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Is Jesus returning May 21?

No doubt you’ve seen the warnings on billboards alongside freeways announcing that Jesus will return to Earth May 21 for the Rapture. Some of those billboard messages even go so ...

Word to the Wise: New Year gives us new chances

Here we go again, about to wrap up another year. Something similar to Nietzche’s eternal recurrence continues. Augustine put forth the idea that what we call the past and the f ...

A Word to the Wise: What can you do when the world falls apart?

Day to day we live, experiencing the various ups and downs that come our way. We get hyped up about things, thinking that certain events are more momentous than we later realize th ...

A Word to the Wise: Whom do you trust?

The financial news continues to be precarious. Unemployment stays high and even rises. Businesses slow down or even close down. Another thing you don’t hear much about, but that ...

Change happens

Carl Sandburg wrote that “the fog comes on little cat feet.” Change also creeps in as imperceptibly. Have you ever given thought to the things that have quietly disappeared f ...

Turn off your cell phone and read this

Did you read that Hugh Jackman recently was on stage in a theater show and a cell phone went off in the audience? He remained in character and acknowledged the rude ringing, and ...

A bounty in the backyard?

So, do you think spring has finally arrived here in Folsom and El Dorado Hills? I do not mean officially on the calendar — since that happened two months ago — but rather in ...

Local man gets life sentence in child porn, abuse case

A Folsom man and self-proclaimed prophet was recently sentenced to life in prison for what is being called one of the most horrific child sexual abuses cases in the greater Sacrame ...

What God, a little boy and my pastor taught me

I sinned this week. Does that surprise you? Are you wondering what sin I committed? Well, it wasn’t anything scandalous, but it was wrong. Truth be told, I could say “I s ...

Should we ‘beware the ides’ of April?

Today is the day, the deadline for filing your income tax forms. For a perennial procrastinator like me it is usually a day of dread. But we have already filed our returns and re ...