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History ignored is freedom lost

Subscriber onlyHave you ever watched a movie (or DVD) several times and wanted to see it again? My precious Carol and I watched a film this past week called, "Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure," staring Kirk Cameron. This was the second time I watched it, and I'll watch it again. If you haven't seen it, you should. It's a 90-minute film about America's beginning. Continue reading...

National Day of Prayer set for May 5

Subscriber onlyThe Ministerial Alliance of Siloam Springs invites citizens to join with millions of Christians across the nation at noon on May 5 for the annual National Day of Prayer, to pray "Wake Up America." Dr. Tony Evans, the 2016 Honorary Chairman, has prepared a special prayer to be simultaneously read throughout the nation. Continue reading...

Thank you for listening

Subscriber onlyPoor Jared. His best friend felt bad for the guy who often slurred his response when asked what his name was. When the new acquaintance replied, "Good to meet you, Jerry," Jared usually did not correct them. Sadly, on the occasions he did they simply ignored him and continued to refer to him as Jerry. What was sad was not that people were making mistakes; of course, everybody can make a mistake. What was sad was that nobody took the time to listen to Jared after they thought they knew his name. He'd try to correct people or steer them back in the right direction, but at that time, they had already made up their minds -- this was Jerry they were talking to. Continue reading...

What the world needs now

Subscriber onlyWhat the world needs now -- according to the popular song recorded in 1965 by Jackie DeShannon -- "is love, sweet love." While I do not disagree, I suggest something a bit more specific for 2016. It is needed not only for the presidential election cycle, but politics in general. As often as fingers are pointed at others, it is we in everyday life that would benefit most. The need has been apparent for years, but cries for it are reaching a fever pitch. What specifically am I referring to? I am working up to it. Continue reading...

Tiger -- my friend

Subscriber onlyCats are my favorite land animal, and I talk with them. No, I am not weird. I have learned to meow like kittens and cats. I can snarl a little like them too. Let me tell you about a special cat. Continue reading...