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We hold these truths to be self-evident…Do we still?

Today as you get together with family and friends to celebrate the birth of America take a few moments to read the grievances the colonists listed and ask yourself if we still believe these truths, “…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  As of late I’m not sure we do anymore.  So many are willing to surrender their God given Rights in order to feel secure and safe.  They can live with and even justify in their minds why these Rights must be surrendered.  Well I can’t.  I know with every fiber of my being that my individual Rights come from God and that no man, woman, or government … Read entire article »

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Teeing it up: A Round at the LINKs (Losing Ourselves Edition)

When tragic events occur in our “free” society many people tend to default to looking for a political solution to solve the problems.  When the unthinkable happened this past Friday at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut all of us were affected in some way by this tragic event.  I know for me when I first learned that a gunman murdered 20 school children and 6 adults my heart sank.  All I could think about were the families and community and the massive sense of loss they must have felt and are feeling.  The emptiness in their hearts must be simply overwhelming.  I won’t even begin to claim that I understand the pain they’re going through because I personally have never had to deal with the loss of a child.  … Read entire article »

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My thoughts this Thanksgiving

When I was a child Thanksgiving was about family, football, and food.  My parents, brother, grandparents, aunt and uncle, and cousins all came together under one roof around 3PM at my aunt and uncle’s house.  We would watch some football, laugh at stupid jokes, and then gather around the table at 4PM to eat some bird and stuffing.  One of us kids would always say grace before we started passing the bowls of food around the table. This is how it played out every year up until I left home to embark on my life journey. Those were good times and good memories. That was 25 years ago.  Today Thanksgiving is still a very special day to me; however the way I now celebrate and how I view the role it plays … Read entire article »

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