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This week’s column: June 30, 2019
For now, it feels like an angry time. But what will America feel (and look) like in the future? Perhaps, if we’re lucky, it will look like this: E Pluribus Unum.
Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books, where you got to decide which way the story goes? Sure, you got to choose the road, but that doesn’t mean you can control the destination. Kind of like what we’re doing with our children’s future. From June 23, here’s Choose Your Own Adventure.
Road trips really are all that. On my recent X-country haul I learned a lot about truck stops, popcorn, billboards, and the state of the nation. Come along for the June 16 ride on A Road Trip.
Can you imagine a place where teens stand in complete silence for fifteen minutes that doesn’t involve a video screen? I saw it for myself the week of June 9. Here’s A Study in Silence.
Ever since Roe v Wade in 1973, the abortion argument has raged. Over the next few years it will come to a head. No matter what happens, somehow it’s women (not men) who will suffer consequences. From June 2, read Abortion.
Taking time to remember our heritage doesn’t happen by accident. This week I learned how one family provided a Memorial Day experience for their children that has lasted in their memories for a lifetime. Hop in the back seat and come along for the May 26 A Memorial Day Road Trip.
It seems that none of us can resist taking complex thoughts and ideas and trying to reduce them to a single, snappy phrase that seems “so obvious.” It makes both the writer and the reader feel smart, clever, and at peace. If only it worked. From May 19, here’s The Complexity of Simplicity.
Mother’s Day is one of those days (all too few) when what’s most important comes into its sharpest focus. From May 12, I hope you enjoy The Treasure Chest.
This week marked the annual National Day of Prayer, when we collectively pray that God will assist our nation in becoming what it should be. But perhaps the day would be better served if we used the day to pray that God will assist us in becoming what we should be. Consider, from May 5, A National Day of Prayer.
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