Category Archives: Holidays

Labor Day ~ “Workin’ on It?”

A scene in a movie done a few decades ago included a line that I find intriguing. The setting was one of those “wild west” towns that Hollywood is famous for creating, but while the original setting may belong in … Continue reading

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Corruption ~ Freedom’s Terminal Prognosis

It’s that red-white-and-blue Independence Day time again, time to unpack the beach wear, fire up the barbeque, and get ready for the annual parade of pyrotechnic creativity. It’s also a time when we should pull our minds away from the … Continue reading

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“Beholding” Father’s Day

It’s barely a month after surviving the challenge of Mother’s Day, and our overwhelmed lives are confronted with yet another demand for some significant indication of parental appreciation. Now we have to think up something that we can do for … Continue reading

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Contemplating Commencement

Maybe you’ve noticed that those who have been exposed to the collective genius at work in some of our institutions of higher learning sometimes do things that make us wonder. Let me illustrate with a couple of representative examples. First, … Continue reading

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As Soldiers . . .

I leaned my head over to one side and spit on the dried leaves in front of me. Frowning thoughtfully, I took a deep breath, and in the gruffest, most masculine voice I could generate, said to Billy, “Well… waddaya … Continue reading

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A Non-Hallmark Mother’s Day, Part 2 ~ Guest Post by Mary Mack

I hope you were able to check out Part 1 of this week’s two-part guest post yesterday, but if you missed it, please give it a read in conjunction with today’s edition. As we announced in yesterday’s introduction to our … Continue reading

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