Though some personality types thrive on spontaneity, novelty and change, it seems most folks do not.

My friends, it is important for Americans to take time to remember the sacrifices that bought our freedom.

he coming together of the peoples of the world in a harmonious relationship is the most crucial need of today.

This Sunday, millions of people across American will celebrate Mother’s Day, which is perhaps one of the most beloved and celebrated holidays of the entire year.

I recently went on two spring break trips with my children: one with my college daughter last month and one with my middle school son last week.

There is a song titled “Do Something” by Matthew West that is simply awesome. The entire song will really reach out and grab you, but one part in particular will really make you stop and rethink what your life is all about.

It was just before sunrise. The old man walked along the rocky beach. He absent-mindedly picked up a small, smooth rock, one that filled his hand, sat down on a larger boulder and stared to the east.

Incredibly, acts of compassion are commanded by Christ. For our enemies? Oh, yeah, we have heard that verse many times – and it bounces off into the darkness.

So many times we hear about having faith in God. Many people talk about having mountain-moving, way-making faith. We even write our articles in the Faith & Values section of this great newspaper to encourage and inspire the readers to trust God in good or bad times.

My brothers and sisters, with only a couple of weeks left in our Lenten Journey, ask yourselves this: Have I been fulfilling my duties of fasting, penance and prayer during my journey?

Recently, a couple very special to me lost their daughter. It was very unexpected and, to make matters worse, she was estranged from them, so they never even got to say goodbye. They have been on my heart and mind.

In the lesson today, I’m not focusing on the when or what day the Sabbath should be; it is not my intent to say how it is to be remembered. My concern is how we answer the two questions the Master asked of his critics and enemies. Is it a day for doing “good or evil” or to “save or destroy life?”

Many times you read or hear the term “God winks.”

The longer I live, the more certain I am of the need to not only prepare for life but to also prepare for death.

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Sunday is Father’s Day. Although not a religious holiday, like Mother’s Day it has roots in the Methodist Church. Both holidays were celebrated in the early 1900s in local Methodist churches and then began to move to a larger audience.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been used for thousands of years as a culinary and medicinal spice. A member of the plant family, it includes cardamom and turmeric, along with other plant nutrients that offer a variety of medicinal uses.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been used for thousands of years as a culinary and medicinal spice. A member of the plant family, it includes cardamom and turmeric, along with other plant nutrients that offer a variety of medicinal uses.

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the liver on the right side of your body. The main function of the gallbladder is to store bile created by the liver until it is needed for digesting fatty foods.