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It is your civic duty to vote. No excuse. It is at the very heart of this great nation. I know I get sick and tired of all the politics and wrangling but this is the one time we have […]

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In recent years there has been discussion about a “war on women”. I am not sure what that means. Perhaps it started with a woman’s right over her own body, her right to choose. Or equal pay for equal work, […]

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Back in the 1960s – 19870s there was this “youth revolution”. Young people were questioning authority, rejecting authority…many of these youth we labeled, “hippies”. They  threw over the conventional and traditional to come up with their own “relative” truth. I […]

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A friend recently asked me how I reconcile the vengeful, war-like God of the Old Testament with the meek mild Jesus. That is a question that has come through the ages. On the surface it does look like it is […]

The contrast between evil and good has been in the news and on our front pages this week. It was a thrill to see Dr. Brantley on the news yesterday as he left Emory University Hospital hand in hand with […]

There is a lot of talk about the immigration issue and the situation on our Southern border. But I have not heard anyone mention that having all these unaccompanied children in our border states and beyond is a real dream […]

Well, there certainly has been a dust-up over the release of the American held captive by the Taliban in exchange for 5 Taliban warriors. I am quite sure there is a whole lot more to the story than we will […]

What a glorious day we have today! Perfect Spring day with the sunshine, fresh mown lawns, crystal clean air, warm with a cool breeze. What I need is a hammock. and a few hours to enjoy… But regardless, everything is […]

I am a fan of Frederick Buechner. He has a way with words. He often says the most profound things in a simple way – or has a turn of a phrase that catches my mind off guard and causes […]

It has been exciting to watch the young athletes compete in Russia – against lots of odds they went to compete against the best in the world. They knew the rules when they signed up. They knew what was expected. […]