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Happy Anniversary, and Thank You.

R. Edward and Karen Wilson will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on March 6. Yes, my mom and dad’s marriage has lasted, with most people noting its stronger now than ever before. That deserves recognition. That deserves congratulations. That deserves … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Son: a Different Viewpoint

The story known as “The Prodigal Son” told in the gospel of Luke (chapter 15) is well known to many people throughout the world, both Christians and non-Christians. The story is so popular, I believe, because so many of us … Continue reading

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Do you know Love is Real?

My daughter, Emma Grace, turned 7 years old this week, and watching her grow up is overwhelmingly bittersweet. Seeing her face and thinking of her brings such joy and a big smile to me every time. I simply love her. … Continue reading

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Why ask “Why?”

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks and mass murders, I know many people will come to ask the basic question, “Why? Why does this happen?” When we see this type of hatred and evil cause so much unjust … Continue reading

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Christianity Alone Offers More than Hope

Religion and Philosophy, both ancient and “new age”, have the primary focus, for the most part, to provide understanding of human life and to give purpose and hope to individuals as well as all of humanity. Even atheism, often inaccurately … Continue reading

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One Carter Earns A+ While Another Carter Fails

My son, Carter David, is 9-years-old. He’s a wonderful and talented young boy, but like all of us, is not perfect. Recently, he displayed this in a big way. The story: He came into the house flustered one evening after … Continue reading

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Failure Comes to All, And So Can Forgiveness

I’ve been blessed to know many great men in my short (but ever-aging!) life. Most of the exposure to these men have been through 2 avenues, church and school. The guys I think of have all displayed, to certain degrees, … Continue reading

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Job Teaches Us the “Higher Ways and Thoughts”

“‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’” Isaiah 55:8-9 … Continue reading

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Kids are kids, No Matter Where They Live

Melanie, David, Jasmine, Erik, Valeria, and Ivan. Carter, Emma Grace, Isabella, Bryce, and Braxton. The first group of kids listed reside in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago, while the next group lives here in Lexington, Kentucky. Other than that, really … Continue reading

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The Simple Cause and Cure of the Charleston Tragedy

I recently read an article that claims the underlying reason for the recent tragedy in Charleston, SC was due to “anti-intellectualism” and a “culture of ignorance.” The author downplays racism and violence, stating these “phenomena are directly tied to the … Continue reading

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