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Would Your Family Know What To Do Next if You Died? (NavLife)

podcast Dec 03, 2020

This week we talk with Jim Blazevich of NavLife. Years ago, Jim learned (the hard way) that his wife wouldn’t know what to do if he passed.

Sure, he had life insurance the other “precautions” and measures we typically put in place, but there were still so many questions…...

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Christmas, the Gospel, and (Pro) Life

The Scriptures command a reverence for life. Embedded in every book and interwoven into every doctrine is the unwavering standard of justice and mercy for all: the weak and the strong, the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the lame and the whole, the young and the old, and the born and...

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Socialism or Social Responsibility?

podcast Nov 26, 2020

Tis the season to… sponsor an angel child, send a shoe box of gifts, volunteer at a soup kitchen, gift blankets and jackets and hats…

That is, it’s the season for charity.

Christmas is a time when we typically thing about people in need. We fill up the red kettles as The...

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Word Play: Thanksgiving

gratitude word play Nov 23, 2020

G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

Chesterton was always imminently quotable. His quips and epigrams, axioms and jibes, maxims and platitudes, adages and aphorisms abound. But...

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5 kernels of corn & a basket of laundry (The Pilgrims 3)

The first Thanksgiving happened over a year after the passengers who traveled aboard the Mayflower made it to the New World.

Interestingly enough, the group learned quickly that the affairs of everyday life— things such as laundry and meal preparation— were the most pressing. Whereas...

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Isn't It Amazing What We Can Do If We Don’t Really Care Who Gets the Credit?

character gratitude Nov 16, 2020

No man or woman is an island.  There are no successful Lone Rangers—not in business, not in politics, and not in life.  Loose canons foil the best strategies.  Wild cards trump the best intentions.  Feral cells infect the healthiest organisms.  Rogue agents...

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Why the Pilgrims (finally) came to the New World (The Pilgrims 2)

In this episode of the Standfast Cast we continue our conversation from the previous week and discuss WHY the Pilgrims came to the New World in the first place.

By the year 1619, after almost a century of tumult and tribulation, two ships received permission to head to the Americas. One turned...

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How to Handle Critics

controversy hope Nov 09, 2020

There are numerous ways we can receive criticism. And, guaranteed, all criticism shouldn’t be weighed equally. 

Here are what several wise leaders have said about criticism and how to handle it.

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1. “Remember, it is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how...

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100 Years of Clutter Created the First Thanksgiving (The Pilgrims 1)

There’s a lot happening in our current political climate— too many unknowns to list. But, we have much to be thankful for, even as the votes and elections are sorted.

In fact, this is the month when we lean towards the Thanksgiving holiday every year.

Maybe you remember making...

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The Genius of the Electoral College

“Every word of the Constitution ultimately decides a question between power and liberty.”  James Madison

The Founding Fathers would more than likely be surprised by the current controversy over the Electoral College provisions of the Constitution.  Indeed, it was one of the...

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