Author Archives: Marty & Stephanie

Christmas Memories

Christmas Was Magic — Stephanie When I was a small child, my parents would put up the tree Christmas Eve and hang the stockings. So when I went to bed, everything was empty and barren. Coming down the stairs Christmas … Continue reading

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Wayne Ford invites you

MINORITY IMPACT STATEMENT LEGISLATION 101 ROUNDTABLE Friday, January 10, 2020 In 2008 Iowa became the first state in America to pass the Minority Impact Statement Legislation.  The internationally known Sentencing Project based in Washington, DC had concluded in their research … Continue reading

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Living by the river

Yes, it’s January.  Nonetheless, it’s a good time to get out and walk, especially if you live by the river, like we do.  Yesterday, January 6th, we saw 15 eagles on a two-mile stretch of the Des Moines River. Beginning … Continue reading

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“Thank you, sir”

Vail is a small community in west-central Iowa. It’s also a ski resort in Colorado. But I grew up in the Iowa version. One thing both communities have in common is a swimming pool. However, Vail, Colorado has ten times … Continue reading

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Bill

He didn’t use his biblical mastery to pummel unbelievers. He simply lived the example. Continue reading

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A Different Angle on the Death Penalty

My name is Jesse Brown, and I am serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. Continue reading

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