Cowboys and Indians

Gifted Heroes

A couple of days ago I happened upon a terrible traffic accident on a four-lane highway near my home. Other motorists attended to the injured people lying a few feet from their cars. The accident was in the median of the highway, and traffic was whizzing by on both...

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God’s Open Door Policy

Serving in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California, I tried to stay out of trouble, but all too often, I found my efforts unsuccessful. In March of 1987, I found myself knocking on the office door of the base commander after receiving an invitation. All right,...

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Christmas Gifts

When it came to opening Christmas presents my father behaved more like a sibling than a parent. I was thus often able to convince him that we should open presents a day early, hoping he would influence the tough sell-Mom. Our tradition was to always open gifts on...

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From Rags to Riches

Like most children, Timmy was an adventurous six-year-old. Some would say he continuously expressed himself in somewhat of an artistic fashion. Translation: Timmy constantly drew on the walls with anything he could get his hands on. Crayons were his choice of...

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Mike Collins