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Great Role Models For Fathers

I invited my son, Tim, to join me in the creation of my Father’s Day column. Tim is a father and a professional counselor with editorial experience so it’s not…

A Thank-You Note To Remember

Taped to the door of our refrigerator, surrounded by pictures of great-grandchildren, a brief quote of business coach, Wanda Loscot, gives this good advice to all who pass by: “It…

The Art Of Gardening With God

The Art Of Gardening With God

My friend, Art, loved gardening. “I feel closer to God when I’m on my knees in my garden than in any other place,” he once told me. Art’s garden being…

Reflections – Two Men and Their Military Manuals

Reflections – Two Men and Their Military Manuals

I was twenty something when I found myself seated beside a weapons expert on a plane; he appeared to be fortyish.  We were both flying to the Moline-Rock Island, Illinois…

Grace For Mothers & Others

Grace For Mothers & Others

by Roger Campbell One of the most unforgettable calls I have ever received came from a woman I had never met.  This mother had endured such severe parental pain that…

The Mother With A Singing Heart

When Susanna Annesley married young Samuel Wesley, she probably didn’t expect to give birth to nineteen children, eight of whom would die at birth. Nevertheless, as her life unfolded, making…

Weak People Who Changed The World

Investigators of the work of the well-known missionary, Mary Slessor, were amazed at her ability to influence tribal chieftains to cooperate in her efforts to evangelize their people. “You have…

Praise Pays

A retired businessman once told me how damaging negative comments could be to a committee evaluating people for different levels of employment. He said the first evaluation usually proved to…

Taking The Terror Out Of Terrorism

Have there ever been so many things to terrorize us? Yes. And then some! Following the Cuban Missile Crisis of the early sixties, President Kennedy, sensing the growing menace of…

Your Song Can Return

Your Song Can Return

Solomon’s poetic portrayal of spring is about to be reenacted: “The winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the…

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