There have been papers and books written on what is called the “Great Reset”. Actually, there have been many resets in the history of the United States - From the ratification of the US Constitution to wars, to plagues, to financial crises. Typically, valleys the nation has faced have made the country stronger and more unified.
Not so in more recent history. In his talk at ...read on
As Ronald Reagan once quipped, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’” This was not an anti-government quip. It was an anti-big government quip. The Founding Fathers established the American experiment as a government “Of the people, by the people and for the people.” They could not have foreseen the bureaucratic behemoth their simple design would become.
On the last day of the Constitutional Convention, September 18, ...read on
The piece of legislation recently introduced and passed by elected representatives in Florida, and sent to the governor for signing into law, has stirred up a good bit of controversy. The bill clearly provides common sense parameters for “Parental Rights in Education.” It is only seven pages long! The full bill can be accessed and read in minutes at: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/1557
Do you remember the weather rock? It was a rock suspended by a string from a tripod of sorts. If the rock was wet, it was raining. If it was white, the weather report was snow. If the rock was moving, it was windy. If the rock and tripod were gone – TORNADO!
Technology has come a long way since the weather rock though it is hard to beat its accuracy. Predictions of storm severity have ...read on
Did you enjoy a shower this morning - not too hot and not too cold, just right? Shortly thereafter, I assume you headed off to work or started work in your home office. I did as well - another routine day. Then my mind went to the millions of Ukrainians that have not seen a shower or any semblance of a routine day in over three weeks. Their suffering hit me and I got on my knees. I confessed taking the blessings of freedom for granted and prayed the Lord would rebuke evil at work to kill freedom in this world.
On June 6th, 1944, those blessings were ...read on
What it means to be free is on full display as war continues in Ukraine. A few short weeks ago, Ukrainians were free to enjoy a life similar to the rest of Europe – Families could play in the park, go shopping and stop by a pub to get a meal. It was business as usual. Then Russia’s leadership, showing no respect for Ukraine’s freedom as a sovereign nation, decided to invade.
What has been cliché in America – “Freedom is not free”, has ...read on
There is quite a contrast being witnessed in real time. In Afghanistan, under threat from the Taliban in August, 2021, President Ashraf Ghani evacuated to a safe haven as Kabul fell to the enemy. In Ukraine this spring, President Volodymyr Zelensky responded to an offer for evacuation with the statement, “I don’t need a ride, I need ammunition!” He, along with leaders of the Parliament and the mayor of Kyiv, took up arms with the military and civilian regimens to stand together against Russian forces.
There is a lot of finger-pointing going on today. It is natural to look for someone to blame when we are struggling. One example is pointing at the teachers for failing to educate the children. Teachers then point at the school administration for various mandates that inhibit their ability to educate. Then the administration points at the government for all the hoops they have to jump through to get funding.
In the 1960’s and ‘70’s, talk of an existential threat was typically in reference to nuclear weapons the superpowers had armed and ready during the Cold War. The term was not meant to grab headlines but to convey the true magnitude of the situation. Today, anything from a foreign adversary to a different point of view may be called an existential threat. Hyperbole seems to be the norm.
When young couples exchange marriage vows, often what is heard is – “… for better, for richer and in health …” After all, they are in the midst of what Gary Chapman calls the tingly feeling of love stage of the relationship. This feeling, per the author of The 5 Love Languages, may last two weeks or two years. Then the journey of learning to love begins.