100 Issues of Plain Values

Starting in 2012 we have finally arrived at our 100th issue. The magazine itself looks quite a bit different, hopefully for the better. The world we live in looks a bit different as well. We’ve all had to navigate our share of challenges and struggles since 2012. We can look back and reflect on the past nine years, and we can clearly see the hand of God at work in our little magazine-and in the lives of our readers as well.

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