Ideas for Quietly Bringing Change By Kirk McCarley A few days back I read an article by Tim Denning, “Be Aware of the Quiet Ones like Keanu Reeves—They are the Ones that Actually Make You Think.”  In all honesty my knowledge of the actor Reeves is limited.  I know of him...
By Rev. Pete Hyde It was the summer of 1968. The Scouts from Topeka loaded up early and headed to the beginning point of their week-long adventure.  They were going to spend the next 5 days hiking 50 miles of the actual Santa Fe Trail that runs from Independence, Kansas...

Illusions

By Rick Moore Behind-the-scenes programs show how movies are made. They reveal green screens and special effects that can take an audience to new worlds and exotic places. For decades, Hollywood has teased us with brief glimpses behind the curtain to see how the magic is made. One trick-of-the-trade used...
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 Kirk McCarley  The Dark or Middle Ages were a post-Roman time in European history marked by significant misery.  Though historians disagree as to its exact timeline, most say it lasted several hundred years, with some stretching the parameters as long as the ten centuries between 500 and 1500 AD. ...
By Lauren Catanese “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take one step at a time.” How is your journey going…the life you are living? When we are little, we dream big and have all these different aspirations and experiences we want to accomplish. Then life happens, right? And...

The Early Worm

By Rick Moore “Pigs get fed and hogs get slaughtered.” “You can’t make a quarter horse run a mile.” “Chicken one day and feathers the next.” These are just a few of the sayings my father often quoted. Seldom did my mom communicate in such a way. But there was...
By Rev. Pete Hyde There was nothing out of the ordinary about that evening.  The two young bachelors sat in the living room of their shared apartment. They seemed to have life by the horns - good jobs, freedom to do what they pleased, nice cars, parties, no real cares about...
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...

Plan B

By Rick Moore Years ago, in downtown Mobile, Alabama, the City Council debated whether or not to allow people to continue feeding the squirrels in parks such as Bienville Square. This had been a tradition for old and young alike for over a half a century. But concerns over human...

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