04 Jul Happy Independence Day!

In reflecting upon this holiday, we can only imagine the fear and trepidation our founding fathers faced as the imminent separation from England was approaching. We meet many people facing tremendous difficulties and fears in today's world. The 4th of July celebrates the decisive action...

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24 Nov Thankfulness

“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude.” —John Henry Jowett When we moved to Russia in the early 90’s it was a very grey place. I remember the heaviness...

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  Almost 400 years ago, during the fall months of 1621, a resilient band of Pilgrims and the native Wampanoag tribe gathered to celebrate the colony's first successful harvest.   When that first thanksgiving meal was served by on the Eastern shores of America, the Pilgrims had already...

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