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Spring is coming! If you are one of my regular readers, you have probably planted and have a nice start on your new orchard. Early spring is a good time to catch up around the yard. I try to get these tasks done in February. I also like to get my snow peas planted by Valentine ’s Day. Here are some of my routine spring chores. Continue reading

Helen Maguire

Chicago lawyer, Horatio G. Spafford

In our small community here, in Arizona City, my husband Frank and I actively participate in our non-denominational worship services each Sunday. Frank assists with providing music and I contribute by putting the applicable hymn lyrics up on a large TV Screen. Recently, I had the opportunity to do a bit of research about one of our favorite hymns: “It is well with my soul.” In this month’s article, I’m sharing a bit of what I learned. Continue reading

Gordon J. Fulks, Ph.D

I am amazed. A columnist for The Oregonian actually asked for my critique of the new President of the United States. Of course, Elizabeth Hovde is not one of their Left-Wing journalists, but she has consistently opposed Donald Trump, as has the paper.
The Oregonian has tolerated my Op-Eds for the last decade but only grudgingly acknowledged that I might have a worthwhile perspective on the crucial scientific issues of our day. Continue reading

Frank Maguire

“Liberating tolerance would mean intolerance against movements from the Right, and toleration of movements from the Left.” Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse

“Utopians, once they attempt to convert their visions into practical proposals, come up with the most malignant project ever devised; they want to institutionalize fraternité, which is the surest way to totalitarian despotism.” The Death of Utopia Reconsidered, Leszek Kolakowski (1984)

For 50 years, I’ve been in the midst of the political/cultural/religious war being waged in the United States, and for many of those years, I have written about it. The following out-take from a column by David Limbaugh is an accurate description of where America has come in a very short time. Continue reading

By Jim Kight, NW Connection

“Treason” is written by the well-known Newt Gingrich and co-authored by Pete Earley. Gingrich is a former Speaker of the House, and presidential candidate in 2012. He is also the author of 14 New York Times bestsellers. This latest entry into the publishing of “Treason” provides insight into our national government.
According to Gingrich, “Treason deals with a traitor from within the U.S. government. But treachery is the willful blindness that prevents us from dealing with the terrorism for what it is.” It would be difficult to argue otherwise. Continue reading

Bryan Fischer

Don’t let the low-information media lie to you: the real bullies and bigots are on the left.

One of the unexpected results of Donald Trump’s victory at the polls is that the mask has been pulled off the left revealing the ugly hatred which is no longer even thinly disguised.

We conservatives disagree with the left about any number of things, including the mainstreaming of homosexuality and transgenderism, but we don’t hate anybody. Disagreement is not hatred.

But for the left, disagreement is all about hatred. They falsely accuse us of it, and yet are blind to its rancid presence in their own ranks. This refusal on their part to recognize that they in fact are the real haters is not only an instance of spectacular self-deception, it’s now become actually dangerous. Continue reading

January’s flower, the carnation is rich with symbolism, mythology and even debate. Some scholars suggest that the name comes from the word “corone” (flower garlands) or “coronation” because of its use in Greek ceremonial crowns. Others conjecture that it’s derived from “carnis” (flesh) referring to the flower’s original pink hue. Another suggests that the name derives from “incarnacyon” (incarnation), referring to the incarnation of God-made flesh. Continue reading

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