Courtesy or Mercy

My Wednesday night bible study group has been doing a deep dive into mercy. At the risk of oversimplifying, mercy is forgiving the guy who just rolled over your flip-flop shod foot with a shopping trolley. Why is mercy important? Because God shows every one of us mercy without limit, and if we love our […]

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Easter eve

I’ve been looking forward to this Easter even more than I normally do. It’s because I feel the Lord moving through me more these last six months. There are new, wonderful people in my life and my connection with some I’ve known for years has grown deeper. I am truly blessed. I remember back when […]

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Racist!

I am, apparently, a racist. Why? Because I believe Islamism is a threat to the United States, and more broadly, the world. Now, please go back and carefully read that and note what I said and, more importantly, what I did not say. I did not say Islam is a threat to us because it’s […]

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Polls Are Always Wrong

So, remember all the way back to Monday, when Quinnipiac had Trump up by 7 over Cruz in Iowa? So how on earth did Cruz pull out a 4 point win? The specifics probably only matter to polling wonks and campaign strategists. What does matter to all voters across the country are the polling trends leading […]

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Reason Beats Nothing

Politics in America today is identity politics. The two concepts are completely congruent. That is not to say that identity is all that matters in politics but it is the biggest consideration by far. Although this is nothing new, Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign elevated it to new heights with the campaign slogan “Hope and Change.” Hope and […]

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A Blow to the Heart

Saturday before last I joined my friend at a local car dealership to help with a toy drive. This wasn’t a typical, seasonal toy drive. It was to restore Christmas for the children and the parents whose houses were severely damaged or destroyed by the nine post-Christmas tornados in the Garland/Rowlett area. Imagine, as a […]

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13 Hours

This is not a movie review. That’s not what I do. It’s about reactions to seeing it. Many are familiar, with accounts of what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2013 from those who were there, both inside the compound and on the teams at the ready if called upon to reinforce or rescue those inside. The […]

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