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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
When Washington begin talking about increasing the number of Syrian refugees in our country by over 250 percent from last year, or raising that number next year to as many as 100,000, many Americans wonder how we will be able to afford spending as much as $1.
Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
Can we talk for a minute? It’s about this governor’s race. Now, please understand, I’m the first one in line to expect a higher standard from myself, as well as from those whom we cast our ballots to lead our cities, represent us in Baton Rouge, and make our nation’s laws in Washington.
Monday, May 11, 2015
He was well-intentioned enough, in his explanation, as this well-known member of our community called me Thursday evening before the vote to discuss the election.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The dictionary is of no real help when looking to define “public servant.” Jesus Christ was a public servant and it was through humility, personal sacrifice, taking risks and maintaining a vision, that he served others best. It’s a style of leadership based on giving without the need for recognition.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

This is America's Legacy

Self-blame is one of the most toxic forms of emotional abuse. Psychologists say it exaggerates our perceived inadequacies, whether real or imagined, and creates an illusory ideal that we simply cannot meet. In fact, in the Book of James, we are reminded, we all stumble in many ways” and from the Book of Ecclesiastes, we know “there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.”
Monday, March 16, 2015

We’ll keep getting what we’re getting

The Bible teaches us that a “sin of omission” is a failure to do something one can, and ought to do. James 4:17 reads, “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” Proverbs 3:27 says, “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Stupid is as stupid does

Sometimes we get so caught up in using labels that we miss the forest for the trees. Of course, labels help us organize our world, which is increasingly loud, confusing and misleading.
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

The reinvesting plan for Caddo Schools

By now, you’ve heard about the Caddo Parish School Board’s plan to close six schools, and open three new ones, and make improvements in various others using $108 million in bonds. The plan is branded by the school board as, “Reinvest in Caddo.” The plan has drawn both supporters and critics, but both groups may be missing the forest for the trees.


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