Defending Ukraine Is Unwise—Here’s Why

American foreign policy is based exclusively on our national interests or, at least, this has been true for several hundred years. In one sense, where Ukraine is concerned, it still is, but let me explain why our current crisis is such an anomaly.   Take the Middle East for example. We have been engaged in…

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My Personal New Year’s Thoughts

New Year’s Eve used to be my favorite holiday. Now, it’s my least. That’s because I stopped drinking nearly twenty-nine years ago. When you don’t drink, being around drunks loses its appeal very quickly. If I hadn’t stopped, I doubt I would be alive today, but I am alive and have used my sobriety to…

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Where Do We Begin?

It’s easy to say, “The only thing necessary for Evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” This is certainly a very noble, uplifting sentiment, but what does it mean? What is the nature of the Evil we must confront—both domestically and internationally? And, given our current situation in the United States, in…

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An Orderly Life is a Happy Life

Many years ago, after transferring my grocery bags into the trunk of my car I noticed the trash I had left in the cart. Deep down inside of me I heard these words, “Clean up your mess.” I picked up my trash and put it in a bag to dispose of when I got home.…

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This is Our Worldview Our Weltanschauung

When asked, nearly every Christian will readily acknowledge that God has a purpose for his or her life. This belief is a quintessential aspect of being a believer. It is such a deeply held value that it is common for people like us to regularly reevaluate our purpose in life.   By understanding that our…

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If We Fail to Stand for the Truth, Deceit Will Overwhelm Us

To facilitate a much-needed transformation in America, Christians must be called to account. Because the Word of God is accurate and true, we must invoke this divine promise. If “My people, who are called by My name, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear…

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Block The Toxic

I don’t know why, at times, I’ve allowed a toxic person to remain in my life, and at the same time thought God would actually bring healthy people into my circle. That’s just not how things work. God does not operate with “mixtures”. It was 2 a.m., and I don’t even remember getting out of…

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“Our Betters” Are Crooks . . . All of Them

When most of us were growing up, we learned that the American system of justice was founded on the unshakable principle that nobody, regardless of who that person might be, would be considered above the law. The image of the blinded woman holding up a balanced scale was indelibly grained into our minds. We loved…

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Best Day

To all of my friends who are going through a difficult time right now: The old man was sitting under a tree when a child came running up to him.  “Grandpa, grandpa, tell me again about the best day of your life.” Grandpa Shadrach pulled the little child onto his lap and said, “Well, it…

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