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Lessons from Sutherland Springs

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In support of our liberty, our lands, our wives, and our children, and our peace, that we might live unto the Lord our God. (Paraphrased from The Book of Mormon; Alma 42:10) The Sutherland Springs, TX shooting is horrific. Being a father of six wonderful children and a step-father to six more, I can’t imagine the horror and loss that…

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A Death in the Family

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Today my Father-in-law passed away from complications following surgery. I did not know him extremely well but I found him to be a thoughtful man deeply interested in his community, culture and the mysteries of this life. It is of one of these so called mysteries I wish to write about today. Years ago I attended a seminar in which…

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Do Black Lies Matter?

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Trayvon Martin, a seventeen year old black man, was tragically and fatally shot in February of 2012. He was walking through a neighborhood, where he was not known and where recent burglaries had been committed by young black men. A local resident, George Zimmerman called the police and then followed him. There is little actual evidence about what happened next.…

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Is the U.S. offering up our daughters to government sponsored rape?

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 “… we need to pull our country back from the precipice that leads to hell.” –D.C. McAllister from the Federalist  Yesterday, as I write this, our Federal Government informed the school district in Palatine Ill, (on threat of lost funds originating from taxes) they must allow a transgender student, born male but identifying as female, full access to change and…

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Why Benghazi Lies Don’t Matter

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It is wrong to lie. Recently I listened to Megan Kelly’s interview with Charles Koch. I was impressed and judged him to be a highly principled, hardworking man; kind of heart and settled in a personal and corporate philosophy of what he considers to be right. Indeed, he often displayed the tender gleam in his eye of an old man…

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Of Guns and Idiots

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Quite a few years ago, my uncle remarried. With his new bride came an eighteen year old son that had been raised in the urban areas of New York. The rural western United States gave him quite a culture shock. For his part, he added a little fun and diversity to the family and, being a bit outgoing, his influence…

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Family Sermons, Life, Religion

A God supportive of choice that belies man-made constructs.

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Part 2 in a 3 part series on Religion Warning, heavy religious content.   Jeff Porterfield started an interesting discussion on LinkedIn. Entitled; “Can there ever be a binding code of ethics without God?” In supporting his point of never finding a “workable moral code without religion,” Jeff brings up two issues; modern religious organizations being man-made constructs and a…

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Ms. Davis and Jackboots

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Currently, there are several analogies on social media trying, and failing, to sound enlightened. The bumper sticker stories are about a woman who does not eat pork so she gets a job at a place that serves pork to ensure no one else can eat it either. The analogies are targeted at Ms. Davis, the Kentucky County Clerk who refuses…

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Have gun will travel, with a little help.

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In light of tragic murders, the debate on Gun Control is once again being forcefully put before the public. The gun culture is so ingrained in our national consciousness and so emotionally charged on both sides of the issue, that it took a Frenchman to write a decent synopsis with some logical conclusions. “Both sides are wrong on the gun debate.…

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