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Common sense can combat Colorado deaths
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Common sense can combat Colorado deaths

There is a morbid joke that follows mountaineers down the side of Colorado’s tallest peaks. “There goes the next headline,” experienced hikers mutter as they pass tourists hiking up in flip-flops and jeans, toting a single plastic water bottle. It may be a joke, but the looming threat of another […]

Thank your farmer today
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Thank your farmer today

And on the eighth day, God made a farmer—before the sun came up on the ninth day, the farmer had milked the cows, fed the camels, sheered the sheep, planted the corn, hauled the hay and hoed the garden. Between the first farmers toiling the relentless ground to today’s farmers […]

All men and women created equal, so let’s fight
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All men and women created equal, so let’s fight

Bell bottom jeans, flower power, “The Brady Bunch,” Lyndon B. Johnson’s great shame, free love and free flowing drugs changed an entire generation and represent the boisterous, explosive 1970s well. Young people were finding their voice, and women were not exempt, learning to use their new found power and boldness […]

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People of all faiths gather at the table

When I explained my Friday night plans to close friends, I got puzzled looks and excited questions. “Really? That sounds awesome!” “What is a Shabbat service?” “Why are you going?” Honestly, these are questions that I am still sorting out for myself. Last Friday night, I attended a Shabbat service […]

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Loving them well

Some people never get to love their grandparents before they are gone. My maternal grandma passed away before I even existed. A graceful, intelligent woman with words like honey and truth in her intentions, she died of cancer in 1996. I hear stories of her and see reflections of her […]

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Maybe we’re all maniacs

After the Emmy award-winning television show “Stranger Things,” Netflix studios has consistently cranked out movies and television shows. They are either tremendous successes or flops … and the jury is still out on their most recent endeavor: “Maniac.” “Maniac” is a dystopian reflection of the near future, critiquing the opioid […]

Why do we love cheesy Christmas movies?
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Why do we love cheesy Christmas movies?

I grew up in a house of six kids, and every year when the Christmas season rolled around the day after Thanksgiving, my siblings and I dove into Christmas cheer by watching our favorite Christmas flicks. As a kid, these movies were exciting, funny and heartfelt, but as I grew […]

The case against guarding your heart
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The case against guarding your heart

Please don’t think what follows is a foolish suggestion to disregard the Biblical mandate to “guard your heart,” as found within the context of Proverbs 4. Generally, the Proverbs (and the Bible as a whole) are excellent sources of wisdom for Christians and non-Christians alike. Also, if you’re in the […]