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It is amazing when you step away – so much changes so quickly. I turned off my cable. I don’t get the newspaper. I feel cut off from news…but I had become so immersed in it that I felt the […]

Mercy. It’s a word we all know and use. But what does it mean? I am to speak on that subject in February so I have been thinking a lot about it. Perhaps the most-often used definition is that it […]

I have been away for a couple of weeks due to back surgery. After some snags, I am on the way to healing. It’s been harder than I imagined and I hope to make up for lost time. Before I […]

As Americans, we value, celebrate our independence. I know I certainly do. I am proud to be an American. We are an exceptional country – in all of history. I know it’s not very PC to say these days… I’m […]

There has been so much going on that I lose track of the time! We have watched the two political parties nominate their candidates…that could have been all-consuming if you let it and if the networks had their way. Mercy! […]

I watched the television coverage of the carnage in Nice after that man plunged his big rig down a street crowded with people – men, women and children, of multiple ethnicities and nationalities – all celebrating the French independence day, […]

Anger begets anger. Surely we have witnessed that these past days. My heart is heavy for those who lost their lives and their families dealing with the reality of the results of anger and how it ripped through their lives […]

Yesterday, I watched part of Director Comey’s testimony before Congress. It was fascinating.  As the hours wore on, he looked so weary and tired. I know this whole situation must be grueling. I prayed for him as he testified that God […]

I don’t know about you…but if I hear another poll number I may just scream. We are months away from the election so these polls don’t really mean anything. Many people haven’t decided who they plan to vote for and […]

Some years ago there was a movie starring Jim Carey, I think, called God Almighty. Part of it was filmed not a ¼ mile from my daughter’s house. It was fascinating to get a close-up view of an ark! As […]