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Growing Beyond One’s Sinful Nature

As it says in Romans 3:23,  “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. “  We all have sinned, are sinning, and will continue to sin.  Paul laments in Romans 7:15 “I do not understand what I do.  For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do”. ...

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Be Humble

Humility is a virtue that we should all have, and practice everyday.  I like both kinds of music……both country and western.  Tim McGraw’s song says it best…..always be humble and kind.  I wish we all did that.  Just imagine what a wonderful world this would be.  ...

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Commanding Courage

The world is a scary place.  Our Nation is at risk.  There are external threats (Russia, Iran, North Korean, ISIS……) and internal threats (domestic terrorism, divisive people, lack of respect for law enforcement personnel…..)  It would be easy to spend each day...

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Overcoming Limitations

Overcoming Limitations I enjoy watching Clint Eastwood movies.  One of my favorites is Dirty Harry.  At one point, Eastwood’s character Harry Callahan looks at the camera and says “A man’s got to know his limitations.”  I believe that is so very true.   I know...

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Searching for Inner Peace

    There is so much anxiety across our nation, and our world, these days.  Everyone appears to be unbelievably anxious and concerned.  The results of our national elections caused many folks to be happy, and many much less happy.  These days there are...

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The Future of our Nation

The Future of our Nation   I just completed watching the inauguration ceremony for President Trump.  I was very impressed by the event itself, as well as the comments made by our new President.  I was particularly happy with the number of times that he asked God...

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Muhammad Ali, the “People’s Champion”

Our Nation lost a great American and a National treasure when Muhammad Ali died on June 3, 2016.  His fans called him “The Greatest”, usually speaking of his boxing prowess.   I argue that he was also the “Greatest” when it came to his humanity and his love and...

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Memorial Day Rememberances

On Monday, May 30 we as a Nation celebrated Memorial Day.  It is a day in which some of us (but unfortunately not very many) took the time to remember the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.  To date, over 1.2 Million American men and women...

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Don’t Postpone Your Joy

This past week our daughter Susan gave birth to our first granddaughter, Piper Ann.  Sarah and I have now been blessed with three grandchildren.  JW is 3, Rex is 9 months, and now we have Piper.   The entire week I have been thinking about the joy of being a...

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Kindness

I am a fan of county and western music.  I find that sometimes the lyrics of the songs provide “lessons in life”.  Tim McGraw’s new song “Humble and Kind” really tells us how we should be living our lives.  Here are some of the lyrics:   Hold the door, say...

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