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A Glimmer of Hope

BY GARY ZIMAK Do you know what it’s like to feel hopeless? I sure do. It’s happened on many occasions, but one incident stands out for me. It took place 22 years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. My wife and I were sitting in…

How to raise pro-life children

The No. 1 question Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, hears from parents and grandparents is: “How do I talk to my kids about abortion?”  It certainly isn’t an easy conversation for adults, but children have a natural love of…

Making back-to-school easier

Summer vacation is coming to a close. As a parent you have the opportunity to instill a positive attitude and a strong work ethic in your child for the upcoming school year.  Ease into the routine Getting into the daily school-year routine…

A Father’s love

I am a father and I love my children. Because of this, I want what’s best for them. But that goes without saying, doesn’t it? Love is, after all, willing the good of another. Growing up, I was blessed to be on the receiving end of this…

The faith of a child

“Let’s go to France,” my fiancée Laurel, said. We were planning our honeymoon and had airline miles donated to us. It was the perfect opportunity to see where she studied abroad and traveled extensively. Yet, symbolic of marriage, we…