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We are like jewels

Several years ago in a mine in Africa the most magnificent diamond in the history of the world was discovered. It was given to the king of England to shine on his crown. The king sent the diamond to Amsterdam…

Thirst

There was once a man who was traveling across the ocean and his boat sank, leaving him adrift for several days before he was miraculously found by a fishing boat. Recovering from his bad condition, he told them the worst…

Egg shell

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emmanuel “I hate you, Alicia!” shouted Tom. “Never again will you come in my room! You’re a thief!” “What, what did you say?” asked his grandfather, who was coming down the hall.…

Give without expecting

Jonas Salk received a medical degree from the College of Medicine of New York University. Upon graduation he was given an assignment at the Research Laboratory of Viruses at the University of Pittsburgh. He was asked by the military to…

Far right should form own party

To the editor, The “silly season,” i.e. the election cycle, is here again. We are bombarded with political ads, charges and counter charges claiming one thing or another, and are inundated with political mailings. Since most of this in the…

The greatest of gifts

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Iglesia El Camino Ted Turner, a successful TV businessman, asked his good friend Vartan Gregorian, the president of Carnegie Corporation a challenging question, “You are a great fundraiser. What is the greatest gift…

Supporting new farmers and ranchers

Guest Comment by U.S. Senator Mike Crapo The USDA found that a mere 6 percent of principal farm operators are under 35 years old, and the average age of principal farm operators has risen 1.2 years since 2007 to 58.3…

That’s life

by Adrian & Ana Ruiz Pastors of Templo Emmanuel One of these days you will lose patience and yell at your children, “when are you going to grow up and stop acting like children!” The truth is, soon they will…