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The Irony of the D.C. Power Outage

All it took was a small explosion at a power transfer line and a widespread power outage swept through the Washington, D.C. area. In just a few seconds, Washington was left powerless. If we think about it, it’s actually rather ironic that arguably the most powerful government in the world, symbolized by the White House,…

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The Beautiful Side of Slavery

Slavery. It’s not a pretty word. It’s not a feel-good word. In today’s culture, it is not a politically correct word. When we hear it, we think about oppression, inhumane treatment, and despicable actions. We think about some of the darkest times and most terrible people. Slavery has negative connotations for good reason. There is…

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Where Is God?

A little boy named Doug was having one of those unique childlike discussions with his Mom. It was one of those conversations that only comes from the young, inquisitive mind of a child. He asked, “Mom, is God in the moon?” She did her best to explain that God is everywhere. “Is he in my…

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Solar Eclipse

Norway and the Faroe Islands had the rare opportunity to see a total solar eclipse today. Only occurring once every several hundred years in the same location, a total solar eclipse is one of the most amazing phenomenons in the universe. When we stop and think about it, the fact that we have solar eclipses…

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The Walking Dead

I didn’t know it was possible. I thought it was just something we saw on TV, but it’s not. I witnessed with my very own eyes that there are most definitely “walking dead” among us. They are everywhere. In fact, they are overrunning our world! Now, before we all freak out and start preparing for…

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A Stroke At 24

Russ Crandall appeared to be the picture of good health. He was fit, 24 years old, worked as a Navy translator, and was even the guy they sometimes called upon to bring unfit recruits into shape. Then the stroke happened. It caused him to lose fine motor function on his left side. He had to…