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Civil War Hero’s Sword Recovered
Recently some of his family members discovered the long-missing sword of Col. Robert Gould Shaw, the commander of the first African-American regiment in the Civil War, the 54th Massachusetts. Historians matched the serial number on the blade and confirmed that this really is the sword he carried in the assault on Fort Wagner, S.C., where…
Hard Conversations
Hal had a friend in college that he’d known for many years. Like good friends do, they shared a lot of interests, opinions, and experiences in common. Yet an unexpected break happened – the friend made some lifestyle changes that Hal was uncomfortable about. At the time, they seemed like a really big deal, and…
Kids and Phones – Smart or Not?
We recently passed a huge cultural milestone – ten years ago, Apple introduced the iPhone, and our whole culture changed. The Pew Research Center reports that almost four out of five American adults own a smart phone and nearly three-fourths of teenagers have one of their own. Is this a good thing, or not? We’ve decided…
Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever
Seriously, I can NOT tell you how much we love our Instant Pot! Pulled pork in 90 minutes instead of two days. Soup in minutes instead of hours. You guys need this thing. This is the one we have. It's big enough to cook for all of us. You can do soup, slow cooking, meats,…
Our Family Gets Bigger This Month!
  We're over-the-top delighted to announce that our family will be growing this month when our son Matthew exchanges vows with his college sweetheart Camille! Camille is a strong believer and a talented, sweet-spirited young woman from Nicholasville, Kentucky. She's a graduate of Berea College where she and Matthew met. They'll be moving to Chapel…
Retreat Hymns
For The Beauty of the Earth For the beauty of the earth For the glory of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies. Refrain Lord of all, to Thee we raise,* This our hymn of grateful praise. For the beauty of each hour, Of the day and of…