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After the Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

I’ve been watching the tidal wave gathering steam over our nation. It’s been rolling and building strength as the days and years pass.  It amazes me how the American culture has become so opposed to offending people, but so fearless about offending God. Fueled by

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Navigating Moral Persecution in America

Our Christian farmer friends in Oregon recently shared they’ve stopped allowing weddings on their property. As a result, they’ve lost a lucrative stream of revenue. They did it to protect themselves. A war is waging in their state with lawsuits levied against businesses and farms

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Texas A&M Students Inspiring Response To Hatred

   Hi friend!  You’ve probably heard of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. They’re notorious for their hatred.   The members of Westboro Baptist Church descended on the Texas A&M campus where my two oldest kids were students. For years, we

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7 Things to Know When You’re Pressured to Be an Open-Minded Christian

                              Let me introduce you to our dog, Suubi (pronounced “Suu-Bee”). In 2005, our family spent time with some beautiful parentless children in Suubi Village in Uganda Africa. “Suubi” means “hope” in

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8 Ways to Protect Kids and Help Those Addicted to Porn

We have a friend who has always been a really good guy. Nice. Friendly. But he had a dark secret. He was consumed by an addiction to hardcore p*rn. His addiction caused him to act out in real life on one occasion and it landed

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After the Grammy Awards . . . Same Love

Did you see the Grammy awards the other night? How about the wedding ceremony conducted by Queen Latifah? Queen Latifah started with, “We’re gathered to celebrate love and harmony.” Then she led the union of 33 marriages – some heterosexual, many same-sex. Before the wedding

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Finding Peace When Things Don’t Go Your Way

Hi friend! Do you feel like you’ve been waiting on God for far too long? Have you been questioning why he’s allowed certain things to happen? Do you ever wish he’d speed things up? Do you experience frustration when things don’t go the way you

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Is the Nationalization of Health Care Really Needed?

As we move closer to the implementation of Obamacare, I’ve been thinking a lot about its implications, whether or not it’s really needed, and what it’s going to mean for my family. Recently, Dr. Ben Carson spoke in my town. His words were full of

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Do Something Now – Liberty Institute and Religious Freedom

 Remington Renner dared to “thank God” during his high school valedictorian speech, and risked losing an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy. Under persecution, Roy Costner recited the Lord’s Prayer during his commencement address, going against the school’s unconstitutional rule banning graduation prayers. A

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A Common Business Fear and How It Affects You

Hello fellow traveler. Thanks for stopping by! Last week was a good week. A close friend of mine came into town. Spur-of-the-moment visits from old friends are the best! Conversations are easy and comfortable like my favorite sweatpants and slippers at the end of the

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