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Joseph Walker
Author of ValueSpeak

Joseph Walker's column, ValueSpeak, appears every Thursday.

 

Joseph Walker began his professional writing career in 1980 as a staff writer for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, eventually becoming the newspaper's television and live theater critic. He left professional journalism for 20 years to work in the world of public relations, and is now back at the Deseret News as the newspaper’s faith and religion reporter. Since 1990 Joseph has written a weekly newspaper column called ValueSpeak, which has appeared in more than 200 newspapers nationally. A number of his columns have been published in five different editions of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series. His published books include two column collections – “How Can You Mend a Broken Spleen?” and “Look What Love Has Done!” – as well as the Ben Franklin Award-winning novella, “Christmas on Mill Street.”

 

Joseph and his wife, Anita, have five children and seven grandchildren. They reside in American Fork, Utah.!

 

--- Joseph Walker

 

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Watch for Joseph Walker's newest book:
Christmas on Mill Street

 


 


Joe's second book, "Look What Love Has Done" is now available!






And look for Joseph Walker's first book!

 

 

"How Can You Mend a Broken Spleen? Home Remedies for an Ailing World."

 

It is available on-line through Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

 

"In a series of insightful and humorous vignettes, this book reinforces moral values that all parents want their children to embrace, such as honesty, courage, tolerance, integrity, hard work and loyalty. Writing from the viewpoint of a reasonable, middle class husband and father, Walker provides some welcome perspective in a world that seems to have lost its moral direction." --- as described by Amazon.com

 

You can e-mail Joe at: ValueSpeak@msn.com  


 

 



 

ValueSpeak

The following ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNN IN 2012.

05/24/12 New Graves
05/17/12 Thank God for Fatherhood
05/10/12 Frolicking With Crocs
05/04/12 Look What Love is Still Doing
05/03/12 Doing the Right Thing, Right Now
04/26/12 Boomlettes and Barbie Boots
04/19/12 Broken Valves and Flooded Basements
04/12/12 Night 72
04/05/12 Doing It Right
03/29/12 Easter with Señor Ming
03/22/12 Good Things Disguised as Bad Things
03/15/12 Look Out! It’s Love!
03/08/12 Courage to Match Our Fear
03/01/12 Live Like You're a Mayan

02/23/12

Changing Everything for Love

02/16/12

Celebrate Sameness

02/09/12

Different – And Better

02/02/12

Doing What We Do


 

 



 

ValueSpeak

The following ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNN IN 2011.


 

 



 

ValueSpeak

The following ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNN IN 2010.

12/09/10

GOLD, FRANKINCENSE, AND NUTS

12/10/10

OUT-NICING EACH OTHER AT CHRISTMAS

12/09/10

PEACE... SYMBOLICALLY OR OTHERWISE

12/02/10

FINDING CHRISTMAS

11/18/10

OUR SUBSTITUTE THANKSGIVING DINNER

11/11/10

WHAT IS A PATRIOT?

11/03/10

FACING LIFE WITH OUR PANTS IN PLACE

10/28/10

THE MACHINE AND ME

10/21/10

MIRACLES OF FORGIVENESS

10/14/10

SHARING THE BLAME

10/07/10

HEAT-WAVE HUMANITY

09/30/10

PROTECTING RIGHTS, OR DOING THE RIGHT THING?

09/23/10

TREASURES IN THE SANDBOX

09/16/10

SAMMY AND THE SHOFAR

05/27/10

A FATHER'S LOVE

05/21/10

BEING DAD, AND BEING THERE

05/06/10

CARING, SHARING HEARTS AND HANDS

05/13/10

LITTLE GIRL -- MISSING!

05/06/10

MOTHER'S DAY OUT OF CONTROL

04/29/10

A MILLER WITHOUT A MILL

04/22/10

SAVE THE EARTHLINGS

04/15/10

CONSEQUENCES HAPPEN

04/08/10

HOW DO YOU MEND A BROKEN SPLEEN?

04/01/10

HEROES WITHOUT PEDESTALS

03/25/10

WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD

03/18/10

THE POWER OF LOVE

03/11/10

NOT MY JOB

03/04/10

GETTING ALONG

02/25/10

GOOD TO HELP

02/18/10

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING GRETCHEN

02/12/10

TO CATCH A QUEEN

02/11/10

A SIMPLE SINGULAR DECENCY

02/04/10

GRASSHOPPERS IN THE FAMILY

01/28/10

COURAGEOUS KINDNESS

01/21/10

THANKS FOR THE RIDE


 

 


 

 

ValueSpeak

The following ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNN IN 2009.

12/11/09

A FLASH OF RED

12/10/09

FINDING CHRISTMAS

12/03/09

TIPS FOR WORKING TEENS

11/20/09

ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE, WAR, AND CANDIED YAMS

11/19/09

GIVING THANKS TO GOD

11/12/09

THE BIGGEST LOSER

11/11/09

THE GREATEST GENERATION'S BABIES

11/05/09

RELATIVE REALITY

10/30/09

WHACHAGONNABE?

10/29/09

LITTLE TENT OF HORRORS

10/22/09

CONSEQUENTLY BETTER

10/15/09

OUR BEAT UP OLD PIANO

10/08/09

SOMETHING WORTH LOSING EVERYTHING FOR

09/24/09

SWEATING ON BENDED KNEE

09/29/09

GENTLE BEN

09/24/09

ONE MAN'S MUDDLED MIND

09/17/09

LARGER THAN LIFE

05/21/09

MEMORIES OF MOM

05/14/09

JUST A MOTHER

04/23/09

THE DAY THAT REALLY COUNTS

04/16/09

THE NEW GUY

04/09/09

SEASON OF MIRACLES

04/02/09

LOVE: THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS

03/26/09

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

03/19/09

LOVE: THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS

03/12/09

ACTS OF EVERYDAY HUMAN DECENCY

03/06/09

THE RIGHT THING TO DO

03/05/09

WHAT IF?

02/26/09

NO NEED FOR SKINNING WHEN SHEARING WILL DO

02/19/09

A LITTLE SHOT OF APPRECIATION

02/12/09

WHAT'S IN A CRUSH?

02/05/09

RAINBOWS IN THE SNOW

01/29/09

THE RIGHT TO LIKE IKE -- OR NOT

01/22/09

NATURAL, ORGANIC, 100% WHOLESOME HUGGING


 

 



 

ValueSpeak

The following ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNN IN 2008.

12/11/08

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

12/04/08

BONDING OVER BEEF

11/20/08

PLEASING THE PEOPLE WE LOVE

11/13/08

MOM'S OLD USELESS BIBLE

11/06/08

A PRAYER FOR OUR PRESIDENT

10/31/08

HALLOWEEN: THEOLOGY AND LOGIC

10/30/08

IT'S ALL ABOUT CHARACTER

10/23/08

LIVING OUR VALUES

10/16/08

THE MIRACLE OF THE FLIPPED SWITCHES

10/09/08

EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES

10/02/08

PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO DREAM

09/25/08

EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES

09/18/08

GOOD INTENTIONS AND GREAT BACKGROUND MUSIC

09/11/08

GOLDEN GUY

05/22/08

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF FREEDOM

05/15/08

TRAPPED IN TRUTH

05/08/08

OPENING A WINDOW TO SPRING

05/01/08

NEEDING A NEALA

04/24/08

GETTING BETTER WITH TIME

04/17/08

LET THE EXPERT RUN THE SHOW

04/10/08

DO SOMETHING

04/03/08

THE PRICE OF PROGRESS

03/20/08

STUFF WE'RE GLAD WE KNOW

03/20/08

"FEAR NOT"

03/13/08

PARENTAL ANGELS

03/06/08

ELECTION DAY LOSERS -- AND WINNERS

02/28/08

A GIFT OF SCIENCE AND MATH

02/21/08

THE GOOD LIFE -- OR NOT

02/14/08

BIG LOVE

02/07/08

PRESIDENT'S DAY IN A HUFF

01/31/08

NO PROBLEM

01/24/08

STRIKING BACK AT HOLLYWOOD'S SKEWED LENS

01/17/08

THE FREEWAY SAMARITAN

 

 





ValueSpeak
The following ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNN IN 2007.

12/13/07

THE TWO SIDES OF CHRISTMAS

12/06/07

ESCALATOR ANGEL

11/29/07

HARNESSING THE BEST THAT IS WITHIN YOU

11/16/07

GIVING THANKS TO GOD

11/15/07

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO OPIE

11/08/07

DISAGREEING AGREEABLE

11/01/07

CHICKEN...NO ALA KING

10/26/07

CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER

10/25/07

SAMANTHA AND THE HEADLESS HUGGER

10/18/07

GIVING BLOOD WITH BROTHER DRACULA

10/11/07

HOW'S YOUR "TECHNICAL" TRACK RECORD?

10/04/07

LITTLE TRAIN TANTRUM

09/20/07

PROTECTING ME FROM ME

09/20/07

SILENCE OF THE ERASERS

09/13/07

TEACHING BY THE SWORD

05/24/07

HEROES FOR TODAY

05/17/07

THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST...OR NOT

05/11/07

WHAT ARE DADS FOR?

05/11/07

FATHERHOOD, PLEETHORICALLY SPEAKING

05/11/07

RAINING BACON

05/11/07

JOY TO THE POWER OF JEN

05/10/07

TOUCHING BASS ON COMMON GROUND

05/03/07

STUDENT OF STUFF

04/26/07

RECLAIMING TROUBLED YOUTH

04/19/07

WRESTLING WITH WHY

04/12/07

THE SOUND OF EGO

04/05/07

IN PRAISE OF THE P-WORD

03/29/07

THE PERFECT APRIL FOOL

03/22/07

NO FAVORITES

03/15/07

JOY IN THE MOURNING

03/08/07

SAVING DAYLIGHT...IN SPITE OF OURSELVES

03/01/07

YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS MULLET

02/22/07

DIGNITY, NO MATTER WHAT

02/15/07

A LIFE WORTH CELEBRATING

02/08/07

JUST A TEACHER

02/01/07

DODGING THE DUM-DUMS IN LIFE'S SOUNDTRACK

01/25/07

SUPER SUNDAY

01/18/07

PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO PRAY



 

 

 



 

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The following
ValueSpeak articles have appeared in
SFPNN IN 2006. 

12/14/06

THE STILL SMALL VOICE OF CHRISTMAS

12/07/06

SIX YEARS TO A NEW IMPROVED ME

12/07/06

A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE — TOGETHER

11/30/06

PEACE IN THE BACK SEAT

11/16/06

THE GIFT OF THANKSGIVING

11/08/06

ELECTED BY A HAIR

11/02/06

I'M GOOD

10/26/06

LITTLE BATHROOM OF HORRORS

10/19/06

THE TREASURE IN THE BOX

10/12/06

THE GEEZER IN THE GLASS

10/06/06

ENACT A NO JERK POLICY

10/05/06

PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN

09/28/06

A FEW LESS THUNDER LIZARDS

09/21/06

SNACKS ON A PLANE

09/14/06

RUNNING 180s IN A 220 WORLD

09/01/06

IT TAKES ALL KINDS

05/26/06

READY TO REMEMBER

05/25/06

WHEN "NO" IS ACTUALLY "YES"

05/19/06

THE RECORD THAT REALLY MATTERS

05/18/06

PUTTING SELECTED INTEGRITY ON HOLD

05/11/06

MOTHER OF THE HOME

05/04/06

OVERLY GENERALLY UCKY

04/27/06

A DIFFERENT TIME IN A DIFFERENT WORLD

04/13/06

SOMEONE TO TAKE THE BLAME

03/30/06

LEADING WITH COMPASSION

03/09/06

INSIDE LOOKING IN

03/16/06

PROVERBIALLY IRISH

03/09/06

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED

03/02/06

THE MIRACLE OF CHANGE

02/09/06

MARKED BY GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

02/16/06

A WONDER AND A MYSTERY

02/09/06

DO IT RIGHT

02/02/06

A NEW HEART FOR TAYLOR

01/26/06

THE WIZARD OF FLAWS

01/20/06

REALIZE LIFE... NOW!

01/19/06

THERE'S ALSO ROOM FOR LIFE-SIZE HEROES

01/12/06

THE YEAR OF RENEWED RELATIONSHIPS


 

 

 

ValueSpeak

The following ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNN IN 2005.

12/16/05

CHRISTMAS SUNDAY

12/15/05

SLEEPING ON CHRISTMAS EVE

12/08/05

A LESSON IN HONESTY

12/02/05

BACTERIA BUSTER

12/01/05

HEY, JUDE

11/17/05

WISDOM WITH A GOLD STAR

11/11/05

WILLING TO SERVE

11/10/05

REDUCING GAS PAINS

11/03/05

CURSES! OPERATOR ERROR AGAIN!

10/27/05

WORLD SERIES IN YOUR EAR

10/20/05

WHEN BIGOTRY POSES AS PATRIOTISM

10/13/05

HEALING THE SOUL

10/06/05

THE MIRACLE OF THE QUESADILLAS

09/22/05

NO WHERE ELSE TO GO

09/15/05

SOMETHING LIKE THAT

05/27/05

STAND UP FOR THE FOURTH

05/27/05

MASON JAR LILACS

05/26/05

DR. SHONI: WHY NOT?

05/20/05

FATHERS WITH A DIFFERENCE

05/19/05

DENTAL GESTAPO

05/12/05

A MATTER OF OPINION

05/10/05

ONE APPLE AT A TIME

05/06/05

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

05/05/05

KNOWING WHO TO TRUST

04/28/05

DAVID AND GO-LIETH

04/21/05

ELIZABETH AND THE PRESCHOOL PARAMOURS

04/19/05

REJECTING REJECTION

04/14/05

AT MY AGE

04/07/05

GOODNESS AFORETHOUGHT

03/31/05

APRIL FOOLS!

03/24/05

EASTER IN COMMON

03/17/05

MEAT AND LEAVES BOILED

03/10/05

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF ADOLESCENTS

03/03/05

NUTS TO SELF-CONTROL!

02/24/05

THE GREAT DIET RACE

02/17/05

CONVENIENCE STORE KINDNESS

02/10/05

AN IDEA FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

02/03/05

LONG LINES OF COURAGE

01/27/05

PUTTING JOHNNY TO BED

01/20/05

"THAT FEELS GOOD!"

01/13/05

THE YEAR OF DANGEROUS LIVING


 

 

ValueSpeak

The following ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNN IN 2004.

12/16/04

PEACE ON EARTH?

12/09/04

THE ALLURE OF "RIGHT NOW"

12/02/04

OVER THE WALL

11/24/04

MISSING THANKSGIVING

11/18/04

Trading Places

11/11/04

KNOWN BUT TO GOD

11/04/04

FREE TO LOSE

10/29/04

ELECTION DAY: TRICK OR TREAT?

10/29/04

WHAT'S IN A HOLE?

10/21/04

THE MIRACLE OF CHANGE

10/14/04

DOING WHAT YOU HAVE TO

10/13/04

SUPER GUY

10/07/04

NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN:
IN HONOR OF BERNARD SANFORD WALKER, SR., 1910-2004

09/30/04

KNIGHTS IN DINGY ARMOR

09/23/04

TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY

05/20/04

LITTLE TUBA BOY

05/13/04

IN PRAISE OF FULL-TIME HOMEMAKERS

05/06/04

WHAT'S IN A RATING?

04/29/04

MY CONTROLLING NATURE

04/22/04

GOING TO THE PROM

04/15/04

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT

04/08/04

ESPECIALLY AT EASTER

04/01/04

MARCH MADNESS

03/25/04

ANITA’S LLADRÓ

03/18/04

WEARIN' O' THE GREEN -- AND BLACK AND BLUE

03/11/04

ISLAND LIVING ROOM

03/04/04

DON'T ASK

02/26/04

JUDGED BY A WHISKER

02/19/04

UPSIDE DOWN AND RIGHTSIDE UP

02/13/04

LOOK WHAT LOVE HAS DONE!

02/12/04

MATRICIDE AT THE RUSTIC RINK

02/05/04

MEMORABLY OUTRAGEOUS?

01/29/04

PLASTIC FEAR FACTOR

01/22/04

UNFAIRNESS HAPPENS

01/15/04

FREEWAY SAMARITAN

01/08/04

NOT JUST HOPE

 

 

 

 

ValueSpeak

The following ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNN IN 2003.

12/18/03

GATEWAY TO NEIGHBORLINESS

12/16/03

A FRIEND LIKE BEN

12/11/03

REDISCOVERED HERO

12/04/03

THE UNNAMED HOLIDAY

11/28/03

TRADITIONS MADE TO BE BROKEN

11/20/03

THE DAY THE CARING STARTED

10/13/03

A BIG FAN

11/06/03

THIS TOO SHALL PASS

10/30/03

CONTROLLED BURN

10/30/03

SPITTING IN BETTE DAVIS' EYES

10/23/03

BORN AGAIN DRIVER

10/16/03

LET THEM EAT QUICHE

10/09/03

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

10/02/03

DOING GOOD WORK

09/25/03

FUMBLED TEACHING MOMENT

09/19/03

TOGETHER WITH FATHER

09/18/03

DON'T TOUCH!

09/11/03

THERE'S ALWAYS HOPE

09/05/03

FLYING THE FRIENDLY SKIES

09/04/03

BACK TO COOL PANTS

08/28/03

REALLY, TRULY

06/05/03

PLEASE DON'T KILL THE REF

05/29/03

CARING AND THE CLASS OF '73

05/22/03

HIGH SCHOOL EXIT

05/15/03

ESPECIALLY ON A MONDAY

05/08/03

NOT MY MOTHER

05/01/03

GOD SENT ME

04/24/03

CHILDREN WHO AREN'T CHILDREN

04/18/03

SEÑOR MING

04/17/03

FREE THROW FUNDAMENTALS

04/11/03

TO A BOY

04/10/03

THE THING ABOUT HEROES

04/03/03

BLIND AND TOOTHLESS?

03/27/03

HERE'S HOPING...

03/06/03

LEARNING AT 100 MPH

02/27/03

GOOD ENOUGH TO QUIT?

02/20/03

PREPARING FOR... WHATEVER

02/13/03

VALENTINE HEARTS AND HIPPOS

02/06/03

TV vs THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

01/30/03

KNOWING WHEN TO HOLD 'EM

01/23/03

GRATITUDE FIRST

01/16/03

IMPULSIVE KINDNESS

01/09/03

HERE'S TO 2003


 

 

 

ValueSpeak

The following ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNNin 2002.

 

12/19/02

 

A CHRISTMAS WISH LIST FOR YOU

12/12/02

 

SAVED BY AN IDIOT

12/05/02

 

SAYING THANKS FOR THINGS WE DON'T HAVE

11/21/02

 

LEARN FOR A LIFETIME

10/14/02

 

DOING GOOD

11/07/02

 

SUDDENLY GLORIOUS

10/31/02

 

TO SPANK OR NOT TO SPANK

10/24/02

 

PUMPKIN PICCASO

10/17/02

 

HELP FOR THE HELPLESS

10/10/02

 

RUSSIANS IN MY BACK YARD

10/03/02

 

INTELLECTUAL SCAVENGERS

09/26/02

 

THE KING OF STRIKES

09/19/02

 

WE ARE CIVILIZED!

08/29/02

 

TECHNOLOGICAL PEACEMAKERS

08/22/02

 

A PARADOX NAMED JOE

08/15/02

 

REUNITED WITH A GREAT-NIECE
--AND A GREAT NIECE

08/08/02

 

THANK HEAVENS FOR "MEAN" PARENTS

08/01/02

 

IN PURSUIT OF A DREAM

07/25/02

 

ONE NATION UNDER GOD?

07/18/02

 

TAKING STOCK

07/11/02

 

LESSON LEARNED

06/27/02

 

A FIDDLER IN THE FAMILY

06/20/02

 

GREATER LOVE

06/13/02

 

FATHERHOOD TO THE TENTH POWER

06/06/02

 

TURKEY TELEVISION

05/30/02

 

THE GOOD LIFE

05/23/02

 

COMPASSIONATE LIVING

05/16/02

 

DUNK NOT

05/09/02

 

MADE TO BE A MOTHER

05/02/02

 

FATHER OF THE BRIDE II

04/25/02

 

ME THREE

04/18/02

 

CONFESSIONS OF A SMOOTHIE

04/11/02

 

DUNKING MIKE

04/04/02

 

DON'T SING,DADDY!

03/28/02

 

THE EASTER OF THE LAVENDER HAT

03/21/02

 

FEAR OF FLYING

03/14/02

 

PARENTAL BLOOPER

03/07/02

 

THE CASE OF THE PRE-TEEN PROGRAMMER

02/28/02

 

THE PATRIOTS BEHIND THE PRESIDENTS

02/21/02

 

JUDGING THE JUDGES

02/14/02

 

THE POWER OF LOVE

02/07/02

 

NOT THE OFFICIAL OLYMPIC COLUMN

01/31/02

 

SUPER SUNDAY

01/24/02

 

THREE BOYS, THREE SHOVELS AND PEER PRESSURE

01/17/02

 

BAD DAYS TURNED GOOD

01/10/02

 

GOD'S BABIES

01/03/02

 

HAPPY NEW YOU!

 

 

 


ValueSpeak

The following ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNN IN 2001.

12/20/01

 

CLOCKWORK CHRISTMAS ORANGE

12/13/01

 

SNIFFLING INDEFATIGABLY

12/06/01

 

PEACE ON EARTH?

11/29/01

 

DEER-MITZVAH

11/15/01

 

BASKETBALL AND CANDIED YAMS

11/08/01

 

THANK YOU, VETERANS

11/01/01

 

TAKING A STAND

10/25/01

 

BE A HERO

10/18/01

 

WORKING DAD

10/11/01

 

MOMENTARILY GROUNDED EAGLE

10/04/01

 

BURNED THROUGH THE FOG

09/27/01

 

BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN

09/20/01

 

WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!

09/13/01

 

COPING WITH CRISIS

09/06/01

 

TOO MUCH HEAVEN?

08/30/01

 

A TIP OF THE HAT TO INNOCENCE

08/23/01

 

JUST ANOTHER CRITIC

08/16/01

 

THE PERSPECTIVE OF EXPERIENCE

08/09/01

 

HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN SPLEEN?

08/02/01

 

WHEN ZUCCHINI HAPPENS

07/26/01

 

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

07/19/01

 

MAINTAINING BALANCE ON A WORLD SPINNING FASTER

07/12/01

 

ACCIDENTAL BLACK EYE

07/05/01

 

A FLAMING FOURTH

06/28/01

 

UNITED WE STAND

06/21/01

 

FATHER TO SON

06/14/01

 

ONE LESS WIMP

06/07/01

 

LEARNING THE LESSON - THE HARD WAY

05/31/01

 

LOSING IT

05/24/01

 

MEMORIAL DAY MEMORIES

05/17/01

 

SEQUENCE OF DENIAL

05/10/01

 

MOTHER'S DAY WITH EVERYMOM

05/03/01

 

SKID MARKS ON PAVEMENT

04/26/01

 

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF ADDICTION

04/19/01

 

THE POWER OF BELIEVING

04/05/01

 

BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW

03/29/01

 

A MILLER WITHOUT A MILL

03/22/01

 

IS INTEGRITY RELATIVE?

03/15/01

 

NOW YOU KNOW

03/08/01

 

BEARING ONE ANOTHER'S BURDENS

03/01/01

 

HOLDING HANDS WITH ELIZABETH

02/22/01

 

THE RIGHT TO LIKE IKE - OR NOT

02/15/01

 

TO CATCH A QUEEN

02/08/01

 

PROSPERITY, HONESTLY EARNED

02/01/01

 

MIRACLES OF FORGIVENESS

01/25/01

 

FINDING THE BLESSING IN THE CURSE

01/18/01

 

WHEN THE RIGHT THING TURNS OUT WRONG

01/11/01

 

LEAD US NOT INTO "TEMPTATION"

01/04/01

 

LETTING 2001 KNOW WHO'S BOSS


  



 



ValueSpeak

The following ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNN IN 2000.

12/21/00

 

LOVE SQUARED

12/14/00

 

PUMP UP THE NOISE

12/07/00

 

SOMEONE ELSE'S CHRISTMAS

11/30/00

 

PRAYER IS THE ANSWER

11/23/00

 

PLEASING THE PEOPLE WE LOVE

11/16/00

 

RANDOM ACTS OF CURMUDGEON-NESS

11/09/00

 

THE MAN IN THE NAVY UNIFORM

11/02/00

 

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

10/26/00

 

THE MAN WHO HATES HALLOWEEN

10/19/00

 

I WON'T GIVE UP ON HIM

10/12/00

 

IT'S ALL ABOUT CHARACTER

10/05/00

 

THE MAN ON THE STREET

09/28/00

 

REACTIONS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

09/14/00

 

A LITTLE SHOT OF APPRECIATION

09/07/00

 

LITTLE BATHROOM OF HORRORS

08/31/00

 

BUILDING BRIDGES OF UNDERSTANDING AND TRUST

08/24/00

 

MARRIAGE II: THE SEQUEL

08/17/00

 

THEMES FROM A MARRIAGE

08/10/00

 

BLESSED ARE THE GEEKS

08/03/00

 

NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN

07/27/00

 

IN THE LINE OF DUTY

07/20/00

 

MOVING FORWARD BY LOOKING BACK

07/13/00

 

COURAGE TO MATCH OUR FEAR

07/06/00

 

DID EARL HAVE TO DIE?

06/29/00

 

KEEP A-GOIN'

06/22/00

 

PERSONALLY PROFESSIONAL

06/15/00

 

MY SELFISH FATHER'S DAY PRESENT

06/08/00

 

A TEACHER'S INFLUENCE

06/01/00

 

WHO'S IN CHARGE HERE?

05/25/00

 

A TEACHER'S INFLUENCE

05/18/00

 

RELATIVE REALITY

05/11/00

 

LOVE AND STUFF

05/04/00

 

THE DANDELION KING

04/27/00

 

FAITH IS NOT FOR WIMPS

04/20/00

 

THE LAST EASTER BASKET HUNT

04/12/00

 

PLANNING TO CHANGE PLANS

04/05/00

 

THEORETICALLY COPING

03/29/00

 

FORGIVENESS FEELS FINE

03/22/00

 

MARCH MADNESS

03/17/00

 

THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PEACOCK

03/08/00

 

DO IT RIGHT!

03/01/00

 

FOLLICULARIZATION AND SIDEBURN THEOLOGY

02/23/00

 

FROLICKING WITH CROCS

02/16/00

 

PARCELS OF IMPERFECTION

02/09/00

 

PRACTICING PACIFIST

02/02/00

 

OVERLY GENERALLY UCKY

01/26/00

 

CHICKEN SALAD FOR THE PROCRASTINATOR'S SOUL

01/19/00

 

REAL WORLD LIFELINES

01/12/00

 

THE FREEWAY SAMARITAN

01/05/00

 

"I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LIE."

 

 

 


ValueSpeak

The following 1999 ValueSpeak articles have appeared in SFPNN.

12/29/99

 

BECKY'S GRANDPA

12/22/99

 

REDEEMING THE CHRISTMAS VILLAIN

12/15/99

 

THE MAN WHO DOESN'T LIKE CAROLING

12/08/99

 

PULLING TOGETHER TO RESCUE A FALLEN ANGEL

12/01/99

 

JUDGING IN THE REAL "PEOPLE'S COURT"

12/01/99

 

OUR SUBSTITUTE THANKSGIVING DINNER

11/24/99

 

ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE, WAR & CANDIED YAMS

11/24/99

 

THE GIFT OF THANKSGIVING

11/17/99

 

MOM'S OLD, USELESS BIBLE

11/10/99

 

BATTLING FOR HEARTS AND SOULS

11/03/99

 

BEAUTY ISN'T PRETTY

10/27/99

 

WHACHAGONNABE?

10/20/99

 

MAKING ETHEL SMILE

10/13/99

 

COO-COO-CA-CHOO, MRS. GREEN

10/06/99

 

A DAY TO CELEBRATE SMALLER-THAN-LIFE HEROES

09/29/99

 

STUFF WE'RE GLAD WE KNOW

09/22/99

 

EQUALITY AND THE TRIPLE-DIPPERS

09/15/99

 

GOLDEN GUY

09/08/99

 

NO APOLOGIES NECESSARY

09/01/99

 

THE PRIVILEGE AND BLESSING OF WORK

08/25/99

 

TREASURES IN THE SANDBOX

08/18/99

 

EXPLAINING THE INEXPLICABLE

08/11/99

 

BORN-AGAIN BEEF-EATER

08/04/99

 

THE PRECIOUS PRINCIPLE OF HOPE

07/28/99

 

THE MOST SACRED PLACE ON EARTH

07/21/99

 

IN SEARCH OF THE LOST

07/14/99

 

CHOOSING BETWEEN CHERISHED VIRTUES

07/07/99

 

THE DAY THAT REALLY COUNTS

06/30/99

 

WHAT IS A PATRIOT?

06/23/99

 

TIPS FOR WORKING TEENS

06/16/99

 

WHAT ARE DADS FOR?

06/09/99

 

THE `THING' ABOUT SOFT ANSWERS

06/02/99

 

APPREHENSIVE EXALTATION

05/26/99

 

THE BOX OFFICE OF LIFE

05/19/99

 

LORD OF THE DANDELIONS

05/12/99

 

THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

05/05/99

 

A MOM BY ANY OTHER NAME

04/28/99

 

PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN

04/21/99

 

TRAPPED IN TRUTH

04/14/99

 

INSTANT INSIGHT ON A BAD HEAR DAY

04/07/99

 

DUEL ON HIGHWAY 91

03/31/99

 

CARING, SHARING HEARTS AND HANDS

03/24/99

 

THE PRICE OF PROGRESS

03/17/99

 

THE REAL SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

03/10/99

 

THE TREASURE IN THE BOX

03/03/99

 

"SHE NEVER SAW THE CAKE"

02/24/99

 

WHOSE PLAN IS IT ANYWAY?

02/17/99

 

BABY BOOMLETTES IN BARBIE BOOTS

02/10/99

 

A VALENTINE FOR GRANDMA

02/03/99

 

MORE THAN A PIECE OF PAPER

01/21/99

 

NATURAL, ORGANIC, 100 PERCENT WHOLESOME HUGGING

01/14/99

 

THE LAW OF LIFE