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Thursday, March 17th, 2011 11:15:47

The Virtue of Values

The Lenten season is a time of reflection, renewal and anticipation. This reflection and renewal gives us time to prepare for Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Often this time is spent in self-deprivation, ridding our lives of....

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Thursday, March 10th, 2011 11:14:51

Life Lessons from the Slope

This week, along with many other Americans, our family is on spring break. After years of beach vacations, we decided to brave something new and take our family skiing. After turning in points for flights, and determining what location might....

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 11:14:08

Liberty or Bondage, Our Coming Choice

My 11-year-old daughter asked me yesterday to explain how Wisconsin's 14 Democratic state senators can leave the state while they are supposed to be working. I struggled for a minute and then said that I believed they should either return....

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011 11:13:30

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Protests in Tunisia spread to Egypt, which led to the flight of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and will lead to who knows what type of government in the end. Currently, the military is in control of Egypt -- we think....

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Thursday, February 17th, 2011 11:12:38

Obama’s Budget Increases 2012 Deficit by a Third

Obama's budget increases 2012 deficit by a third. Yes, that's correct. President Obama submitted his proposed 2012 budget this past Monday. This budget produces a $1.1 trillion deficit for 2012. This deficit is 33 percent higher than his 2011 budget....

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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 11:11:58

Back to the Basics

What was the takeaway from last weekend's Super Bowl experience? It's time to get back to the basics. This past Sunday night, our home was one of the 46 percent of television households that watched the game. All four of....

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 11:10:45

Reagan’s Message Still Resonates

This Sunday will mark the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan. Many will be celebrating his birth, his life, and the legacy he left our country and the conservative movement. To celebrate, take a few minutes to watch two of his....

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011 11:10:07

Similar Rhetoric Obscures the Gap in Fundamental Values

Have you ever had a friendly debate that seems to run in circles? On the surface, it sounds as though you agree, but as the conversation unfolds, it becomes apparent that you and your opponent are using the same words,....

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011 11:09:30

A Life of Service, Not a Day of Service

This past Monday, we celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated when he was only 39 years old. He would have turned 82 this year. This is the perfect time to think through the legacy....

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011 11:08:29

Power of Prayer

It's the third consecutive day that we have been snowed in. I had thought that I would have time to read, reflect and get organized while my two children frolicked in the snow. Instead, my days have been filled with....

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