Archive for June 2019

POLITICS & politicians

I think it is safe to say that in our current environment most people do not like politics or politicians. Unfortunately both are necessary in some form because if there were no leaders the world would be filled with chaos. In order for people to live amongst each other they must do so in an…

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The Race Card

As a baby boomer born in the south I hesitate to speak publicly about this subject because it is very sensitive. Most people do not know how to have a decent conversation about race relationships and would rather not talk about it. Obviously in the era of Trump the conversation is unavoidable. Bigotry is the…

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Spec of Sawdust

I don’t know about you but I find myself being critical of others perhaps more than I should. When people don’t do things the way I think it should be done, or act the way I think they should act, or even think they way I do about things, I find myself either openly or…

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Growing Pains

On a certain day of a certain month in a certain year a beautiful girl was born. She was so special in the eyes of God and her family. God had given her some of His best attributes in hope that one day she would learn to use them to glorify Him. As she grew…

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JOY… Hallelujah!

In this current tribal atmosphere that we are experiencing there are very few positive things to get excited about. We are going through a stage of negativity where it appears to be dark clouds looming over us, blocking out joy and happiness. If you have taken an occasional airline flight you might have witnessed times…

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Mentoring our Youth

I was fortunate to work at an at-risk neighborhood high school where you can see how great the need is for helping our children, especially minority males. There are other forces dominating their lives that were initially caused by many of the pitfalls in our society. The disparity between the rich and poor along with…

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Triumph over Trump

Rarely should anyone speak negatively about a duly selected leader of a nation because God allowed this person to sit in such a high position ruling over so many of His people. There is a similar story in the book of 1Samual when children of Israel wanted to have a worldly king to rule over…

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Take the First Step

On a Saturday mid-afternoon as I was returning home from a dental appointment I noticed a strange man walking through my neighborhood. At first I thought little of the situation because the man appeared to be well dressed so there was nothing to sound off an alarm. As he passed by me with a piece…

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To be’lieve or not to be’lieve

If I may borrow from William Shakespeare, when it comes down to it, belief in God is a choice. We are free to believe in Him or not. Before getting into the pros and cons regarding our choices, perhaps we need to realize who God is. This is not my opinion but a belief that…

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America’s Presidents

From 1789 to date, in a total of 230 years America has chosen forty-five presidents. Each of them was charged with leading our nation and therefore was our duly elected leader whether we agreed with them or not. Libraries and history books are filled with their achievements as well as their failures. America’s Presidents will…

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