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A Willingness to Serve

My parents have always been given to hospitality. They would encourage their children to bring friends “over to the house.” This invitation would enable us, their children, to have an opportunity to share enjoyable times with our friends and allow our parents to become better acquainted with our peers. We, as teenagers lacking the understanding of the physical effects a houseful of youngsters placed on two adults, would invite the “whole gang” to spend the night, and to leave from our home when we would be traveling with a group to an out-of-town event. Good times for everyone, right?
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A Matter of National Trust?

Last week, Pope Francis made news as he acknowledged the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. His statements were welcomed by Armenians and their supporters, but angered Turkish leaders who reject the label of “genocide” for the murders of nearly two million Armenians from April 1915 until the end of World War I.
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School Days

“School days, school days, dear old golden rule days, readin’ and ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic taught to the tune of the hickory stick” (1907, by Will Cobb).
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A Marathon of Terror?

The very popular Boston Marathon is scheduled to “run” on April 20, 2015. April 15 marked the anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Violent acts and terrorism are the staple topic of today’s world news. When will this marathon of terror end?
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United We Stand, Divided We Fall

The evening of April 14, 1865 was filled with joy and laughter for more than 1,000 Washingtonians who had come together at Ford’s Theater to watch a popular comedic play, Our American Cousin. But soon after the third act had begun, sometime after 10:00 p.m., the mood turned to grief and horror as a bloody stain was spattered onto the history of the United States.
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Why Do We Pay Taxes?

Most of us get a little anxious and complain about tax time each year. How much will our taxes be? How much must we “render unto Caesar”? Why do we have to pay taxes?
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