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MATTERS OF CONSCIENCE IN VOTING

November 3, 2016

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Today I will cast my vote for President of the United States of America and many other offices and issues. I have delighted in this responsibility and privilege since I was 21 years old. This will be the first time I have voted early, and the first time for many other things regarding the election. […]

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THE PILGRIMS FORMULA FOR ESTABLISHING AMERICA

September 23, 2015

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The Pilgrims had a Biblical Foundation to build their new life in America. It was not new to them, it was how they lived, but it gave a formula that could be taught and modeled for generation after generation… and it established a new way of life that allowed America to become unique in history […]

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CONSCIENCE: THE MOST SACRED OF ALL PROPERTY

April 6, 2015

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“Let your conscience be your guide.” A couple of generations ago that phrase could be used freely and everyone knew what was meant by it.  Today, I’m not so sure!!  But the subject’s worth looking at precisely because our conscience does guide us.  It causes great conflict within us if we act contrary to it. […]

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STAND FIRM . . .

April 3, 2015

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The recent outpouring of gifts of money for the little Christian Pizzeria in Indiana, totaling at this point $520,000, reminds me of the Spirit of the American Colonists when England chose to close the port of Boston in retribution for their Constitutional act of resistance during the Tea Party. England chose Boston to punish, thinking […]

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PRINCIPLES, OR JUST ADVICE?

April 1, 2015

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You may wonder at the topics that appear on this blog.  What do they have to do with parenting?  When you talk about American, are you being political?  When you say Christian, are you discriminating?  The topics you write about don’t seem to have anything in common with the nitty gritty of where I live […]

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WELCOME TO MY JOURNEY: RE-PARENTING FOR REAL

March 25, 2015

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A couple of days ago I posted a blog about Re-parenting, and explained what it is.  From working with my clients and through my own experience, I realized just how difficult it is to understand the concept and grab hold of it for yourself.  It makes such a huge difference in life, and it’s such […]

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MORAL CLARITY

March 4, 2015

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Moral clarity – having a clear sense of what is right and what is wrong, and therefore what action must be taken – is a quality that is sadly lacking in the culture of today.  It is lacking in our homes, our schools, our businesses, our media, certainly in the arts and entertainment, and most […]

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NOW MORE THAN EVER . . .

February 26, 2015

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“Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress.  If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.  If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature. . […]

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My Thoughts on Christmas

December 15, 2014

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I so longed for beauty and to bring something that’s of worth to the Lord as an offering at Christmas and to the children out of my love for them and my need to express it with something of my own making – something that’s a part of me – given to them.  That desire […]

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FREEDOM AND LIBERTY ARE NOT SYNONYMOUS

July 4, 2014

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INDEPENDENCE  DAY!!!  How wonderful!! But our independence from tyranny meant certain dependence upon God! Freedom and Liberty are not synonymous . . . They are used interchangeably many times, but the distinction is important and needs to be recognized.  Freedom is defined as ‘independence, the license to do as one wants, the permission to do […]

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