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Without a Vision …

In the early spring days of 1972, I began to wrestle with God regarding the ownership of my life. I was twenty years old at the time and what I am about to tell you happened forty-five years ago. Four years prior to this 1972 wrestling match with God, in the spring of 1968 as […]

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Our Toxic U.S. Senate

Senator Elizabeth Warren had to “sit down” last night in the middle of her speech about Attorney General candidate Jeff Sessions. She broke rule XIX of Senate protocol which forbids any U.S. Senator from making disparaging remarks about a fellow Senator. I write not to examine Warren’s words, the Republican response, or even the current […]

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The War on Poverty: 50+ Years and Still Going

On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson introduced his plan for a “War on Poverty.” It had been less than two months after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I was in the 7th grade. I remember the “War on Poverty,” the grand plan of the newly sworn-in leader of a […]

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Down in the Slime Pit

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9 King James 2000 Bible Generally speaking, when Donald Trump opens his mouth to talk about people who have spoken ill of him or people who oppose him, and I am in earshot, I feel slimed. Whenever Hillary Clinton opens […]

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Tribute to a Man of God

In November of 1972, I met the woman who, nine months later, would become my wife. Not long after our first encounter I was introduced to her brother. His name was Richard Aubrey Pond (1946-2016), although everyone knew him as Pepper. It did not take long at all for me to realize that I really, […]

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“Trust in the Lord”

We have entered a season in history where the light is dimming, where the darkness is increasing, where wrong has become right, where no has become yes, where black has become white, where the lie has become the truth. The weights and measures that we as a culture once relied upon, have seemed to disappear. […]

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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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The “Unprotected”

Please take a few minutes and read Peggy Noonan’s insightful article linked below. In it, she divides America into two groups. She calls them the “Protected” and the “Unprotected.” The “Protected” group includes those in positions of political power, the media elite, the wealthy, and those whose wealth and power insulate them from the consequences […]

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The Culture of Death

1973. Abortion is legalized. America invites the “culture of death” into the mainstream. From that moment forward, the “culture of death” carried on its nasty business right in our midst, quietly, silently, with only minimal disruption, the count now at 57 million lives snuffed out in their mother’s wombs. Deaths most often for convenience sake. […]

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Yes, We Failed

In my previous post I made the bold declaration that we evangelicals have failed. For that statement I was challenged by an old and dear, and highly respected friend. So here, today, I intend to defend that statement. “Yes, We Failed.” Please indulge me. In that post I mentioned briefly a Christian group that I […]

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