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Blessings, serving and staying off the rollercoaster | Mark’s Remarks

Once in a while, we get the chance to serve with a mission opportunity close to home. We go to a local spot where...

Soft Targets | Planet Ryan

Two weeks ago, 24-year-old Mohammad Abulazeez, armed with heavy weaponry, fired at least 50 shots into a military recruiting center and Naval Reserve center...

The Rundown | Planet Ryan

Since presidential politics are dominating the headlines and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, I thought I'd present my personal thoughts...

The Last Three Letters of Christmas | Mark’s Remarks

This is my final column in a series I’ve been writing based on Hank Hanegraaff’s book called “The Heart of Christmas.” As I’ve said...

National Hash-It-Out Day

Did you ever see the movie “The Prince of Tides?” As part of a therapy session, a gentleman recounts a terrible incident in his childhood. ...

Veterans Corner | Rick Schilling

Illinois Joining Forces is a joint Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Department of Military Affairs effort designed to better serve veterans, service members and...

Mysterious happenings and Charlie Brown | Mark’s Remarks

Long ago, I taught third grade in a dingy, smelly room with faded, dreamsicle orange paint on the walls.  For an accent color, the...

Christmas Shopping in 1979 | Mark’s Remarks

I was almost always busy throughout the summer and well into fall. As long as there was grass to mow and leaves to rake,...

Chicago Style | Planet Ryan

Last week, after the Chicago Police Department released long-awaited dash cam footage of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot multiple times by a Chicago police...

Who You Know | Planet Ryan

This life is something else, isn't it? As you go about your daily routine, whether it's working or enjoying retirement or whatever it is...

Memorials | Mark’s Remarks

My hometown has had a bit of drama lately.  I’ve been keeping up with the news through my hometown paper. There is a very nice,...

The ‘what’s important’ age | Mark’s Remarks

You tend to do a lot of reflecting as you approach milestones. My age group is moving toward retirement, grandparenthood, and various stages of...
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