The Red Sword of ISIS

They bowed their heads to say grace, then started to eat a rare breakfast together when the cell phone rang. The man and his two-and-a-half

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Is It Truth or Sophistry?

Years ago, I was washing up some pots, just before dinner, when all of a sudden a word popped into my head, seemingly out of

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On Rocky Ground

\”Other seed fell on rocky ground where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep… And some seed fell on

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Dignity in Death

As I sat patiently in the airport waiting for my plane to arrive, I quietly watched the people around me.  I wondered where they were

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A New Year and A New Hope

I do not regret this year coming to a close. For me, 2013 will always be the year when my beloved son, Lawrence C. McClarey, died at

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Reflexive Belief

When it comes to how you feel, things are relative. Are you having a good day? Well, you can probably list a bunch of things

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Fingerprints and Mud Splatters

In August we celebrated our oldest son’s graduation from high school. You might be wondering why we waited until August to celebrate. Because we homeschool

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Ignore God, It Works for Me!

A confident-appearing older man looking at the interviewer beside the camera says: “I envy the little old lady who sits in front of the T.V.

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A Mother\’s Legacy

Many years ago I received a book from my in-laws as a present for Mother’s day. It was a diary of sorts for me to

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