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Red and Blue Biblical Values

Last week, something happened I never thought I would see. The Rev. Billy Graham stepped into the political realm and virtually endorsed a presidential candidate. This week he is encouraging us through a series of ads to “vote for biblical values,” and as a Christian, I couldn’t agree with him more. There’s only one problem…. Read More ›

What Do We Have to Lose?

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36 I hate politics, but not for the usual reasons. I’m not a Democrat who despises all things Republican, nor a Republican who chokes on all things from the left. I dislike politics because I… Read More ›

What Is Wrong with Today’s Teachers?

Remember when teachers used to go to work and do their job without all the bellyaching? Every time you turn around they are complaining about something else – salaries, poor working conditions, undisciplined students, and all the time this standardized testing thing. What is wrong with today’s teachers? I don’t remember my teachers complaining like… Read More ›

Chic-Fil-A Appreciation Day: Not a Good Fit for Me

My father always believed if you would apply enough force, you could get anything to fit – even a square peg into a round hole. But the older I get, the more I realize that forcing something into the space of something else does not mean it fits. Today, I feel like that square peg… Read More ›

Sense over Sensibility

My husband and I often share a favorite quip with one another: “Say what you mean and mean what you say.” It’s our way of poking fun at each other when our words don’t line up with what we’re trying to communicate. The nice thing about the whole practice is that we really know what… Read More ›

Mightier Than the Sword

Since the shootings in Arizona, everyone seems to be questioning whether words have consequences as if the brimming power of words is a brand new idea. Consider that no sword or gun initiated the American Revolution. Men like Thomas Paine and Samuel Adams ignited a fire for freedom in the breast of the colonists, not… Read More ›

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