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Independence?

Subscriber onlyHave you ever thought about why the famous "13 new-world colonies" fought the mightiest nation in the world? You've read about it, talked about it, and maybe even studied the event. But have you ever "seen it" from the colonist's perspective and allowed yourself to emotionally understand why the colonists fought England? Continue reading...

Freedom is pricey

Subscriber onlyThe cost of freedom is pricey. Consider the 6,603 American lives lost on D-Day. So many lives were lost to establish a beachhead to enable a final push into Nazi Germany. The soldiers faced fear and death in order to stop the slaughter of innocents and free thousands held in prisoner of war camps that shot, hung, gassed or cremated thousands each day. These thousands of lives lost in just a few days were a small part of the 400,000 to 450,000 American lives lost over the course of World War II. Freedom is pricey! Continue reading...

John Brown University

Subscriber onlyIn the summer of 1979, Carol and I were introduced to a peaceful little town in Northwest Arkansas with a population of about 7,800. It was Siloam Springs. Continue reading...

Meet Tim and Beverly

Subscriber onlyCarol and I often encounter surprises on our trips. Sometimes they are unpleasant, such as when our tire blew out while driving 70 mph. That was exciting, but an experience I don't recommend. But most of our surprises are pleasant and encouraging. Such was the case when we met Tim and Beverly. Continue reading...

The difference between Christian culture and Christian faith

Subscriber onlyWhy would those with no church affiliation -- who rarely if ever attend Sunday worship, and who have yet to make a public confession of faith in Jesus Christ -- want to be married in a church or have a pastor officiate at their funeral? The answer may reside in the story of the pot roast. Continue reading...