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Stan Lee And Homer: The Iliad And The Avengers

The Iliad And The Avengers: Will The Real Spiderman Please Stand Up? The Illiad and The Avengers may have more in common than you think. With Stan Less’s recent death, I started thinking about his work and Homer’s work. Especially and specifically, The Iliad and The Avengers. There are some interesting comparisons here and perhaps some observations of value. I ...

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Fort Caroline: The Fateful Huguenot Settlement In America

Fort Caroline

Admiral Gaspard de Coligny was one of the leaders of the Protestant forces within France during the civil wars. He recognized that no victory the Huguenots might gain over their Catholic adversaries would ensure the protection of the Protestant Faith within the coming generations. Any concession that the Catholic royalty of the kingdom gave them would only provide a temporary ...

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Raising Thankful Children

If you asked my grandmother what she remembers about Christmas when she was a little girl she would say not much.  Why?  Because they didn’t have anything.  There weren’t piles of presents under the tree for the children when they came down on Christmas morning.   There were no new bikes or dolls.  What does she remember getting?  A simple orange ...

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Unnatural Thanksgiving

In the late 1800’s, Horatio Spafford planned to travel to Europe with his wife and four daughters.  Having just endured great financial loss because of the Great Chicago Fire, he was delayed in his ability to leave at the same time as his family.  Not wanting to deter their original plans, he sent his wife and four daughters ahead of ...

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Foster Independence In Your Kids With Audio Learning

audio learning

As a parent, you can’t do everything for your kids all of the time. Even if you could, that wouldn’t be what’s best for them. Kids need to know that they can do things all by themselves. It’s important that they have confidence in their abilities to, one day, manage their own lives. Kids also need to know that they ...

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Jacques Lefèvre: The Courageous Man Who Quietly Sowed The Seeds Of The French Reformation

Jacques Lefevre

On October 31, 1517, a young German monk nailed 95 theses to the church door in Wittenburg. The monk’s theses mostly dealt with the issue of indulgences and aspects of Roman Catholic worship. Furthermore, they called for a return to the authority of Scripture in determining the proper means of worshiping and serving God. Martin Luther (for that was the young monk’s name) ...

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