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May 21, 2018

President Taft in the Philippine Islands

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Three years ago, I wrote an article which included an excellent review of The Bully Pulpit. I had been fascinated to read the review of the story surrounding the relationship between Presidents Roosevelt and Taft, especially because I had just been going through old family photos from the Philippines. If I had ever known that Taft had been Governor General of the Philippine Islands, I had…  MORE >>

Topics: General

Apr 30, 2018

Family Tree

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Genealogy has an important place in the Bible. Perhaps the best known examples are in the Old Testament with the long lists of who begat whom. (I have copied one from I Chronicles below.) Genealogies provide legitamacy in the Old Testament; there were prophecies about a Messiah descended from King David so in the New Testament (Matthew and Luke), there are two, differing, genealogies of Jesus.…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith, General

Apr 16, 2018

Caring for God's Creation

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

April 22, 1970 was the date of the first Earth Day. Almost 50 years ago! Since then there has been great progress in protecting the environment, but there is so much more that needs to be done, Unfortunately, there is a blatant disregard on the part of the current administration for environmental concerns and a rolling back of many of the safeguards which had been put in place.  Yet…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith, General

Feb 19, 2018

Volunteer to save the world

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Wouldn't it be nice to save the world? You and I know that's not going to happen, but although we can't save the world, we can do some good.

It's Presidents' Day, and there have been presidents who have worked to make the country, and the world, a better place. I think of President Carter who may not have been one of the most powerful or influential presidents, but his moral compass…  MORE >>

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