An Insult to Lazarus

Disgraced former South Carolina Mark Sanford has reportedly won his old U.S. House seat back in a special primary election.  Sanford gleefully told reporters that a number of folks are calling him Lazarus.

I don’t know about y’all but Mark Sanford is no Lazarus and is insulting a significant Christian event to make light of how voters in S.C. apparently don’t hold to the old saying that if you will cheat on your wife, you will cheat on anybody.

Oh, well.  You get what you vote for or in some cases, who you don’t vote for.

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Enough!

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This young man of 8 years sent a message with his sign of no more violence and no more death.  He died in the terrorist attack in Boston this week. I would ask that the pundits respectfully shut up and … Continue reading

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Spring

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Here’s hoping that spring will soon arrive.

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Palm Sunday – 2013

Well we anticipated spring showers might get in the way of Palm Sunday activities but didn’t anticipate this….

2013-03-24 15.58.53Just Goes to show that Mother Nature has its own idea of what will happen weather-wise.

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013

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Follow the Star

The holiday season can often be stressful as well as a time of enjoyment with friends and family.

Unfortunately, public safety folks often see the less joyous side of the lives of many people.

It is my prayer that you will have a joyous Christmas and that God’s love will shine down on you so that you may be a shining star in the lives of others.

Merry Christmas!

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No Better Shield

‘No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.’ Isaiah 54:17

This scripture reference came across my email basket today from an individual who recently was targeted by some folks who didn’t like him preaching the Word of God on the Internet. It made me think about how easy it is for the anonymous in the shadows and lash out to injure good people with good intentions.

Remember, that what you do is right and just. Remember also, that the Lord is with you always.

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Leadership Emporia

I was fortunate to be invited to be one of the day chairs for Leadership Emporia last Thursday. Representative Peggy Mast was kind enough to invite me to assist her with the instruction of the day that centered on students learning how to advocate for their ideas or new concepts.

It was an enjoyable day.

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Teddy Says

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

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Murrow Says…..

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
Edward R. Murrow

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Don’t Back Down

I’m always surprised where God finds a way to get a message through. A number of years ago, I was a long way from home in a hotel room working on a critical issue. As I was listening to my Ipod, the Darrell Worley song “I Will Hold My Ground” came on. As I listened to this secular country song, I realized that with God’s help, I can hold my ground. If you are open to God’s word you will be amazed where you will hear, see or read it. Here’s the lyrics I heard that night.

(Darryl Worley/Frank Rogers)

I have never had an easy life
But I’m not complaining
It has taught me how to stand and fight
For what I believe in
I guess that’s just how I was raised
I find it hard to walk away

I will not back down
When you push me to the wall
Expecting me to fall
I will not give in
I am not afraid to fight
For what I know is right
I can only take so much
And when I’ve had enough
It’s not in my blood to just lay down
I will hold my ground

I try my best to get through every day
Without confrontation
Stayin‘ out of everybody’s way
But then on occasion
Somebody steps across the line
And it’s not too long before they find

I will not back down
When you push me to the wall
Expecting me to fall
I will not give in
I am not afraid to fight
For what I know is right
I can only take so much
And when I’ve had enough
It’s not in my blood to just lay down
I will hold my ground

I will not back down
When you push me to the wall
Expecting me to fall
I will not give in
I am not afraid to fight
For what I know is right
I can only take so much
And when I’ve had enough
It’s not in my blood to just lay down
I will hold my ground

No it’s not in my blood to just lay down
I will hold my ground
Yeah I will hold my ground
I will hold my ground
I will hold my ground
I will hold my ground

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