Category Archives: Country

Three Similar Stories, But Different Coverage for One: Are We Just a Statistic?

  Over the last few days there have been three news items dealing with unexpected deaths that seem to have been given quite different treatments by the news media in America.  The first was the crash of a Russian airliner … Continue reading

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Reflecting on This Union

About 200 yards away just across a busy traffic artery there stands a flag pole with a giant American flag raised to the top.   The morning blue sky perfectly mats the red, white and blue.  Cars scoot easily by at … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Memorial Day 2013

It is my family’s custom to go out to breakfast on all holidays so today was no different.  On my way home, I thought about my observance of Memorial Day.  I hoped I could find a service somewhere either in … Continue reading

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Disaster on the Horizon

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/15) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Habakkuk 3:16-19 Being blind-sided means getting hit by something bad you didn’t see coming. But what if you … Continue reading

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Homeland in Ruins

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/14) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Nehemiah 2:1-20 The closest I have come to a natural disaster was in Mississippi, six months after Hurricane … Continue reading

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Spiritual Pandemic

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/13) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read 2 Kings 23:1-25 In the 21st century the world has learned a new term: pandemic. A virus that … Continue reading

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My First Hippie

Living in the Past:  In my mind’s eye I can still see him.  He had long, uncombed hair that almost touched his shoulders.  He had thick dark framed glasses which stood out against his haystack of hair.  He was wearing … Continue reading

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