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Daily Prompt: Celebrate Good Times

Daily Prompt: Celebrate Good Times. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Back in 1988, my mother passed away on […]

Daily Prompt: Celebrate Good Times – ancestral feast

Back in 1988, my mother passed away on the 8th of December. I was only 30 and my children were seven, five and two years old.  I knew that they would never really know their maternal grandmother. It was sad enough to have lost my second parent at such a young age, but to not […]

why are atheists so angry?

I guess I can understand why some choose to not believe in God. If they are looking for visual evidence in the world, I suppose they can answer many of the questions about life through the sciences. If they are looking for proof of a Deity through the behavior of believers, they will likely be […]

the prodigal son’s brother…

It wasn’t until fairly recently that I heard the gospel about the Prodigal Son without identifying strongly with the brother. The brother, so it seemed, was the responsible one, the one who stayed the course and worked hard for his father. He quietly did his job without fanfare or celebration, and then along comes his […]

the moral argument President Obama did not make…

Most of the talking heads on the television news shows said that President Obama covered all the bases last night in his address to the nation about the decision he has made to respond to the atrocities Assad has committed on the Syrian people. They all said he covered the political, the military, and the […]

the nature of other people’s opinions…

I’ve been doing yard work often for hours a day over the past several weeks, and it’s taught me some things about Mother Nature and about my own nature. To give you a little history, about 7 years ago I injured my back. The problems started with a herniated disc which occurred two short weeks […]