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Noblesse Oblige

The other day, I watched one of favorite old movies, the original 1944 version of The Canterville Ghost. It takes place in England during World War II and stars Charles Laughton, Robert Young, and a very young Margaret O’Brien.  Margaret was so endearing and spoke so beautifully as a child. In the film, the phrase “noblesse oblige” arises... >Full Story

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The Way to Rejoicing

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5 Ways to Care for Others

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