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strong foundations

strong foundations

on June 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

by Rory  /  this life I live H/T to Jackie Some opportunities in life are just too good to be true… and some, you can’t help but keep pinching yourself at how very lucky you are to be a small part of them. No, unfortunately I didn’t actually get to meet Forrest Gump, but I did get to be on his movie […]

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Yes, the Catholic Church should apologize to gays. But not for the reason you think.

Yes, the Catholic Church should apologize to gays. But not for the reason you think.

on June 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, People, Religion

(JosephSciambra) — When I was a conflicted and scared boy growing up within the confusing confines of the post-Conciliar Church of the 1970s, I needed someone, anyone, to teach me and to tell me that Jesus wanted to be more than just my friend, that He wanted to be my Savior – that He wanted to save me from myself. […]

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Tennessee Ernie Ford Show

Tennessee Ernie Ford Show

on June 28, 2020, 6:38 AM / in People

I was listening to a play list of Tennessee Ernie Ford singing gospel songs and I remembered the FORD SHOW from the 60’s and one in particular where his son Brion stole the show.  I found it and have sat here watching it over a few times – laughing just like I did the first time I saw it all […]

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The Road of Life

The Road of Life

on June 25, 2020, 7:24 AM / in People, Religion

At first, I saw God as my observer, my judge, keeping track of the things I did wrong, so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was out there sort of like a president. I recognized His picture when I saw it, but I really didn’t know Him. But later on when I met […]

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3 faith headlines

3 faith headlines

on June 22, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

By W. Scott Lamb  /   Washington Times 1| Christians should be praying for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin regularly. Looking to raise money for Planned Parenthood, “Musicians Attack Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin With Tune ‘Crotch Crucifix’“ |Breitbart A coalition of more than 40 musicians is promoting a digital compilation of songs titled “We Have a Bevin Problem” to protest Kentucky Gov. Matt […]

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Thought for Today

Thought for Today

on June 13, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“To model our political system upon speculations of lasting tranquility, is to calculate on the weaker springs of the human character.” Alexander Hamilton (1788) Hamilton was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation’s financial system, the […]

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The Card is Being Played…

The Card is Being Played…

on June 11, 2020, 9:29 AM / in People
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Stockholm Syndrome and the Tytler Cycle

Stockholm Syndrome and the Tytler Cycle

on June 10, 2020, 7:19 AM / in Opinion, People, Religion

Stockholm Syndrome When captives begin to identify with, and even defend, their captors after prolonged interaction, this is a phenomenon known as Stockholm Syndrome, borne of a bank robbery gone awry in that city in Sweden in August of 1973. The very next year, a more famous case involving the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation […]

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Ron and Bobby

Ron and Bobby

on June 9, 2020, 8:49 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, June 9, 2020. If this year reminds you of 1968, you are not alone. Yesterday, a friend of mine who was just a little kid that year used social media to highlight the soothing and stirring words spoken by Robert F. Kennedy the night Martin Luther King Jr. was martyred. RFK was campaigning for the Democratic […]

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My Interview With A USS Liberty Survivor

My Interview With A USS Liberty Survivor

on June 9, 2020, 7:00 AM / in History, Opinion, People

Today is the 50th anniversary of the unprovoked attack of the USS Liberty by the State of Israel, which killed 34 American sailors and Marines and wounded 174. To this day, the State of Israel has never been held accountable for this despicable and dastardly attack against the people of the United States. In fact, the U.S. government and news […]

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Brotherly Love

on June 8, 2020, 7:44 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, June 8, 2020. Over the weekend five years ago, a vice president’s son was laid to rest in the cemetery of his home parish, St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Greenville, Del. Although Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III had achieved a great deal in his 46 years of life, his friends, admirers, and loved ones couldn’t […]

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Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest

on June 6, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Twenty years ago today, Bill and Hillary Clinton began the process of letting their only child go. Because Chelsea Clinton’s father was president and her mother was first lady, it happened publicly. The venue was Sidwell Friends School, which had long been a haven for the children of Washington’s elite, and President Clinton […]

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NBA legend Wes Unseld dies at 74

on June 3, 2020, 7:49 AM / in Basketball, People

Wes Unseld, who starred for the NBA’s Baltimore and Washington Bullets (now called the Wizards) between 1968 and 1981, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 74. The family’s statement said Unseld died peacefully following lengthy health battles, most recently with pneumonia. Unseld was widely regarded as one of the best defenders and passers ever to play center. He won […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer  “There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good.” -President Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1923

American Minute with Bill Federer “There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good.” -President Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1923

on May 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

Southern women scattered spring flowers on graves of both northern Union and southern Confederate soldiers of the Civil War in which over a half-million died. Many places claimed to have held the original Memorial Day, such as: Warrenton, Virginia; Columbus, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; Waterloo, New York. One such place was Charleston, South Carolina, where a mass […]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Irish writer Frank O’Connor

on May 29, 2020, 7:34 AM / in History, People

Good morning. It’s Friday, May 29, 2020, the day of the week when I reprise a quotation intended to be instructive or inspirational. Today’s comes from John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, born on this day in 1917. Actually, I’ll cite three Kennedy quotes, each one of them relevant in their own way to the national challenges we face […]

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Casualties of War

on May 28, 2020, 8:52 AM / in History, People

Yesterday I wrote about the lovely letters written 76 years ago this week by U.S. Army Cpl. Frank Elliott to his wife, Pauline, in the hours leading up to D-Day. While keeping watch over their toddler — a daughter named DeRonda — Pauline kept writing even after she stopped receiving replies from Frank after the invasion. Polly, as her family […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer   “The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos”-U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

American Minute with Bill Federer “The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos”-U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

on May 27, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

Twentieth-Century Fox made a motion picture in 1955 titled A Man Called Peter, about the life of U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall, born MAY 27, 1902. At the age of 25, Peter Marshall emigrated from Scotland, arriving at New York’s Ellis Island in 1927. Members of his Sunday School class paid his way to seminary in Atlanta, where he graduated […]

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Quote For Today

Quote For Today

on May 26, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour […]

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Quote for Today

on May 24, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Because man has free will, no human choice—and no phenomenon which is a product of human choice—is metaphysically necessary.  In regard to any man-made fact, it is valid to claim that man has chosen thus, but it was not inherent in the nature of existence for him to have done so: he could have chosen otherwise. Choice, however, is not […]

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Jane Addams

Jane Addams

on May 21, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s May 21st, 2020. On this date in 1935, the world lost a humanitarian, author, educator, philosopher, social worker, champion of children’s and women’s rights, and peace advocate extraordinaire. That list only begins to describe Jane Addams, whose dedication to bettering society prompted high praise from all corners. In its obituary that appeared 85 years ago tomorrow, the […]

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