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pride

Pride is often said to be the worst of the seven deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth) and it certainly has my vote. They’re each “deadly” but it seems to me that pride itself is the root of the others. The things I’ve done in my life for which I am burdened with a life sentence of regret were all born of pride. Continue Reading…

Suffer the Children

March 25, 2018 — 1 Comment

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“Daddy, why do we have guns?” A purely honest question from a beautifully innocent soul. I remember it. Wasn’t prepared for it but knew I couldn’t ignore it.

Over a million young people took part yesterday in the nationwide “March for Our Lives” protest. Innocense lost, shouting, demanding, “F**k guns! F**k the NRA! F**k Republicans!” I can’t ignore it. The coordinated passionate expression is admirable, I didn’t think they had it in them, but what of the demand?  Continue Reading…

Three words…

January 2, 2018 — Leave a comment

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Just three words are the answer to these three questions we ask ourselves most:

  1. Why am I here?
  2. What is the meaning of life?
  3. How can I find true happiness?

No matter your gender, race, religion or social class, all you need to do is, “Love one another.”

Joy to the World!

December 24, 2017 — 1 Comment

My brothers and sisters, you don’t have to be a Christian to share in the spirit of Christmas.

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When was the last time you thanked a veteran? Usually we’re too busy minding our own business to notice them. Fortunately, there is Veterans Day, on November 11 every year, in honor of persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. So for at least this week, keep alert for Veterans and when you see one, go out of your way to thank them. They’ll always smile and thank you back.

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I really love Thanksgiving. Not because it’s a brief vacation or what I consider the start of the Christmas season, but because I am truly thankful for so many things and this holiday provides an opportunity to pause and consider them:

  • That I was born in America, land of the free because of the brave, a beacon of light to dark places in the world.
  • My parents who provided for my needs but not my wants.
  • My wife who is so often my perfect compliment.
  • My children who provide me with purpose.
  • My job which affords me comfort providing comfort to others.

I thank God for these things and so many others that I could fill a book with. I am thankful for Thanksgiving.

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I marched along, daydreaming. About what I don’t remember but it was likely about my next meal. What would it be? Rifle in hand, but not on my shoulder as would be proper. I was just too, well, lazy, and was alone anyway so I was free to do as I pleased. Suddenly a slight movement just barely caught my eye Continue Reading…