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Flying, Firing & Feasting

The crazies are in full bloom and my allergies are killing me. Read on. Flying. I never cease to be amazed at the world around us. Just when I think there’s nothing new under the sun, the Lord allows one of his rogue sheep to escape from the flock and wreak…

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Pink Traveler: Camp It Up

We remember summer camp fondly. Mostly because we had a major crush on a counselor named Chad who was so old and wise (and hunky). Yeah, he was 18 and we were 14 with raging hormones. Well, now we have the opportunity to go to camp as adults. And quite…

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Another Award for Popularity?

My earliest Oscar show memory is being disappointed that Elizabeth Taylor wasn’t there to accept her award for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  I haven’t missed a televised ceremony since.   So I felt something akin to horror (a genre that rarely gets Oscar consideration) on hearing the news that…

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Liberty, LeBron & The Facts of Life

Gather ye, one to another and let us join our hearts in prayer for these concerns. Liberty. Christians, Rejoice! That mighty midget of the faith, Brother Jeff Sessions, has proclaimed spiritual warfare in this land and is making it a governmental matter by forming a religious liberty task force. As we…

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Do What You Wanna Do

One of the many interesting things about getting older is how the wisdom of those who had gotten older while we were still young takes on real meaning when we finally get old enough to understand what they were saying in the first place.  Even as a child, I knew…

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Too Darn Hot

Mercifully, I missed most of the triple digit heat wave that hit Texas last week and got back just in time to think, “Ugh, it’s too darn hot!”  And based on the number of dashboard thermometer pictures posted on Facebook, a lot of other folks thought so, too. Does complaining…

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Heat, Heated & Heating

We must still pray for our President, but I just couldn’t bring myself to actually discuss him this week. Here are other hot topics for prayer. Heat. This heat is UNCHRISTIAN! As you may know, my ministry is based in Dallas, Texas, where it reached 108° this past weekend. Liberals have…

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Protocol, Putin & Pizza

The future of our world is at stake. These are times for being on our knees! Protocol. In another spectacle of American embarrassment, President Donald Trump recently had a visit with esteemed royal, Queen Elizabeth II while visiting London (pre-Putin). History has recorded numerous American Presidents having audience with Sister Betty…

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An Old Story Gets A New Life

Faithful readers of this column (which I certainly hope you all are) know that I am from Tyler, Texas. A small city more Southern than Southwestern. And while most of my anecdotes about growing up there have to do with a gay boy growing up behind the Pine Curtain, today’s…

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Courts, Cards & Coffee

How are we to respond to these concerns? Let us reflect. Courts. Glory be! Christian conservatives are rejoicing over the latest nominee to become one of the Supremes. Brother Brett Kavanaugh is a darling of the right and opposer of the wrong. Since the big BK served in both Bush administrations…

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