By Grant Lengefeld


American author Henry van Dyke Jr. said, “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

By Maria Weaver


How did I end up in my back yard, dressed in my gown with my hair in a towel, chasing a white rabbit early Sunday morning?

By Tamee Ryan


Sometimes we find ourselves searching for things. For lost keys, for words to say, for something to do…

Cop Killer Faces Execution with a Smile


By Bartee Haile


A minute before midnight on Nov. 29, 1930, the condemned cop killer finished a letter to his widow-to-be, glanced at the nervous chaplain and asked with a wry smile, “What return address shall I put on this?”

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