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Conventional Thinking: We stand for life!
Jan12

Conventional Thinking: We stand for life!

Most recent news reports surrounding Oklahoma State government and politics have been largely negative. Yet in approximately one month, a beautiful and unifying event is set to take place at the State Capitol, one that brings people from various political and personal backgrounds together. I refer to Rose Day, the annual pro-life event that takes place inside the State Capitol each February. Now in its 27th year, the Rose Day event...

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Conventional Thinking: Three phrases for 2018
Jan05

Conventional Thinking: Three phrases for 2018

Over the Christmas break, our family watched Ernest Saves Christmas more than once. One of the main characters, while teaching a group of kids, says this pearl of wisdom: “They never get old. They always stay new. Those three little words, ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You.’” In 2018, I have resolved not only to teach my children the power in these little words, but to live it myself. I also have discovered three other phrases that, if said and...

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Conventional Thinking: An app-ed moment
Dec22

Conventional Thinking: An app-ed moment

A new smartphone app launched oversees aims to help “pregnant women get seats on public transport.” The app, which was launched in Britain, was developed to make passengers on trains and buses who are constantly staring at their mobile phone, alerted to the needs to others around. It takes two apps to make this work. “Once an alert is triggered, people nearby with the app receive a message saying there is someone who needs to sit...

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Conventional Thinking: A believable Christmas
Dec15

Conventional Thinking: A believable Christmas

A recent Pew Research Forum study has interesting news about what Americans believe about Christmas these days. Those surveyed said the following about the historical accuracy of the Christmas story: • 81 percent believe “baby Jesus was laid in a manger;” • 75 percent believe “wise men, guided by a star, brought gifts of gold, frankincense (and myrrh);” • 74 percent say “an angel announced the birth of Jesus to Shepherds;” and • 73...

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Conventional Thinking: A day of history
Dec07

Conventional Thinking: A day of history

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” —U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 8, 1941 Seventy-six years ago, FDR delivered these words in one of the most famous speeches in American history. Immediately, the United States was thrust into World War II, a war that would...

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Conventional Thinking: Butcher, baker, liberty-breaker?
Dec01

Conventional Thinking: Butcher, baker, liberty-breaker?

There is a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that has enormous consequences for religious liberty in America. The case is Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and oral arguments before the nation’s highest court are scheduled for December. Here are the details of the case, as explained by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). “As the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, Jack Phillips is not in the...

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