Calling a Plague, a Plague

Liz Cheney Wyoming's Republican Rep. Liz Cheney announces her decision to vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

Congresswoman Liz Cheney, the third-highest-ranking Republican leader in the House, has named it – what happened in the US Capital one week ago today was an act of betrayal by the President of the Uni...

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Hindsight is 2020

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In all matters of life and living, we can view what happens to us through one of three lenses: Lens of insight – as life happens, we seek to understand it. Insight is the limited capacity to gain an a...

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One was Loved, One was Hated

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The Torah uses a harsh word to describe Jacob's feelings for his first wife, Leah: that she was hated. Alarmed by this language, some commentaries suggest that "hated" does not mean Leah was actually ...

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Leaders are elected, but leadership must be earned

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When George Augustine Washington was elected in 1789 to become the first national leader of the nascent republic of the United States of America, there was major debate as to what he should be called....

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Mutual Understanding: The third side of every story

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How did we get here? When did people decide that they could no longer bear to disagree agreeably? How is it that parents and children are no longer talking to each other, that husbands and wives are s...

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Abraham: Nationalist or Globalist?

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Frankly, it is a tough call. There seems to be a debate raging throughout the world as to what's next, what direction do we need to pursue, what kinds of leaders do we need most in our world today and...

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When Noah was a hero

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When I was young, Noah was a hero. I have wonderful memories of a toy Noah's ark model, with a ramp upon which I could, like Noah, march those animals, two by two, into that ark, and do my part, like ...

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