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The Seedbed of Liberty

I posted something on Facebook today that received fairly positive comments. All were positive actually. But some did question my premise that the American seedbed of liberty was planted and cultivated by the colonial church. This is a premise I have long held and I am going to take a few minutes to share a […]

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Thoughts About the Times (Written in 2010)

I was searching for some files in my computer this afternoon and stumbled across this piece I penned on 4/23/2010 – nearly six years ago. It still rings very true. With only minor modifications, I submit it for your consideration below. ……….. God is slow to anger. But the murder of over 40 million (now […]

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NightWatch–Some Samplings

Many of you have been quite patient with me as I have continued to promote my work in progress, the NightWatch Podcast. I am so grateful for all of the kind words I have received and the many messages of encouragement. It is taking me a good bit longer to develop and produce these podcasts […]

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Enter the Story

Yesterday we commemorated the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Code named Operation Overlord, the successful Allied effort to establish a beachhead on the shores of France, this monumental day was the first step in the long slog toward taking Berlin in our quest to defeat Nazi Germany. This critical moment in world […]

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The American Frontier

Way back in 1986, nearly thirty years ago, I began reading a series of stories about the early American frontier. These stories captivated my imagination in such a significant way that I have yet been able to shake myself loose from their grip. The first book I read, Follow the River by James Alexander Thom, […]

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Home

For a number of years I have been wanting to research my family history. In fact, ever since I learned at the age of 10 that my father was born in a log cabin in Brodhead Kentucky in 1926, I have nurtured an interest in learning more about my family history. It was around that […]

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Where Are You?

As of today, I have 856 Facebook friends. Of that number, probably 150 or so are folks I have never met in person but became friends with on Facebook through a mutually shared interest, because they are a friend of a friend, or a high school classmate which time and geography has long kept us […]

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The Beautiful

I was involved in some conversations this week that got me to thinking. A few discussions occurred on Facebook. One discussion occurred face to face. All of the conversations boiled down to one simple question—a question that contains some very consequential implications. It is a question that I do not believe anyone can answer with […]

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His Kingdom and My Country

On this Fourth of July, 2013, I am mourning the loss of my country. And I mourn for several reasons. 1. I mourn first and foremost that so many of my American countrymen have rejected the God whose merciful goodness secured liberty for so many generations in our land. 2. I mourn because those who […]

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Garden of Republic

Every year, on the final Monday in May, Americans pause to honor all of those who “died while in the military service.” There is no greater gift one can give to his or her country. From the brave ones who fell from the first shots fired at Lexington-Concord, to the latest American casualty brought home […]

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