A Wake

By Rick Moore A wake… no, not “awake”… a wake (according to Wikipedia) is the region of disturbed flow (often turbulent) downstream of a solid body moving through a fluid, caused by the flow of the fluid around the body. Or you could just say it is the waves caused...

Respectful Rhetoric

By Kirk McCarley A lot of communication can be tiresome, not only loud and obnoxious, but intrusive, all knowing, and self-centered.  I reduced much of my television viewing for these very reasons. Print media can be just as provocative.  A publication I read online flashes advertising for a car dealership upon...
By Dave Holland Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. So, they all ate... Luke 9:16-17 Potatoes are worth about a dollar in my hands, but they...
By Lauren Catanese The flutters in your heart. The smile that will not stop. The beaming of joy that radiates through your soul. The powerful feeling that comes over you effortlessly, and washes away, instantly, any fear. “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people...
By Myrna Conrad Communication is the art of giving and receiving information.  There must be at least two participants in any act of communication.  There are three methods of communication:  verbal (speak and hear), written (write and read) and nonverbal (express and interpret).  Some experts add a fourth, visual communication ...
By Dave Holland The Greatest An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever...

Memories

By Rick Moore Norman Rockwell said “The view of life I communicate in my pictures exceeds the sordid and the ugly. I paint life as I would like it to be.” Looking back on the twenty-fifth year of my marriage, the memories of that season can be recalled as either...
By Kirk McCarley, I was proud of that first uniform.  Neatly clad from head to toe in navy blue with gold trim, topped by a cap with insignia, an optimistic eight year old cub scout set foot in the neighborhood on a sunny Saturday determined to lead my pack in...
By Lauren Catanese Feeling stuck? Feeling the weight of life and all its complexities stacking up on your back like a ton of bricks? Struggles and stress weigh us down and can feel overwhelming. Instead of recognizing and dealing with the pain and fears, we ignore them because we don’t...
The world was created in and functions through order.  We can look at any living organism and see the order that must take place for it to function properly.  We can examine any social system and see how order or chaos determines the success or failure of that system. ...

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