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Pilgrim Reflections: Thanksgiving indigestion

Nov 30, 2015 9:24pm

“That’s mine! I’ll take it!!”

Those were the words my wife, Debbie, heard last Thursday night—Thanksgiving night—as she stood in line at a local Wal-Mart store to check out. She wasn’t there...

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John Crabtree: Good News for Kids, Farmers, & Small Towns

Oct 13, 2015 8:52am

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) along with Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) have taken the lead in introducing the Farm to...

Pilgrim Reflections: Reunions and Reflections

Oct 06, 2015 4:11pm

In reality, they’re a bittersweet experience.

Class reunions.

Most likely, many of us have attended at least one of these down through the years if we’ve been out of high school and/or...

Jon M. Bailey: Medicaid Mythbuster No. 2: Source and quality of care

Oct 06, 2015 10:01am

A constant complaint about Medicaid is that fewer healthcare providers take patients on public insurance programs, and the resulting quality of care suffers.

The facts, however, tell a...

Pilgrim reflectios: As in Noah’s day

Sep 29, 2015 5:17pm

We shouldn’t be surprised at the current state-of-affairs and others’ response.

Anymore I find myself increasing feeling like a man without a home. The things that were accepted and valued...

Elisha Smith, Center for Rural Affairs: October is Farm to School Month

Sep 29, 2015 8:57am

October is National Farm to School month (#F2SMonth). “Farm to School” refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggies to honey and meat.

The more local...

Pilgrim Reflections: Religion or Relationship?

Sep 22, 2015 10:26am

If there was ever a time, it’s time.

Yes, if there was ever a time when you need to be sure of what you believe concerning salvation, it’s now.More and more folks are rejecting organized...

Jon Bailey: Medicaid Mythbuster No. 1

Sep 22, 2015 8:11am

During debates over expanding Medicaid to uninsured, low-income families, expansion opponents argued it doesn’t provide quality healthcare coverage, and low-income residents would be better off...

Pilgrim Reflections: The big question

Sep 15, 2015 10:39am

Are you ready?

Either you are or you’re not.

This past week we observed the 14th anniversary of the terrorists’ attack on American soil on 9/11. Like me, you may have even watched one...

Pilgrim Reflections: On Conscience and Civil Disobedience

Sep 08, 2015 12:21pm

As Jesus said, “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s” (Matthew 22:21).

Although Jesus was talking about whether or not to pay “tribute money” (taxes) to the...

Traci Bruckner, Center for Rural Affairs: Explanation of crop insurance hidden benefits

Sep 08, 2015 7:24am

During the last farm bill debate we heard Congressional leaders say, farmers don’t get a check, they get a bill for their crop insurance.

While that statement may be true, it’s also true...