Studio Status Update

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I know some of you have been patiently waiting for us to get our studio back up and running following our relocation across the country (from New Hampshire to Idaho – a big move). We should have been fully operational by the end of last week. Unfortunately, North American Van Lines, who is moving both … Continued

Castles in the Sand

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There are sand castles, and then there are sand sculptures. Currently on display at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire are the 2014 Master Sand Sculpture Contest creations (the largest such competition in the Northeast). It’s astonishing to realize that such magnificent works of art can be crafted out of nothing but sand and some water. The … Continued

Flags In

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Every year, members of the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) decorate each of the graves at Arlington National Cemetery with flags for Memorial Day. This moving and solemn tradition is just one of the many ceremonial duties for which The Old Guard is responsible (for example, it’s the 3rd US Infantry that … Continued

Second Act for Sweet Little Hank

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The story of little Hank, the pooch the Milwaukee Brewers recently rescued, is at the same time terribly sad and quite heartwarming. Sad…because he’s just one of countless homeless and/or mistreated animals in this country. Heartwarming…because there was a very happy “part 2” to his tale. It appears the pup may have been abandoned. He … Continued

The Heart of College Basketball

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March Madness is in high gear. This time around it’s been a particularly wild tournament. Countless brackets were busted right out of the gate with Ohio State losing early, more went out the window with other surprising upsets – and there have been quite a few edge-of-your-seat games. No shortage of interesting narratives. There’s one … Continued

9/11 – Never Forget

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Can it really be 12 years already since the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville? It hardly seems possible. Particularly for the families of those who lost loved ones, there’s a good chance the pain remains close to the surface even with the passage of time. May the God of peace continue … Continued

Respect God’s Creation

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Litter on roadsides is pervasive. It isn’t limited to highways, though. Even when trashcans are plentiful and within easy access, trash is often tossed indiscriminately in parks and other public spaces. The last time I walked along the Tidal Pool in Washington, D.C. water bottles and soft drink cans bobbed in the water – a … Continued

USCGC Eagle

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Portsmouth, NH had an interesting visitor this past weekend: the Coast Guard’s storied tall ship Eagle. She entered the harbor Friday evening accompanied by an armada of commercial boats and pleasure craft, and was open for tours through yesterday afternoon. This is one impressive vessel! The largest tall ship in America, Eagle is 300 feet long with … Continued

RIP Jane Wicker

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If you’re a fan of air shows, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Jane Wicker perform at some point. Recreating the thrilling wing walks made popular during the barnstorming era, Jane walked, climbed and hung from her bi-plane – without any safety lines or a parachute. She got into the sport more than 20 years … Continued

Courage

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In case you didn’t hear about this… Something interested took place at Liberty High School in South Carolina last week. In case you didn’t read about or see the story, here’s an excerpt from Christian News’s report: A high school valedictorian from South Carolina ripped up his approved speech on stage this past weekend, and … Continued

Comfort Dogs Head to Oklahoma

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Lutheran Church Charities has a wonderful ministry…the Comfort Dogs. These specially trained golden retrievers are deployed to locations around the country where they provide relief and comfort to people who have been affected by tragedy, as well as those in nursing homes and hospitals. You may have seen the dogs in the news most recently … Continued

On Patriots’ Day

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Here in New England, the third Monday of April is Patriots’ Day (in Massachusetts, it’s a state holiday). This day we commemorate the battles of Lexington and Concord – the first of the American Revolution. Early this morning, the annual re-enactments of those battles took place. Then the Red Sox played a day game at … Continued