When our son Xavier was a toddler, we took a family trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. As we entered the building, I pointed to a large sculpture suspended from the ceiling. “Look. A humpback whale.” Xavier’s eyes widened. “Enormous,” he said. My husband turned to me. “How does he know that word?” “He must have heard us say it.” I shrugged, amazed that our t […]
It was time for our church to commission a new group of leaders. To symbolize their roles as servant-leaders, the church elders participated in a memorable foot-washing ceremony. Each of the leaders—including the pastor—washed each other’s feet as the congregation observed them. What they did that day was modeled for us by Jesus Christ, as recorded in John 1 […]
During our granddaughter’s school band concert, I was impressed by how well this group of 11- and 12-year-olds played together. If each of them had wanted to be a solo performer, they could not have achieved individually what the band did collectively. The woodwinds, brass, and percussion sections all played their parts and the result was beautiful music! To […]
Our world grants increasing access to those who can afford the price of admission. If you want to hear your favorite band in concert, you can buy a ticket. Spend more money and you can buy a backstage pass and take a selfie with the band during the “meet and greet.” Pay a lot more and they may be willing to sing at your wedding or birthday party.
During a major sports competition, a male sprinter jumped the gun, resulting in a false start and immediate disqualification from the event. His responses included tearing off his sprinter’s bib, writhing on the ground, and weeping in a curled-up position at the side of the track. A female sprinter was running well in her event when she slipped coming over a […]
A backyard bash was underway when a man carrying a gun approached and demanded money from the partygoers. The partiers would have handed their money to the bandit, but no one had any cash! So they offered what they did have—a drink. Surprisingly, the crook accepted and joined their party. An unexpected response changed everything.
Red Sox manager John Farrell and veteran umpire Bill Miller took disagreeing up a few notches on Saturday night, engaging in an intense and perhaps even uncomfortable exchange that ultimately led to Farrell’s ejection and accusations of physical contact. [Fantasy Football is open! Sign up now] It had already been a frustrating night for the Red Sox when reli […]
The Oakland A’s spoiled Mark Buehrle Day in Chicago in a big way on Saturday, defeating the White Sox 10-2. In the process, they made a little history, becoming the first Major League Baseball team to have three different players hit their first career home run in the same game. [Fantasy Football is open! Sign up now] Rookies Matt Olson, Jaycob Brugman and F […]
Mark Buehrle takes in the moment as the Chicago White Sox officially retired his No. 56. (White Sox on Twitter) The Chicago White Sox always do it big when it comes to jersey retirement ceremonies. Saturday was no different as the club lavished Mark Buehrle with the best possible gifts before adding his No. 56 to the list of numbers no other White Sox player […]
Roberto Osuna opened up about his anxiety on Saturday morning. (Frank Gunn/CP) Admitting to yourself that you can’t work because of anxiety is tough. Telling your boss that is tougher. Telling the whole world is something else entirely. On Saturday morning, that’s what Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna did. He told reporters that he made himself unavail […]
Cody Bellinger has big-time power at the plate, but he wouldn’t know Jerry Seinfeld if they crossed paths. (AP) This isn’t a story about nothing. It’s a story about Cody Bellinger, a 21-year-old Dodgers rookie who before Friday night couldn’t identify comedy and television icon Jerry Seinfeld if his life depended on it. Bellinger has made quite a name for hi […]
(ST. LOUIS) — An off-duty black St. Louis police officer’s race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn’t recognize him after a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer’s lawyer contends. The 38-year-old black officer was off duty when he heard a commotion near his home and ran…
A four-year-old girl was left to protect her mother in the only way she knew how: by telling her mom to be just a little more perfect, a survival tactic many black parents have felt forced to teach their children in an America in which dark skin is still too frequently seen as threatening.
While politicians in Washington debate building a wall between the United States and Mexico, Americans who've moved south of the border have a different perspective on the country they've come to call home.
Koch and the hundreds of donors in his network kicked off a three-day retreat at a luxury Rocky Mountain resort to strategize about coming policy fights and plot their moves for the 2018 midterm elections.
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