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The Real Divide

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Satan is a master of deception. As a Christian, I believe wholeheartedly in the existence of Satan and his daily efforts to draw mankind away from the love and truth of God.  It is in this light that I can’t help but draw some conclusions about the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman tragedy.  First and… »

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I’m Glad I’m Not a Woman

Monday, September 20th, 2010

No, this isn’t a controversial commentary about the battle of the sexes.  It’ s not macho bravado (in fact, quite the opposite as you’ll read momentarily).  It’s simply my appreciation for what women must endure on a periodic basis. About a month ago, I discovered the beginnings of one of those under-the-skin pimples on the right side… »

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Monkey Found Me

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

I have always been a “dog” person.  In most ways on most days dogs are everything we human beings should be—excited to see our loved ones; always up for fun and play; forgiving; and great for just hanging out and being with our friends.  When I was about 9 or 10, we owned a cat… »

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How NOT to Cross a Ditch with a 3-Year-Old

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Okay, okay okay.  You can probably already guess by the title that this isn’t going to turn out well.  I have two season tickets to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks basketball games.  The best thing about having these tickets is that the past three seasons, I’ve been able to alternate taking my kids with me. … »

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The Serial Killer Next Door

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Let me go ahead and admit up front that I have always had a teeny, tiny, wee bit of a sadistic streak.  More often than not, it resulted in nothing more harmful than a split-second moment of absolute fear-of-impending-death terror for the target of my shenanigans.  I know that’s not much of a defense, but… »

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How to Live a Meaningful Life

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Fifteen minutes of fame.  Or shame.  It doesn’t seem to matter which anymore.  Our society’s constant worship of celebrities and fascination with the freak du jour has fueled the seemingly insatiable need to get noticed—to be “somebody”.  Never mind that the “somebody” you may be is a laughingstock, a pervert, a criminal, a blowhard, or… »

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God or Government? A Man-Made Deity

Friday, October 16th, 2009

God or government?  It’s a question that I think we as a nation must ask ourselves as we stand at the crossroads of decisions that will have historic impacts on the very nature of our country for a generation or more.  Although I admittedly lean toward less government, I don’t hate government—I just believe that… »

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Mrs. Smith, Fruit Juice, and the Gasoline Weed

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

I have mentioned in several previous postings about how I was quite adept at getting by in school, making pretty decent grades, and doing very little.  I elevated making the honor roll without effort to an art form.  As an adult, I’m not proud of this.  Well, okay, I’m a little proud—but only from a… »

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Don’t Screw Up Your Life, Part 1

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

I read a very interesting statistic a few weeks ago.  In Bernard Goldberg’s book “Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right”, he quotes a pretty startling statistic:  if you 1) graduate high school, 2) don’t have kids until you’re married, and 3) don’t get married until you’re 20 then you have only… »

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Is Praying a Crime?

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

I just received an email from one of my dear friends from college.  Her father-in-law, Frank Lay, is principal at Pace High School in Pensacola, Florida.  My friend informed me that Lay and his athletic director, Robert Freeman, are facing criminal charges for saying a prayer before a meal to dedicate the completion of a… »

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Dang TV

Simpsons Quote of the Day

“Shoplifting is a victimless crime. Like punching someone in the dark.” — Nelson

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