3:00 PM Jan 9, 2015
Monday, Jan. 19, is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. By my children’s standards, it isn’t a holiday, as we won’t be hosting our extended family for dinner or exchanging gifts in the traditional sense.
12:50 PM Jan 9, 2015
Every Jan. 1, my friend Carrie and I take turns hosting lunch to celebrate the triumphs of the previous year and anticipate more triumphs to come in the year ahead.
4:15 PM Jan 8, 2015
I'm 50 now. I didn't really want to be 50, and I'm not sure how I got here — but I guess if you hang around this planet long enough, 50 will find you.
3:00 PM Jan 7, 2015
In many communities at this time of year, there is a public debate whether to display religious symbols on government property. Both sides of this debate sometimes act like barnyard animals, not listening to the valid arguments on both sides.
3:00 PM Jan 2, 2015
The recent Senate report on torture paints a portrait of the U.S. that indicts all of us.
3:00 PM Dec 30, 2014
2014 was a rather busy year for news.
3:04 PM Dec 26, 2014
Many of us decorate for Christmas without giving much thought to the historical context behind the decorations we put up year after year.
2:00 PM Dec 24, 2014
This is my favorite time of the year. I know; I’m not alone with that sentiment.
3:00 PM Dec 23, 2014
West Michigan may be separated from Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., by hundreds of miles — but television, the Internet and radio have put events in these communities in our backyard in recent months.
10:00 AM Dec 21, 2014
It has been a trying time for Christians in our community lately.

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