• I do believe that as we grow older we can live by certain guiding principles: Realize aging is what it is, can’t stop it; keep on taking care of your body and mind; keep on investing in making the world a better […]

  • “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

    —Edward Everett Hale

  • Every community in which I’ve served as a pastor has had at one time or another this tension between what a public utility feels it must do per right policies and the economic circumstances in which people can […]

  • I really do believe people for the most part can be trusted. I don’t think cynicism about the hearts and minds of people at large serves any constructive purpose. I have no doubt that greater civic and cultural […]

  • Nelson Mandela was without doubt one of the real moral and spiritual giants of history.  His persistent resistance to apartheid in South Africa, his spiritual and emotional resiliency during 27 years of […]

  • Our family doesn’t have just one favorite holiday tradition.  Over the years my wife and I, along with our now adult children, have celebrated past memorable traditions and ever evolving new traditions.  They are […]

  • There is no question that we should support the sales tax increase which affords more children in our wider community the opportunity for a fuller and more blessed life. While persons can rightly argue that a […]

  • Sadly, it does seem that we are seeing more episodes of depression and despair in our day and time. One of the first things we need to do is remove depression and suicide as signs of spiritual failures and […]

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