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Thursday, June 21st, 2012 13:02:46

A City on a Hill

John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, crossed the ocean from England to New England aboard the Arabella in early 1630. While aboard, he penned a directive that he read to those traveling with him either while....

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Thursday, June 14th, 2012 13:02:02

My Children’s Father

The most important decision that many of us will make is whom to marry, with whom should we share our time, our home and our lives. For those who are already parents, or who go on to become parents, this....

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 13:00:28

Freedom is Never Free

An 8-year-old boy loses his father to an execution squad. Imagine the shock, questions and hurt at losing his father at such a young age. Why did his father have to die? Could his death been avoided? Why did he....

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 12:34:34

Remembering the Importance of Family

When I was young, I thought that I knew everything. The older I have grown, the more I have begun to understand how little I know. As a young, determined, hardworking financial consultant in the late 1980s and early 1990s,....

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012 12:59:35

What I Did for Love

If you are lucky, you have people that you love in your life. If you're really lucky, you have people that inspire you, as well. I love my sister Kathy, but she also is an incredible inspiration to me --....

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 12:58:39

Moral, Now the Story

As a child, I was a voracious reader, mostly of fiction. I would read during class, during lunch, during the bus ride. When I was reading, I was not part of my boring normal life, but part of a deeper,....

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 12:58:02

May Madness and Mothers Gone Mad

For mothers with children at home and in school, May can bring madness. It's a month that tends to be filled with end-of-the-school-year projects, performances, concerts, dress rehearsals, parties and more. For instance, last night, after finishing his project at....

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 12:56:58

Keep Dreaming Big

The biggest loss due to the suspension of Newt Gingrich's (former speaker of the House and my dad) presidential campaign this week is the loss of big ideas being tossed into the public arena by him in front of a....

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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 12:55:59

Preparing for Rain

Monday night, my husband came home around 8:30 and was surprised to find me painting my office. Early that morning, as I lay in bed, unable to sleep, I decided to paint my office. The deadline was driven by a....

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 12:44:05

Powerful Government Equals Powerful Problems

History is not simply dates, events and results. Instead, it's people's lives, their hopes and dreams, their situation and their outcomes based on their and other people's actions. While history is learned by looking backward, knowing the outcome, life is....

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