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May, 2019

  • 15 May

    Reflections From Faith and History

    National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day by Jeff Olson May is a month full of special times – such as proms, high school and college graduations, the beginning of vacation season, and the Memorial Day observance. However, May is also the month in which a perhaps lesser-known day is set aside for a very special observance and one which I believe ...

  • 8 May

    Reflections From Faith and History

    The Hand that Rocks the Cradle -by Jeff Olson This coming Sunday we have an opportunity to honor a person who gave each of us the greatest gift of all – life. Mother’s Day has a long history in America, going all the way back to 1872 when Julia Ward Howe made the first known suggestion for a ‘Mother’s Day ...

  • 1 May

    Reflections From Faith and History

    Teacher Appreciation Week -by Jeff Olson The American tradition of honoring teachers has a long history, dating back 75 years ago to 1944 and it has seen several changes since. In 1985 the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May. The National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly then voted to make ...

April, 2019

  • 17 April

    Reflections From Faith and History

    Raiders and Redemption -by Jeff Olson As most of us know, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 was a devastating blow to not only America’s military strength in the Pacific, but the extensive loss of lives and morale left our country in a state of dismay and shock. With Japanese military forces surging across the western Pacific, ...

March, 2019

  • 6 March

    Reflections from History and Faith

    The Relevancy of the Church By Jeff Olson There is no question as to the fact that we are living in a crucial time in our nation’s history. There have been many such times over the past two hundred and forty plus years, both in the domestic and international realms, though none can quite compare with what we are facing ...

February, 2019

  • 6 February

    Reflections from History and Faith – A Time for Choosing By Jeff Olson

    Honoring our nation’s presidents in February has been a tradition in America for a long time. Though the focus has been mostly on Washington and Lincoln, I thought it appropriate and timely to honor another who was born this month. I am including excerpts from two of his speeches which are still very relevant for us today. Ronald Wilson Reagan, ...

October, 2018

  • 25 October

    How does exceeding your fat capacity make you sick and what can you do about it?

    PAT SMITH In an earlier article, Seriously Now – How Can I Avoid Diabetes (or anything else), my message was that the fat capacity of any individual, the point at which fat cells are full and cannot store more fat, is the key to the many inevitable manifestations of ill health associated with obesity. In other words, it isn’t how ...