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MIRYAM

By SUSAN PIGOTT Why did they name you Miryam, Bitter Sea? Did they know how bitter life would be eclipsed by your brothers? Little girl keeping watch over Moses’ basket on bloodied Nile waters. Fearless girl, bartering with Pharaoh’s daughter to pay your mother as wet nurse. Prophetess by the Sea of Reeds, leading the women singing and dancing, hand

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WALMART’S BIG GOOF

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury If Walmart can offer the best-ever recipe for turning out world-class lemonade from lemons grown in their own orchard, folks will line up to buy it, whether or not they’re greeted at the store door. The best decision-makers of the nation’s largest private employer must have been absent when the decision was made

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METHODISTS NOT UNITED ON SEX ISSUE

By LORETTA FULTON United Methodists voted Feb. 26 in St. Louis to maintain the current wording in the church’s Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality issues. The denomination’s Council of Bishops, including Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe of the Northwest Texas Annual Conference, voted in May 2018 to support a plan that would have been more inclusive. That plan, and one

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SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE

By NANCY PATRICK Women’s History Month provides a time for everyone to pause and reflect on the value of women in society. Modern women benefit greatly from the dedication, persistence, commitment, and sacrifice of our female predecessors. No longer does the developed world relegate women to the home as wives, mothers, and caregivers. Though many modern women choose to retain

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