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Respect is Obedience to God

Obeying our mother and father ends when we enter adulthood, but showing them respect throughout their lives is a commandment from our heavenly Father.  Growing up, we were taught respect not only for our parents, but for other adults in our lives: aunts and uncles, grandparents, our teachers. All were ...

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The Color of Humans is Red

1 Peter 2:17 Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. As the movement about “black lives matter” spreads in the US, how do we see humans in their right “color”? As I pray to God, I remember a powerful exhibition about human diversity I saw in ...

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Is Your Name Written in the Right Book?

I remember the old television drama Hawaii Five-0, from my childhood. Beginning in 1968, Detective Captain Steve McGarrett put his life on the line, along with his officers, fighting crime in the nation’s 50th state. The show left its mark on our culture: “5-0” is now the term used for ...

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Portrait in Friendship

The first lady needed a friend, someone who would be trustworthy and caring, with her best interests at heart. Mary Todd Lincoln found that friend in her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley. Madame Elizabeth, as she was known, was a gifted seamstress; her mother having taught her as a young girl. She ...

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When is Your Second Birthday?

Do you remember the birthday parties of your childhood, old black and white photos of little friends wearing party hats, blowing paper horns, and eating cake and ice cream?  In those days, parties were often a dress up affair, little girls in brightly colored dresses with white anklet socks and ...

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