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It’s high time Americans accept a first-world side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I don’t mean those blasted directional floor stickers I can’t navigate in the aisles at Walmart. No, I’m referring to male-pattern corona hair.

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I remember riding the bus home from middle school when two popular girls sitting cross-armed in the back row decided to take aim at me. Cynthia and Sue. Those were their names. Cynthia was blonde and mean with a pebbly complexion and angry eyebrows. Sue was her taller sidekick with dry, stringy hair that looked like the crisp straws of a garden broom. Neither was particularly smart in school, but they made up for it by picking on other girls and making their lives hell.

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I have had several dialogues recently with different people about the Biblical topics of gossip, slander and bearing false witness and how they relate to social media postings. Here are the combined concerns and my basic responses.

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Washington is not focusing singularly on this virus as the enemy. COVID-19, SARS-2 Coronavirus should be a unifying factor for our country. Our political leadership is not seeing this tragic pandemic as a way to help us move our public health response more efficiently and quickly to accelera…

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Ever since our local mayor issued a COVID-19 shelter-in-place-and-go-completely-cocoa bananas order, my family and I have found ourselves cooking more than we have for our entire lives. We’ve even been following recipes and using the actual stove/oven thingy, much to the relief of our exhaus…

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Exodus 18:13-27 Gives us the account of where Moses sat as Judge for all the people’s issues. With any group of any size, undoubtedly there will arise disagreements that need settled. The situation here was that Moses wasn’t just doing the difficult cases, but all the easy low hanging fruit …

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Ever since our local mayor issued a COVID-19 shelter-in-place-and-go-completely-cocoa bananas order, my family and I have found ourselves cooking more than we have for our entire lives. We’ve even been following recipes and using the actual stove/oven thingy, much to the relief of our exhaus…

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It was around 1 a.m. last Friday, and my wife nudged me awake. Her shoulders shook in the darkness. The tears ran freely down her face.

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According to the medical examiners, the primary underlying conditions leading to death in the victims of this pandemic are hypertension and diabetes, chronic conditions brought on by environment and diet.

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Without a doubt, there is a huge demand for performances and productions that envelop conspiracies, intrigue and drama. And there is an adage that says, “Fact can be stranger than fiction.” The Bible records an abundance of plotting and machinations. I am going to give what will be a very li…

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Social distancing has changed nearly everything about American life, from the way we shop for groceries to the way we worship and go to school. One of the things it hasn’t changed, unfortunately, is the scourge of gun violence.

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In these times of mental, physical and economic distresses, our direct access to nature and its proven restorative properties is more important to us, and more worthy of safeguarding than ever.

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On continuing with the thought, “Work like it all depends on you and pray like it all depends on God,” where are the lines drawn between having a vision and working towards it, and letting God do his thing? Life happens to all of us, but in some things, we must go make life happen.

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Easter Sunday can fall on any date between March 22 and April 25. The dates change because Easter happens on the Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon. The word Paschal means “Passover” in Greek which is a transliteration of the Hebrew word pesach. The Paschal Full Moon is the first full mo…

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In the old days, church pastors frowned on their church members staying home to watch television preachers Rex Humbard, Jerry Falwell or Robert Schuller. The sick and the very elderly were typically pardoned, but that was as far as grace was extended. The vast majority of churches across the…

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In today’s current social climate and in like years past, there is great concern, in some cases panic, over the direction of our country and health scares. We can’t let fear or misplaced faith rule the day or our future.

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Over the years, I have buried a number of veterans. A few from the first world war; more from the second world war. More recently, Korean and Vietnam veterans, including my dad and my wife’s dad. Many who saw combat, death and dismemberment never talked about it. They stayed bottled up, sile…

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I started working with people in the mid-1970s and have had a little over four decades to make some personal observations about why we don’t trust each other, and also why we do. It may surprise you to learn that people don’t experience a lack of personal trust because you are not wealthy, t…