NOW HEAR THIS: Mother’s Day 2014
For those of you who might not be aware of this bit of trivia, 2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of Mother’s Day in the United States. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it an official national holiday in 1914 and we have celebrated it each year since.
TISCIONE: Speaking the truth
All Christians would likely affirm that we are called by God to always speak the truth. One would think that there is no question that this must be the case. Yet we are told that speaking the truth is unloving.
NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: A mother who read to me
The floor-to-ceiling bookcases in our master-bedroom are running over with volumes of Texana (both history and fiction) – the result of my earlier unchecked appetite for just one more book about Texas. As if that were not enough, every other room in our house also has its share of my collection.
Face to face with Jesus
Perhaps you are like me, as there are many times in life when you would like to have a face-to-face discussion with Jesus. I love communing with the Lord in prayer. Most of the time, I’m very clear about what He is telling me, but there are times when I have this deep desire to come face-to-face.
NOW HEAR THIS: Better living through chemistry
With a family history of high blood pressure on my mother’s side of the “tree,” I carefully monitor mine on a daily basis. I bought one of those fancy little BP monitors that keep track of the readings, and it even interfaces with my computer. Each time I visit my family physician, I can take this information for him to review and make appropriate adjustments to my medications as necessary.
The triumph of tarp
One of our favorite political stories took place during Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign in 1964. A friend was standing outside a Goldwater rally when a woman burst from the room, tears streaming down her face.
Yes, we want it; no, we don’t?
Maybe our media will finally start filtering the noise.
The good news you likely haven't heard
Do you like surprises? I have two surprises for you: At least 19 states already in 2014, nearly half, are posting budget surpluses. Yes, surpluses. The other surprise: Since Obama took office, the national deficit has been reduced by one-half.
The hand over the lens
The top Super Bowl highlight was not Peyton Manning struggling or Renee Fleming singing or even that adorable puppy nuzzling a horse in the Budweiser commercial. It was Bill O’Reilly grilling Barack Obama.
U.S. mayors forced to innovate
I recently came across more proof that lawmakers blocking progress are weakening the institution of Congress:
Mayors from across the nation met in Washington, D.C., for three days last week to discuss a host of issues and possible solutions against a backdrop of congressional inaction. This came as President Obama stated his plans to use “a pen and a phone” to “make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need.” And further, voters are recognizing that the problem in Congress starts at the state level -- and many hope their legislatures will do something about it.
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