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Almost every Christian denomination and church believes in the words of the Lord’s Prayer. Some churches say it together every Sunday as a form of corporate prayer. Thus, we are all familiar with the words, “Thy will be done.” In praying that, we are recognizing God’s sovereignty in our live…

‘Where are you?” asked my wife when she called me on my cell phone one afternoon.

Monday was a huge win for the North Carolina Green Party. After the party was removed from the ballot in 2021, conducted a petition effort to return and filed a First Amendment rights lawsuit, the leftist third party was unanimously certified by the North Carolina Board of Elections Monday m…

The U.S. drone strike that killed Ayman al-Zawahri in Kabul on Sunday caught the Taliban leadership both red-handed and flat-footed. Their promises to prevent the country from once again becoming a terrorist haven have been exposed as lies: The al-Qaida leader was living in the Afghan capita…

On more than one level, “DC League of Super-Pets” falls right between “The Secret Life of Pets” and “The Lego Movie.” Like “The Secret Life of Pets,” the movie is an animated comedy that follows domesticated animals whose voices can’t be understood by humans as they learn to make friends for…

I was in the checkout line at my local branch library the other day, standing behind several youngsters slowly doing their own checkouts with minimal mother assistance. One librarian caught my eye with an “I’m sorry about this” glance to which I responded, “This makes my day.”

Any good financial adviser will tell his novice clients to refrain from checking the stock market every day to see how their investments are doing. It’s the long term that counts, not the volatility of daily buying and selling on the exchanges. That same caution should be applied to trying t…

The Indiana Department of Transportation reports Indiana “has more at-grade public rail-highway crossings than all but four other states.” Safety and efficiency at these crossing and in the areas around them extremely important. Lives are of primary importance. However, local emergencies, th…

What do the Starbucks in Mount Vernon, the Apple store in Towson Town Center, MOM’s Organic Market in Hampden, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art have in common? Employees at each have voted to form or join a union in recent months. They’ve been part of a b…

In The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark, the central character is Meg Williams (although that’s not the only name she uses). Meg is a con artist, a grafter. This is not something she set out to be, but she has become very good at what she does. As she says early in the novel, “It starts how it alw…

Perhaps you recognize “amber waves of grain” as a lyric in the most popular of US patriotic songs, “America the Beautiful.” But what does it mean? The phrase describes a field of wheat which is ready to harvest. If you’ve found yourself driving among Shelby County’s country roads during the …

I am always thrilled to come across a new recipe! Especially a recipe for something so classical and traditional as the old-fashioned carrot cake. This recipe came to me from my friend, Jeanne Burns, who is a fabulous cook and baker in her own right. Matter of fact, she is the one who sample…

It was four in the afternoon on March 10, 1991, when the first planned explosion of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons went off at the U.S. weapons depot in Khamisiyah, Iraq, and the first gray-white smoke cloud that would come to be called The Plume wafted skyward and drifted over the troops…