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Tagged With: American

Guest Post: E PLURIBUS UNUM: OUT OF MANY, ONE

It is always a wonderful treat to share this space with other writers.  Does iron sharpen iron?  Of course; even Scripture owns that as a given.  So do thoughts inspire thoughts.  Sonya Korf is my friend, a sister in Christian faith, and a thoughtful writer.  I share these Independence Day musings with you. E pluribus unum: … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/6/16: WHO WERE THOSE MEN?

A few months ago they were high school kids hunting a summer job.  Today they were men hunting enemies intent on destroying our way of life. Today we remember an unforgettable army of between 130,000 and 156,000 young men.  They averaged only a year or two older than my grandson, wearing U.S., Canadian, British and Free … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/28/16: I WOULD’VE IF I COULD’VE

How are the people who didn’t serve supposed to feel on days like Memorial Day? Here are what seem to be gazillions of men and women who’ve stepped up and served in the United States military.  Independence Day.  Veterans Day.  Armed Forces Day.  And here’s Memorial Day.  And these people walk around with pieces of … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/10/16: TWO DIVERGENT PATHS – CHOOSE WISELY

The correct response to uncertainty is not mere slowing down, being a little less wrong or not overspending quite as much as last month.  “That’s just wrong.”  Okay, well, let’s hurry and get it over with, then. Seriously?  How about stopping?  Not doing it at all?  They make these with Reverse, y’know . . .   … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/6/16: THE MOTHER TIME BUILT

“You have the coolest parents!” Do you have any idea how desperately I tried to keep my friends from knowing my parents?  Really meeting them and letting them, like, talk?  Even the thought of my dad and mom’s dull, blunt monochrome style t-boning our world’s brilliance and sharded, bursting colors left me in paroxysms of horror, … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/4/16: NOT TO BE PERFECT – JUST FAITHFUL

“I don’t believe that.” Okay.  Thus far, the United States is a free country; you’re able to decide what you believe.  While I may not agree with your choice, I served the country you and I both live in to assure your right to make it. That’s one of the treasures our Founders built into … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 9/11/15: I AM AN AMERICAN VETERAN

I wasn’t drafted; I enlisted.  My country was at war and men and women my age were engaged in fighting it.  Most of them were just names.  A few of them were friends; many of their names are now etched in a black wall. . . The talking heads whose bodies routinely wore suits, resided … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/25/15… YOUR POLITICS: GET OVER IT

In times of national duress and trauma, I have always found comfort, strength and guidance in what the Bible has to say.  In yesterday’s mail was this devotion by a trusted friend: I thank you, Lord, that you discipline those you love. I’m grateful that my loving Heavenly Father brings people and allows circumstances into … Continue reading »

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