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The Politics of Lying

Earl Long (1895-1960), a former eccentric governor of Louisiana, once said of another politician: “You know how you can tell that fella’s lying? Watch his lips. If they’re movin’, he’s lying.” You’ve probably heard the saying, “It takes one to … Continue reading

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Troubled About Troubles?

Let’s face it: We all have our own troubles. If not now, sometime. Whether big ones or small ones, it doesn’t matter.  There isn’t anyone who isn’t troubled about their troubles. And talking about troubles, get a load of this … Continue reading

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Jesus Prays for Us

At the YMCA where I’m a member, there is a Bible verse inscribed on a wall in the lobby area that quotes John 17:21, “That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they … Continue reading

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Talking About Love…

Valentine’s Day stokes our conscience about love—namely, the romantic kind. Go to any store, link to any site, read any ad, watch any commercial, and you’ll be reminded of it. Even in comic strips. In one of the “Peanuts” comic … Continue reading

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Indulging in Kingdom Joy

Some mistakenly turn to food and drink for achieving joy. They overindulge to the point of wrecking their health, oftentimes ruining personal relationships in the process. When dealing with depression, some will turn toward the consumption of food and alcohol … Continue reading

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Finding Success Through Failure

John F. Kennedy said, “Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan; no one wants to claim it.” Kennedy’s words hit home. Our nature is such that we hate to fail. And, if we DO fail, we don’t even … Continue reading

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Criticizing Criticism

A Peanuts cartoon depicted Linus with his security blanket in place with his thumb resting safely in his mouth. But he was troubled. Turning to Lucy, who was sitting next to him, he asked, “Why are you always so anxious … Continue reading

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