Category Archives: Insights

A Living Memorial ~ Or Just Another Pile of Rocks?

No hot summer day, not even Virginia’s notorious ‘dog days’ of August, was ever able to coerce my grandpa into wearing a short-sleeved shirt. Long-sleeved shirts were a trademark of his, as was his ever-present hat and that little half-smile … Continue reading

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Guest Blog ~ “Distancing Ourselves from God” by J.D. Wininger

A Personal Note of Introduction ~ Many of you are aware that we’ve been wrapped up lately in preparation for our anticipated move to Tennessee. The past couple of weeks have involved a lot of time on the road and demanded … Continue reading

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Revisiting Turning the Tables on Phoebe ~ for Mother’s Day

In these days of pandemic paralysis, nothing seems to be “usual” anymore, including the way we celebrate the most important women in our lives on Mother’s Day. So in light of that, we’re revisiting an article we published earlier that … Continue reading

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Another Look at Kindness ~ A Virtue Worth Reviving

Some time ago I wrote about an event that I found intriguing. It was a simple matter of my wife going out of her way on a busy day to turn aside and offer help to a woman sitting in … Continue reading

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Wanted ~ A Vaccine for the Next Plague

As our “todays” continue to drag into familiar repetitions of the “yesterdays” that preceded them, multitudes across the land and around the world struggle to find reasons for optimism and hope. Recent attempts to insert a positive note with talk … Continue reading

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Time to Leave the Grave Clothes in the Tomb

My personal conviction is that there aren’t any humanoid creatures living on Mars, or any other planet for that matter. I’m pretty sure, though, that if there are any out there, they’ve probably heard of the coronavirus by now and … Continue reading

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