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By Don Mohler July 27, 1979 in comic strips all across America, Charlie Brown lay gravely ill in his hospital bed. The situation is so grim that Charlie’s long-time nemesis Lucille van Pelt looks to the heavens and makes that proverbial deal with the Creator: God, if you will let Charlie get well, I promise…Read More
By Don Mohler Note: This blog was originally published on June 15, 2019. “Thanks mom.” Yep, that’s right. Thanks mom. I know it’s Father’s Day, but sorry dads. No matter how many games of catch you played, no matter how many fishing lines you untangled, or how many tears you wiped away with ice cream,…Read More
By Don Mohler In less than six months, voters in the United States of America will decide the future of our nation. And make no mistake, the verdict will tell us quite a bit about who we are and where we are heading as a country. And here’s the bad news: it’s going to be…Read More
Note: Dr. Jennifer Lynch stopped by the Front Porch to share the following letter she wrote to her daughter who is scheduled to graduate from high school later this spring. By Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D. Dear Ellie, Unfortunately, you and your friends will not get to decorate the tops of your graduation caps. You won’t have…Read More
So fighting a worldwide pandemic has now become just another partisan issue to be debated endlessly on cable news. Science used to matter. Today? Not so much. Are you on Team Fauci or Team Trump? In time of a national crisis, unfortunately we pick our mascots and head to the battlefield But these disagreements are…Read More
By Don Mohler On February 11, 2020 Joe Biden didn’t even stick around for the results to come on the day of the New Hampshire primary. He knew they were going to be dismal, and dismal they were. Later that night, Biden finished a distant fifth with barely 8% of the vote. Uncle Joe was…Read More
By Don Mohler Let’s be crystal clear: the final verdict on Donald J. Trump will not be delivered until November 3, 2020. There will be no real trial and no conviction in the Senate. Democrats would be better served to focus on getting out the vote, putting an end to their own childlike bickering, and…Read More
By Don Mohler Dear Santa, Okay Big Guy step away from the work bench and give the elves 15 minutes to grab a hot chocolate. We need to talk. Sure we’ve made eye contact a few times over the past 40 years when you’ve listened intently to my children and grandchildren with wonder in…Read More
At this special time of the year, I am pleased to welcome a well-known keynote speaker, behavioral transformation consultant, communications accelerator and a licensed mental health counselor as guest contributor to the Front Porch. This outstanding professional happens to be my sister from Jacksonville, Florida. I hope she will stop by on a regular basis.…Read More
By Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D. I was born and raised in a small town. My grandparents and their friends helped build my community. Their children and their children’s children have all called this place home. But it is more than my home. It is my storybook, my fairy tale. When I was young, I didn’t know…Read More
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