Wow! What a weekend. Since Thursday we have had wonderful company. Friends. Richard and Samantha (Richie and Sam) Moore stayed with us Thursday evening before collecting their son Samuel from Indian Creek Youth Camp. It is always great to catch up with the Moores. They were a dating couple in one of the earliest youth … Continue reading Freedom, Family, and Friends
This evening the President of the United States will deliver the State of the Union Address. Afterward, news anchors and political S.P.I.N. doctors will recast his words to either support or malign him, his political party, and the direction he desires this still great nation to travel. We will hear words about budgets, taxes, choice, … Continue reading Lesson Learned
No refuse is not a typo in the title, I did not mean refuge, I meant refuse. In my little corner of the world, today is garbage day. On my morning drive I passed quite a few garbage cans and plastic bags all waiting for the truck to come by and collect them. Garbage day … Continue reading Day of Refuse
The British controlled the Colonies and became more forceful as Colonists expressed desire for independence. Soon the British Parliament would enact Coercive Acts designed to turn the colonists back to Britain. Among these were 1) The Impartial Administration of Justice Act which allowed Colonial Royal Governors to move trials to different Colonies or to England … Continue reading Free Indeed!
Today our nation takes time to remember. Time to reflect on the lives of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that we enjoy. You may have members of your family, parent, grandparent, aunt, sibling, or uncle who gave their life for my freedoms. If so this day means of much more for … Continue reading Thinking and Remembering
"Tolerance!" they shout. You must be tolerant to have value in society. If you do not tolerate differences in others you are "ignorant," "bigoted," "narrow-minded," and are likely a "religious nutter" (Fundamental or Evangelical Christian). At least that is what the media and modern society says. The modern American is tolerant of everyone. Excuse … Continue reading A New Tolerance Policy
Here is an offering inspired by the current and ongoing immigration battle in our nation. - Scott © July 30, 2010 Aliens in Need Alien, poor, helpless, in need; From poverty they long to be freed. A people blessed by God's grace; Can in turn bless the whole human race. Of the United States I do … Continue reading Aliens in Need
This past weekend I was back in Pensacola, Florida for the funeral of my mom's only sister (my aunt). While there, I had the opportunity to see people who are a part of my past. One of those people is Mrs. Gulsby, my fifth grade teacher at Escambia Christian School. Mrs. Gulsby was everything a … Continue reading A Lesson from Fifth Grade