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And in 15th place

On this day in 1908, the Grand Canyon National Monument was created. It was the 15th national monument designation by the United States. But it’s been around for many years. What took so long? Theodore Roosevelt described it this way … Continue reading

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What does commitment look like to you?

You’re staring at a plate of eggs and bacon for breakfast. Who gave more? The chicken made a contribution (eggs) but the pig made a commitment (bacon). What does your commitment look like? Is it a mere contribution that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Expand where rejected

Born AnjezĂ« Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, Agnes (Anglican pronunciation) was better known as Mother Teresa. She began her ministry in India on this day in 1929. When Eastern Europe began opening its borders and ideologies, Teresa expanded her efforts into Communist countries that … Continue reading

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Restoring confidence

Today is the anniversary of the death of our 30th President, Calvin Coolidge. President Coolidge was described as a champion of the middle class and was influenced by a college philosophy professor, Charles Edward Garman. He summed up his professor’s … Continue reading

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Give because others have needs

The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis was founded on this day in 1938. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (a victim of polio himself) established this non-profit organization to combat the epidemic mostly affecting infants and children, resulting in paralysis and death. … Continue reading

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