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The Happiest Day of My Life for 40 Years

God rescued me 40 years ago today. I’m still amazed… Continue reading

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Attention Haters: You’re Getting Mad at the Wrong People

Regrettably, anti-Asian sentiment has spread across the country just as quickly as COVID-19. Continue reading

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How to Cure Your Coronavirus Anxiety

So, you’re freaking out because there’s a coronavirus pandemic? Miss hanging out with your friends? Can’t work, wondering how you’ll pay your bills? Afraid you’re gonna get sick and die? There is a cure for all this anxiety, but it … Continue reading

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What Would You Do with Your Last Month on Earth?

Pretend for a moment that God has given you a special break: He has allowed you to be the only person on earth to receive 30 days notice of your death. Most of us will never have a clue. We … Continue reading

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With Thanks to Soldiers I Have Known

Guam…Tarawa…Iwo Jima…those were some of the toughest, ugliest battles in a tough and ugly war. No wonder Nick would only talk about this with people who had been there. Only a fellow soldier could empathize with those kinds of scarring memories. Continue reading

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The Trouble with Taking a Knee

Hell must have frozen over. My old buddy Mike, the most rabid football fan I have ever known, stopped watching the NFL this season. “I can’t watch that crap anymore,” he told me recently. This is a man who lives … Continue reading

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Celebrating Another Ungrateful Thanksgiving: America 2016

My younger grandchildren always enjoyed watching videos of Jay-Jay the Jet Plane. If you don’t have small children around the house, you may not be familiar with Jay-Jay, but trust me, he is really big with the pre-school crowd. But … Continue reading

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Not Everything Can be True

Everybody has an opinion about God: “It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you are sincere.” “All religions worship the same God, just in different ways.” “There are many different paths that lead to heaven.” But there is … Continue reading

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Remembering a Fatherhood Past

My life changed forever on August 29, 1979, when my wife Peggy delivered a baby girl and turned me into a father. As I held that helpless babe, with her cute little pudgy nose and wrinkled face, I was overwhelmed … Continue reading

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When the Political Process Gives You Lemons…

I am not happy about Donald Trump. I have voted Republican most of my life. Not because I necessarily believe that Republicans are more virtuous, but because they usually seem less dangerous than Democrats. I embrace those traditional conservative values … Continue reading

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