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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler works against a San Diego Padres batter during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)As our nation prepares to celebrate our Independence Day, baseball stadiums are empty, our “national pastime” a victim...
George Washington by George Stuart, 1795. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public Domain.On this day in 1775, George Washington took command of the Continental Army. How different would the world be if he had refused? Washington took over an inexperienced and poorly equipped army of civilian soldiers and faced the mightiest...
President Donald Trump watches as U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams holds up his face mask as he speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)On the eve of our nation’s Independence Day, let’s...
This morning I drove to my son’s grave. At 27 years old, I never fathomed I would be driving to a family member’s grave, especially my son’s grave. This morning’s drive did not seem natural. I don’t think it will ever seem natural; parents are not supposed to bury...
Leonardo Da Vinci statue, by Luigi Pampaloni, 1839. It is located in the Uffizi courtyard, in Florence, Italy.The Mona Lisa is the world’s most famous painting, which makes Leonardo da Vinci the world’s most famous painter. Now we learn that he may have possessed a genetic advantage common to...
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson passes out some of the 72 pens he used to sign the civil rights bill in Washington D.C. on July 2, 1964. On this day in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. The law ended segregation in public places and banned...
Adobe Stock“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness,...
As churches begin to reopen, the majority of congregations are not opening children’s ministries. Families will worship together. This change is drastic for most churches, creating a bit of anxiety for parents and preachers alike.  There are several obvious challenges that come with having kids of all ages in the...
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