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A Note on Love and Chic-fil-a

By Jeremy Gulley When the cop arrived at My Father’s House, a homeless shelter in Paola where I volunteer, I was shocked to find out he was there for me. What unfolded afterwards was equally surprising. See, I was negatively profiled this week. On Monday I paid for my gas at the pump at a station [...]

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Wet Hands, Paper Towels, And Votes . . .

By Jeremy Gulley As I stood at in the bathroom of Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City, the urgency of the upcoming election became unavoidably clear to me. This year there are many important issues being discussed by politicians, news writers, and everyone who has the ability to project an opinion: gun control, health-care reform, the [...]

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Staying In the Game

Beth at the end of her first ultra-marathon

By Jeremy Gulley Running is an addiction. For me, however, running is more fun when I worry less about my personal times and focus instead on supporting other people. Don’t get me wrong, I love to train hard and push myself to go longer distances and at faster times, but I think when we do [...]

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Learning A Lesson From History

By Jeremy Gulley As a teacher, I am often humbled by my own assignments. This summer, my Composition II class is spending time at the Miami County Historical Museum. Their assignment is to find something interesting about Miami County and write about it. I asked them to find a new angle if possible, and then [...]

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Take A Risk

By Jeremy Gulley For the last ten years, a friend of mine has been working with his dad on a twin engine plane. They have rebuilt, painted, fixed, and tweaked it, going through ups and downs, good days and bad days, but did it all together. This week, they took it up in the air [...]

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The End of the Journal

By Jeremy Gulley Thomas Merton, the 20th Century philosopher, theologian, and Trappist Monk, wrote that “the beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” He went on to say [...]

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There’s No Way We Can Lose

By Jeremy Gulley As is the case with the subject of many of my last columns, this week I was struck by the comparison of two different and opposing events. Where last week I compared the loud boasting of inconsequential actions by Facebook to the unheralded actions of Nicholas Winton, this week I couldn’t help [...]

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Moving On

By Jeremy Gulley This week I was reminded of a situation where I was wrong. Twelve or so years ago I left a company the wrong way. I had worked at this organization for seven or eight years, and was leaving so that I could make more money and better support my growing family. I [...]

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Do No Harm Is Not Enough

By Jeremy Gulley Facebook went public this week, making a lot of people very wealthy. Their business is worth billions of dollars, and their success has been celebrated very publically this week. Congratulations to them. In contrast to news of Facebook’s amazing success, this week I also stumbled upon the story of Sir Nicholas Winton. [...]

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Otros Lenguajes

By Jeremy Gulley La semana pasada dos personas me dijeron que sólo debemos hablar inglés en Estados Unidos. No estoy de acuerdo. Creo que todos en Estados Unidos deben tratar de hablar inglés porque la mayoría de la gente habla inglés en Estados Unidos y es más fácil vivir aquí si lo hace. Eso no [...]

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