Friday Feature

Flash Fiction – “The Price of Liberty”

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Friday Feature, Latest News, State of the nation | 0 comments

Flash Fiction – “The Price of Liberty”

My first attempt at Flash Fiction. Enjoy! An hour. Then her kids will be off the bus. One hour, uninterrupted, to do with what she wishes. Upper fifties and the sky clear and azure. She should do laundry. Her phone rings. It’s her sister. “What’s up?” “Ah, this election.” “Don’t get me started.” “I’ve never seen such a frenzy.” “I know it.” She grimaces. Sweet-smelling autumn day with warmish breezes and sunshine glinting off windows. Why spoil it with politics? “What are you up to?” “Was just about to go for a bike ride.” She knows now it’s true. “Call...

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Scenes from Childhood is here!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Friday Feature | 0 comments

Scenes from Childhood is here!

“Ainslie Fassbinder is a thirty-something teacher whose quiet existence has always been overshadowed by her younger sister Erin. Upon the death of their mother, the contents of the will send ripples into Ainslie’s static life. Reluctantly, she embarks on a journey to Europe, and ultimately, into some truths about herself.” My newest book – and first novella – Scenes from Childhood, is now available on Amazon in paperback and kindle. If you’ve never visited the romantic Bavarian Alps, this book is guaranteed to make you want to board a Lufthansa jet and go!...

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Social engineering and American education

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Friday Feature, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation | 3 comments

Social engineering and American education

Contributed by Robert A. Peck, M.S. Ed, administrator and public school teacher: In the 1830’s, a group of wealthy Unitarians in Boston, Massachusetts’s became unhappy with the “effects” of Christian education in their community. 1  They sent two scholars to Europe to find a model that could be instituted here in America. One was found in Prussia, and then imported. 2 By 1837, the first state operated public school system was in place. One reason this model of education was chosen was because it removed the influence of parents over their children in schooling and instead exerted...

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Jesus as a political figure?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Friday Feature, Latest News, State of the nation | 0 comments

Jesus as a political figure?

“I have observed over the years that many Christians seem to be pulled in two directions when it comes to their Christianity and how to apply it in a political world. Our hearts tell us to get involved and make a difference, especially when we see ungodly leaders taking our nation down a path of destruction. On the other hand, many of us have been taught that things are going to get progressively worse and, as a result, we wonder if there is any need to try. The result is sometimes a double-minded approach which lacks purpose and confidence.” This is from the preface of Brad...

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Science and Earth’s Origins

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Friday Feature, Youth/Young Adult | 0 comments

Science and Earth’s Origins

The following blog was written by Glenn Walker, Executive Director of On Beyond Sunday School. Glenn, a former physics teacher, has degrees in both mathematics and physics, including advanced degrees in both statistics and divinity The Broad Voice of Science To hear the modern voice of science today, you might walk away thinking that the science community speaks with a single voice. Yet the science community is not as united as its more vocal spokesmen, premier among them Richard Dawkins, would have you think. Dr. Dawkins went as far as to say, “Evolution is a fact. Beyond reasonable...

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“We Three Kings” – the “lost” verses

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Friday Feature, Latest News, Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

“We Three Kings” – the “lost” verses

 The name John Henry Hopkins might not ring any bells (no pun intended). However, you’re probably familiar with a song that this clergyman and composer wrote, called “We Three Kings.” Likely you could even sing some parodies of it! But do you know all the verses of this beloved Christmas carol? One thing I treasure about the hymn writers of yesteryear is how well they knew scripture, and how their songwriting reflected their understanding of Biblical truths. This is true in the case of “We Three Kings*.” Check out the second verse: Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain, gold I...

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Parenting 58 children

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Friday Feature | 1 comment

Parenting 58 children

It is overwhelming to me to think of trying to raise three children if I let my mind go there. To think of raising close to five dozen children (many of them babies and preschoolers) simply takes my breath away. However, that is what friends of ours from my hometown are doing right now – and they’re doing it all the way across the ocean in Kenya, without many of the luxuries we enjoy here. Greg and Mary Rose Dow are the parents of these precious children, and the founders of the Dow Children’s Home in Kenya. They responded in 2006 to the call of God to sell everything they...

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