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By Sean Dietrich It was an average Tuesday morning at the VA hospital. Elderly Sam Nilva awoke in his bed with crusty eyelids from sleep. He blinked at the ceiling a few times. A nurse brought some good news. “You’re going home today, Sam,” she said. Home. After being stuck in a...
By Lauren Catanese When the world seemingly comes to a halt. When tragedy strikes and we find ourselves on our knees. When the events and experiences that we find ourselves in, bring with them a feeling that time has stopped; we are blocked, complacent, at a standstill. To think that...
By Rick Moore As we consider Father’s Day and what it means, is it possible that technology is our friend and not our foe? Yes, the “machines” from smartphones to tablets have disrupted our family time for the past decade. But is it possible technology can actually be used to...
By Myrna Conrad June is the month that is sandwiched between two very patriotic holidays, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Independence Day (Fourth of July) celebrates the birth of American independence from Great...
By Shantelle Dedicke, CMP Introvert or extrovert, humans are social by nature. We crave social connectedness and historically, tribal disconnection has held serious ramifications. It is no surprise that during this time of social isolation, many are experiencing higher levels of depression and anxiety. The good news is that we...
By Myrna Conrad We live in such a fast-paced world today. Technology has made things so much easier and faster, while at the same time made us expect quick results for almost everything. We expect instant gratification. We have become less and less tolerant of waiting in line for anything....
By Pastor Dave Holland When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is — that she is a sinner…” Then he turned toward the woman and said...
By Sean Dietrich To whom it may concern: I wanted to say this in person, but this whole social distancing thing makes that impossible. So I decided to write you a letter. I won’t take up too much of your time. I just wanted to say that I’ve been so moved by...
By Dave Holland Welcome to Hades. Deep in the bowels of the earth, it is a stinking, burning garbage dump for those who never worshipped God in truth. I am unholy and I live in this Hell. New arrivals here usually bellyache, “Someone’s made a mistake, I don’t belong here.”...

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By Dave Saviola, Arberbrook Financial Consulting Firm The poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar is given credit for saying: “Nothing is impossible for those who act after wise counsel and careful thought.” We are certainly in a time where, for most of us, some very important decisions are about to be made that...

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