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A Duck Hunter Wins One for the Christians

Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Phil RobertsonOn Christmas morning, my wife sent a text message to me and our children with a link to a YouTube video.  The beginning of the video showed images from the first Christmas.  The audio that played in the background was from the segment of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Linus recited the famous passage from the Gospel of Luke: “And there were in the same country shepherds… Read More

A Super Ball and the Mother of God

Friday, December 20th, 2013
Super BallDo you know when the Super Ball was invented?  It was invented when I was 7 years old (1964), by chemist Norman Stingley.  I first learned about it from seeing commercials on television, which showed the new magical ball soaring into the sky whenever someone threw it against the pavement.  I later got to see it in action firsthand after several of my cousins convinced their mothers… Read More

The Language of Money

Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Accumulate WealthDuring my first year of practicing law (1983), I got a call from a young man who had received a speeding ticket.  He was employed by Domino’s Pizza as a deliveryman, and he wanted me to help him keep the ticket off his driving record.  For purposes of discussion, I’m going to call him Jim. When Jim got pulled over by the police officer, he was racing to deliver a pizza… Read More

Rich Enough To Have An Indoor Bathroom

Saturday, December 7th, 2013
OuthouseIn March 1990, I interviewed my grandmother, Cecilia LaHood (Grandma Ceil), for an article I was going to write and distribute at an upcoming 80th birthday party her children were planning for her.  Grandma Ceil’s date of birth was April 15, 1910.  During the interview, Grandma told me that her family lived in three different houses during the first six years of her life.  None of those houses… Read More

Do Catholics Have to Settle for Rags?

Friday, December 6th, 2013
Rags To RichesA couple of weeks ago in an article titled “The Danger of Riches,” after considering the words of Jesus that “it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God,” I asked the question, How do you define the word “rich”? At a silent men’s retreat that I attended during the 1990s, one of the… Read More