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Guest Musing: A Word from Our President

This seems a good time to bring this Musing back. This Musing may not be what you expect. Abraham Lincoln is my guest, but I am not reprinting his proclamation setting the precedent for a national observance of Thanksgiving. That proclamation is well worth reading, with its call, “…to set apart and observe the last […]

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Wishing us all a wonderful 4th of July

Here are two presidential quotes to enjoy during this week of the Fourth of July: “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” Abraham Lincoln “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed;

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Race to Judgment

Some people find that praying comes naturally, but for me that was not true. I am not embarrassed about this; after all, I did not grow up naturally able to navigate a sailboat or cook an omelet. I had to be taught these things. But nobody taught me how to pray. One thing I had

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