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Peace through love: A Christmas response to San Bernardino
by Matt Sapp
December 08, 2015 04:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
Sunday is the “peace” Sunday of Advent. On Wednesday afternoon I was working on Sunday’s message as I heard the news about the murders in San Bernardino. In the process of preparing for Sunday, I’d...
A Family Treasure
by James E Kilgore
June 22, 2015 03:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 347 347 recommendations | email to a friend
One of my most read blogs is called “My Father’s Chest.” When Dad died in 1995, my sister who now lives in Oregon and I agreed the only treasure among my father’s possession we wanted was his “ches...
My Father’s Chest
by James E Kilgore
December 23, 2013 04:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1023 1023 recommendations | email to a friend
Before my Dad died, we sat down and recorded a number of memories from his 86 years of living.
How can I stop “Helping” my Children?
by James E Kilgore
December 10, 2013 03:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 998 998 recommendations | email to a friend
The woman sitting across from me could have been asking for information, but I knew she was feeling very defensive and helpless at the same time. She had been describing her efforts to “help” her s...
Cadence – Beginning a Community, Developing traditions
by James E Kilgore
November 20, 2013 05:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 1026 1026 recommendations | email to a friend
A little over four years ago we moved from Lake Arrowhead into a fairly new community called Cadence.  All the dynamics in a new community were present.  Only a few homes were occupied and neighbor...
Hole in the heart -handling grief at the holidays
by James E Kilgore
December 07, 2015 04:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
We’ve begun to celebrate the “holidays.” It’s “politically correct” to wish everyone “happy holidays.” I prefer Merry Christmas, but I know that there are folks for whom the holidays won’t be happy...
Who Do You Think You Are?
by Bob Rugg
February 19, 2014 12:30 PM | 1 1 comments | 749 749 recommendations | email to a friend
Even with my great love of history as well as having dabbled in my own ancestry, I regret not being more focused upon it.  I should have spent a lot more time with my parents and grandparents ferre...
Raising children not for sissies
by James E Kilgore
February 06, 2014 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 984 984 recommendations | email to a friend
At a gathering of professional writers the group was polled to see what they thought was the best short story ever written. Perhaps surprising, by a large margin, the story chosen was from the Bibl...
The Secret in Marriage Counseling
by James E Kilgore
February 03, 2014 04:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 943 943 recommendations | email to a friend
At a recent speaking engagement I was asked, how can you save so many marriages?
A Thank You Gift
by Bob Rugg
February 03, 2014 12:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 669 669 recommendations | email to a friend
I can't imagine that there aren't many of us who have taken something from a special closet, wrapped it up nicely, put a bow on it and presented it to someone as a gift.
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