As Dad was getting on in years, breaking horses became a bit more challenging. After his champion stallion died of old age around 1986, Dad wanted to always have a horse project, a horse he could just hop on in the morning and ride around the farm. He had a fancy for Appaloosas even though…

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Over the past week, there have been a lot of comments coming to my in-box about race, racism, the problem, how to fix it, or just that it is not a problem. Opening dialogue on this issue is a good thing. I stand with Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither…

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President Trump holding a Bible in front of the rioter-torched St. John’s Episcopal Church across from the White House has sparked a riot of words. Democratic Party leaders trashed the president for hypocrisy—once again accusing another of exactly their own actions. But the faith community also piled on Trump, as the Bishop of the Episcopal…

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As our nation is once again ravaged this year—first by COVID 19 and then by riots and unrest—leadership is lacking. Now before you get all riled up, think about it. The latest trend in political leadership is just to see who can out-smack talk the next person. Leadership plays the blame game, the label game,…

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The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Think about this: Without life, there is no liberty and without liberty, happiness is not…

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The pond was an ongoing temptation. My parents didn’t want me or my friends playing in the pond because they were concerned about one of us drowning, or in my Mother’s case—getting so much mud encrusted on me that it may disrupt her clean house when I came in the door! In any case, that…

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While America was celebrating the Memorial Day weekend with cookouts, burgers and dogs (even in semi-lockdown mode), across the world in Ghana, West Africa, there were people who were wondering where the next meal was coming from. Families struck not only by poverty, forgotten by the church, but also the hardships caused by COVID 19…

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As we view the COVID-19 situation, we do not need conspiracy theories to bolster concerns about the curtailing of freedom. We just need to look at the facts before us. In no time in history has this nation been shut down for a flu. Since March 15, all people—carriers, the sick, the well—have been essentially…

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The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives repeatedly is placing socialist elements in COVID-19 relief legislation. Things like guaranteed minimum wage (yes, that’s where “stimulus” checks lead), vote by mail without voter roll clean ups, business bail-outs (targeting their favorite businesses, of course), and environmental (translated: groundwork for global warming/climate change taxes), among other things. They say…

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It was usually a really crisp morning, the kind where mud puddles had a very thin layer of ice on them. You could see your breath on the way out to the horse barn. The horses were always ready to eat and when they heard the door to the tack room open, they would whinny.…

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