own birth. Two hours of wonderful cinema about Churchill’s courageous [...]

The Legacy of Leadership 2018-01-15T09:21:37+00:00
5 01, 2018

I Choose to Remember

2018-01-05T12:02:00+00:00

I recently had a brief, but difficult texting conversation with one of my oldest friends. Several years ago he left his wife and family for a new life. New women…new surroundings. And for those friends who didn’t support his selfish decisions…well, suffice to say, they’re history, too. Sound familiar? It’s going around. Anyway, he [...]

I Choose to Remember 2018-01-05T12:02:00+00:00
3 10, 2017

Giving Thanks

2017-10-03T08:04:02+00:00

In the aftermath of evil being unleashed upon our fellow citizens yesterday, I find it sobering that today we are reminded to give thanks to our Sovereign God who has already vanquished evil. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, perhaps our nation’s most revered Presidents, had similar thoughts about why Americans should remember to give [...]

Giving Thanks 2017-10-03T08:04:02+00:00
26 09, 2017

Imagine…What if You Were There?

2017-09-26T08:26:23+00:00

We were all created with an imaginative mind…right? Watch a toddler discover over time the world that exists at his or her fingertips. The child’s brain soaks up the new information like a sponge; the imagination stretches like a rubber band. Consider the pace of new product development that takes existing technology and expands [...]

Imagine…What if You Were There? 2017-09-26T08:26:23+00:00
7 09, 2017

Lincoln and the Great Book

2017-09-07T10:45:46+00:00

The Lincoln Bible On this day, Sept. 7, 1864, a deputation of blacks from Baltimore visited President Abraham Lincoln. They presented our 16th President with a special gift: a Bible. In thanking them, here is what he said: “In regard to this great book, I have but to say, it is the [...]

Lincoln and the Great Book 2017-09-07T10:45:46+00:00
28 08, 2017

A Woman’s Right To Vote

2017-08-31T08:55:04+00:00

On Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution is officially ratified, giving women the right to vote. On Aug. 18, 1970, a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality, led by Betty Friedan on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment calls attention to unequal pay and other gender inequalities in [...]

A Woman’s Right To Vote 2017-08-31T08:55:04+00:00
22 08, 2017

From Whence Will Our Rescue Come?

2017-08-29T06:31:17+00:00

I recently read a blog from a self-help enthusiast who proclaimed, “No one is coming to the rescue.” Hmm… As one who loves to read and write about sozo (a Greek word: to rescue from danger or destruction), I took immediate issue. Rescue is at the heart of every good story. Once more, I [...]

From Whence Will Our Rescue Come? 2017-08-29T06:31:17+00:00