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When Onions Stink

  Last Thursday, a satirical, fake-news website became real news for a brief time. The Onion, known for its tongue and cheek comedy, became much more wildly known when it began posting “breaking” news to its Twitter feed. The first post read: “BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside the capital.” And then, forContinue Reading “When Onions Stink”

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Book Review: Faith Deployed…Again

I hadn’t read the original Faith Deployed book, but had heard many great things about it. So when I had the chance to read the brand new Faith Deployed…Again, I jumped at it. Written by Jocelyn Green, the book features devotions both from the author and 28 other military-affiliated contributors (including some from the HomefrontContinue Reading “Book Review: Faith Deployed…Again”

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Letter from Sullivan

There are a few things that make me cry every single time without fail. The Sullivan Ballou letter is one of them. When he gets to the “Oh, Sarah” part, I lose it. If, by chance, you haven’t heard it from the Ken Burns documentary, you have to listen to this. Sarah and Sullivan wereContinue Reading “Letter from Sullivan”

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A Sacred Trust

Republican, Democrat, or fill in the blank- much of the country was glued to the television for President Obama’s speech last night. And because my husband’s future (and therefore, our family’s future) could depend on what was said, I listened to every word. There was one part of the president’s speech that struck me theContinue Reading “A Sacred Trust”