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It has a price: “The secret to happiness is freedom. And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~Thucydides “None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not … Continue reading

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To Celebrate…or Not?

Today is the day America celebrates its founding. I wasn’t going to post anything. But then a Facebook friend announced that, as a follower of Jesus–and therefore as a citizen of no earthly kingdom but rather of God’s kingdom–he steers … Continue reading

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My Declaration

(See below for video) As a kid, I loved to watch things burn. No, I wasn’t a pyromaniac. Just a boy. (Is there a difference?) I’d douse my old model planes in lighter fluid and stage air disasters. I’d cheer … Continue reading

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Today’s episode of The Wishing Map has been postponed in recognition of the 4th of July! The next episode will be posted Wednesday, July 8 Meanwhile, enjoy this post and video: Happy Independence Day!

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Happy Independence Day!

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”    ~Alexis de Tocqueville “Set free the oppressed and break every yoke!”   ~Isaiah … Continue reading

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