I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group (www.valcort.com).
Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Today is… Mariah Jewell’s birthday. It’s a national celebration! Or should be! Happy birthday Mariah, firstborn, beautiful and kind, bright and witty. Today in history In addition to Mariah’s birth in Evansville, Indiana, on this day … Continue reading →
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Today is… National Oreo Cookie Day. the Oreo cookie has become the best-selling cookie in the United States. The National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) first developed and produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at … Continue reading →
Monday, March 5, 2018 Today is… National Cheese Doodle Day Today in history The Hula-Hoop was patented in 1963 Scripture of the Day 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray … Continue reading →
Today is… National Grammar Day Today in history On March 4, 1966, John Lennon’s inflammatory comment appears, in the London Evening Standard: “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink…We’re more popular than Jesus now.” Scripture of the Day 2 Samuel … Continue reading →
Today is… National Anthem Day commemorating the day our nation adopted “The Star-Spangled Banner” as our National Anthem. Today in history Congress passes the Missouri Compromise Scripture of the Day Ecclesiastes 5:22: Do not be quick with your mouth, do not … Continue reading →
Today is… National Dress in Blue Day Today in history 1807 Congress abolishes the African slave trade Scripture of the Day Philippians 2:3 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. And … Continue reading →
At 9:05 tonight my baby sister, Pamela Jewell Hartung, succumbed to a fast-moving cancer that stripped away her strength, breath and ultimately her physical life. With a final breath of earthly air, she stepped through the portal from this world … Continue reading →
highs & lows observed It is homecoming week at Aurora Christian School, where Diana is a freshman, but their world has been upended by a tragic home going. Two students were in a head-on accident returning from a golf tournament … Continue reading →
Highs and Lows Observed We learn and teach that you should never give up, and that if you fail, pull yourself up and try again. In my life that axiom came up hard against…plumbing. After trying to fix a leak … Continue reading →
Highs and Lows Observed The Las Vegas shooting was such base, mind-blowing, and as yet unexplained, barbarity. Not that there can be an explanation for such horrid evil. What deep sadness. We speak often of God’s love, for good … Continue reading →