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God In A Fear Factory
Growing Up in Fear As a kid, I’d often wake up in the middle of the night: gasping for air and in a cold sweat, I’d be in a state of utter horror: believing that God had returned from heaven and left me behind, I feared that I would have to struggle for three and a half to seven years to avoid the Mark of the Beast in order to be saved from eternal fire and brimstone. No, seriously. During the day, I’d keep my eyes peeled for the anti-Christ.  Democrats were particularly suspect.  The stock market was also indicative. ...
Thin Blue Smoke
I am seriously moved, definitely warmed and inspired as I just finished a new novel by Doug Worgul, entitled, Thin Blue Smoke. These characters got into my heart and let me know I still have a heart. They’re real and flawed. Some of them have had some really bad breaks in life, but those bad breaks did not set their destiny; one human being caring about another did. Having stumbled upon a review while surfing my Facebook updates, it was the context of Kansas City barbecue that intrigued me because I love barbecue and spent a good many years living...
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Time for Christians to Make a Choice
I’m ready for this election to be over.   As with most hotly contested campaigns, it’s been full of half-truths and outright lies.   And, while I have my opinion on the source of the vast majority of deception, the casual observer simply sees partisan bickering and endless gamesmanship.   The result can be a cynical electorate who loses interest in the whole political process.   I’ve noticed many Christians who seem to fall into this category.  Already suspicious of politicians, they hear the hypocrisy espoused in the campaigns and no longer trust either party to be a viable part of the solution. In...
Rachel vs. Project Rachel
Book Review: A Year of Biblical Womanhood
Note: I was given an advance copy of A Year of Biblical Womanhood as part of the launch team.  I volunteered to be on the team because I believe in this project and I wholeheartedly support the ongoing work of Rachel Held Evans.  My review is not without bias.  My other reviews of the book can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD, and my personal blog. I was first introduced to the writing of Rachel Held Evans by following a bunny trail from one blog to another.  At the time, she was about two thirds of the way...
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The Middle-man
“This can’t be right…” As Dave studied the lush landscape through the spots on his windshield he quickly concluded that he had made an error somewhere along the way. From a young age Dave had come to acknowledge certain facts about his life. He would never be the biggest or strongest. The things that fascinated all the “cool” people held no interest for him. But Dave had two things that very few people could match, an insatiable curiosity that drove him to learn everything he could about subjects that piqued his interest and a deep hatred for being wrong.  This...
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Love to Hate
One look at the news lately tells me that human beings are drawn to conflict. Iran wants to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Israel demands a red line from the United States, so it can bomb Iran. Militants execute a 9-11 anniversary attack and kill our ambassador to Lybia. Muslims around the world use an idiotic and inflammatory film as an excuse to attack U.S diplomatic institutions in their countries. Obama and Romney get ready to duke it out for the best zinger of the debates.. The Republican House passes bills that the Democrat Senate rejects out...
Honey Boo Boo
Reality Television: What Is Wrong With Us?
I’ve never liked reality television. I remember watching the movie, “The Truman Show.” I got a kick out of it. But I remember thinking, “What if someone did that?” Well, someone did. I’m too lazy to look back and see where reality television started, but I remember when Survivor came on. I watched a little of the first season. People jockeying for position to get the grand prize. Lying to each other. Being jerks on national television. Hey, it made for great ratings, who am I to judge? Let’s skip to today. We have all kinds of reality shows. Jersey...
The Right To Bare Arms
I Didn’t Want To Write This Post. Gun Control.
Do you know where I grew up? Arkansas. Laugh it up. Har-dee-har. “You married to your sister, Ray?” No. My cousin. But thanks for asking. In Arkansas, just like the current state I live in (Kentucky), guns are a huge part of life. The majority of gun use is by hunters who love to shoot ol’ bambi between the ears every deer season. And duck hunting is huge. From what I understand, Duck Dynasty is a big show. I refuse to watch it. I live in it. Same reason I won’t watch most reality television. The Kentucky Turtle Man, housewives...
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The Taste of Sin
Today I found myself listening to one of my old favorite U2 songs tonight, “Running to Stand Still” from the Joshua Tree Album. Here it is if you’ve never had the great pleasure of listening to it: Literally, it is a song written about the heroin problem that plagued Dublin in the ’80s. You can read all about the imagery within the song at the song’s Wikipedia page. It is considered by many to be one of the most complete U2 songs ever written. One of the things I like about U2 songs is something I heard someone close to...
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The Radical Agenda of Ryan and Rand
I will admit it, when I read Atlas Shrugged several years ago, I got caught up in the scrawling epic with bigger than life characters.  Apparently, Paul Ryan enjoyed it too; so much so that in 2005, at a banquet honoring the author, he said, “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand.”  While he has since tried to walk back from those remarks, it’s clear that the Vice Presidential candidate’s political ideology has been heavily influenced by Alisa Rosenbaum, the Russian immigrant...
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