Lullaby

Lullaby

This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day. We salute all moms as well as others who generously provide us with maternal love and care. The imagery of a mother cooing an infant to sleep is probably one of the best pictures of ultimate love. A simple lullaby transmits pure...
Twenty-three Skidoo

Twenty-three Skidoo

Today is April 23rd, obviously the 23rd day of the month. So, why not look at a few facts about the number 23 before we 23 skidoo (an early 20th Century slang expression that means ”let’s get out of here as fast as we can!”)? If you ever decide to watch a motorsports...
Bingo!

Bingo!

The church’s mission is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Sometimes, however, its primary charge inadvertently advances other initiatives. Take, as an example, a game of chance. In the 1930s a Pennsylvania priest reportedly was experiencing a common problem...
No Doubt

No Doubt

John Spence’s favorite expression was “no doubt.” He also had an ambition that he undoubtedly wanted to achieve. John wanted to form a band. He successfully did so, serving as its lead vocalist and front man, joined by keyboardist Eric Stefani. Eric persuaded his...
Measuring the Drapes

Measuring the Drapes

Mary Taft was confident in her husband’s efforts. Senator Robert Taft of Ohio was seeking the Republican nomination to run for President of the United States. During the 1940 campaign, Mary gave an interview to the Evening Independent in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,...