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An Open Letter to President Trump

Dear President Trump, I’ve tried so hard to figure out how to articulate what I need, what I believe the people of the United States and the rest of the world need, from you. I can’t find the perfect words, … Continue reading

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The Eagle Has Landed

In the winter of 1987 an eagle managed to fly all the way across the Atlantic from Ireland to America, where it arrived sick and exhausted. If this were to happen in 2017, President Trump would have it deported as a … Continue reading

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The Cost of Freedom

I wrote the following immediately after the U.S. elections. It’s not so much a reaction to the results as it is a meditation on the bigger picture, on what’s behind those results. My country is surrendering its freedom. The erosion of values … Continue reading

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Politicians

Politicians are, almost by definition, egocentric. The best we can hope for is that the ones we choose have equally strong consciences. When none do, we all pay the price. Please pray for our land and its people.

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Choose!

“Changing is what people do when they have no options left.”  ~Holly Black “The right choice is hardly ever the easy choice.”  ~Rick Riordan “You can’t control your fate by refusing to make choices. I didn’t discover my destiny until I … Continue reading

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The Most Important Vote You’ll Ever Cast

The religious leaders came to Jesus, hoping to trip him up (Mark 12:13-17). Tiberius Caesar, a brooding paranoid who regularly executed those who challenged him, was ruler of the most powerful nation in the world, and was considered by many to … Continue reading

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Boom!

Autumn, 1962. The thermometer was climbing and so was the economy; Dad’s income had boomed. To celebrate we’d decided to shoehorn a swimming pool into our miniature suburban SoCal back yard. Visions of bikinied girls and all the spectacular dives … Continue reading

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