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Happy Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth to my Texas African-American brothers and sisters! On this day 155 years ago (June 19, 1865) the news of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and of Congress’s 13th Amendment was delivered with finality and authority on the shores of Galveston, TX, effectively ending slavery in the Lone Star State.

Memorializing the Fallen

Today, let us remember that the value of our nation’s heritage is built atop the blood of soldiers who paid the ultimate price. Let us remember that we are who we are on the shoulders of those who have died to procure and to preserve the values of our country.

Victory in Southerland Springs

(5) I called to the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me and put me in a spacious place. (6) The Lord is for me; I will not be afraid. What can a mere mortal do to me? (7) The Lord is my helper, therefore, I will look in triumph on those who hate me. (Psalm 118:5-7, CSB) To those children of God who called…

Church, POTUS, & Allegiance

“I pray that the perception of your mind may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength. He demonstrated this power in the Messiah by raising Him from the…

Living in Babylon

Some mornings I wake up and silently ask myself, “Where am I?” The country I knew in my childhood is, in many ways, only a shadow of a memory. Racial bigotry, moral demise, political unrest, economic upheaval, and religious syncretism have become standard. Normal. Some of this change can be attributed to a widening perspective that comes with age, I admit.…

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