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 By Jan White    Columns    January 15, 2013

Quadriplegic finds meaning in life despite handicap

Forty-five years ago, a teenager named Joni Eareckson dove into the shallow water of Chesapeake Bay. In seconds, her life changed from athletic to quadriplegic. She was paralyzed from her shoulders down, due to a broken neck. There’s no way...

 
 By Jan White    News    August 31, 2012

Quadriplegic finds meaning in life despite handicap

Forty-five years ago, a teenager named Joni Eareckson dove into the shallow water of Chesapeake Bay. In seconds, her life changed from athletic to quadriplegic. She was paralyzed from her shoulders down, due to a broken neck. There’s no way...

 
 By Jan White    Columns    August 7, 2012

Olympian finished his race and won the ultimate prize

The 2012 Summer Olympics has begun in London, England. It was expected that four billion people worldwide will watch some of the Games of the 30th Olympiad. According to the official Olympic website (www.London2012.com), some 10,500 Olympic athletes...

 
 By Jan White    Columns    July 24, 2012

In God we still trust

“In God We Trust” – these four words are engraved on the wall of the U.S. House of Representatives and above the south door of the Senate Chambers, as well as our coins and currency.```` Our national motto, “In God We...

 
 By Jan White    Columns    March 20, 2012

Family surprised by presidential visit

There’s a heart-warming story told about how President Dwight Eisenhower surprised a family while he was vacationing in Denver. A newspaper reporter had written an article in the form of a letter to the President to tell him about a little boy...

 
 By Jan White    Columns    June 7, 2011

Have you ever had a “come to Jesus” meeting?

Recently, a friend commented to me that she had a “come to Jesus meeting” and then she shared what had happened in her life. Hearing the words “come to Jesus meeting” made me wonder about the origin and meaning of the...

 
 By Jan White    Columns    April 25, 2011

Have you lost your smile?

Last week I lost my smile. It happened rather suddenly on Monday afternoon. But I didn’t realize it until I looked in a mirror and noticed the right corner of my mouth was turned down. I tried to smile, but my mouth would not cooperate. Within...

 
 By Jan White    News    February 22, 2010

Every life can impact many others

The U.S. Post Office issues commemorative stamps every year which I collect because I’m a philatelist. Commemorative stamps, unlike the stamps of the American flag that we use most often, honor or commemorate a significant event or famous person....