Category Archives: History

The Great Uprising: How a Powder Revolutionized Baking By Ben Panko

Before baking powder hit the scene in 1856, making cake was not a piece of cake Today, if you need to make a last-minute birthday cake, you can grab a box of Betty Crocker cake mix, whisk it with some … Continue reading

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Mary Slessor’s Providential Preparation for Missionary Service by Vance Christie ⋅

Mary Slessor (1848-1915) was one of the most celebrated Christian missionaries of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. For thirty-eight years she carried the Gospel to savage, degraded tribes in the dense forests of Calabar (southern Nigeria), West Africa, … Continue reading

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7 Jane Austen Quotes To Live By By Sarah Cool

Known for her wit and wisdom, Jane Austen was never at a loss for words on writing, nor were her characters at a loss for their follies and humor. If you’ve never read Jane Austen – and there are undoubtedly … Continue reading

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A Stack of Books for the Season: Summer Reading List for 2017

With the arrival of warm weather, most of us are able to turn to a stack of books that had to wait for summer. The following is my list of ten recommended books for summer reading. This list must be … Continue reading

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Landing at Normandy: The 5 Beaches of D-Day

  Early in the morning on June 6, 1944, about 156,000 Allied soldiers stormed a handful of beaches along the coast of Normandy, France. Although choppy seas and heavy German resistance prevented them from fully meeting their objectives that day, … Continue reading

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A Public Service By Thomas Sowell

Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. The New York Times can be credited — if that is the word … Continue reading

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Mary And Her Little Lamb

The childhood nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” is familiar to all, but did you know it’s based on a real Mary and a real lamb and a real incident that took place at school? The real Mary, Mary … Continue reading

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