Category Archives: Supreme Court

Red states/blue states/the state of your heart . . .

Beyond red states and blue states is the state of our hearts. There will be trouble in our nation, until we let love transform us from within. How is it with your soul? If we Americans were as concerned about … Continue reading

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What To Do When Culture Conflicts With The Bible

When I read the Bible, I encounter the living God and He speaks to me; comforts me; calls me, challenges me, inspires me, and strengthens me. I’ve read the Bible almost daily for 45 years and I stand by it … Continue reading

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Show And Tell — A Powerful Tool For Improving Your Life

Show and tell —  it’s not just for kindergarten and early elementary school.  It is a powerful tool for improving your life that works wonders for people of all ages. For instance, when people are stressed out, caught up in … Continue reading

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Freedom Riders And Church Diversity

I watched a two-hour documentary on PBS about the Freedom Riders, a group of young people (mostly college students) both black and white (committed to non-violence), who rode public busses together into the Deep South (in 1961) to challenge state segregation laws that … Continue reading

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The Most Ignored Words In America

What are the most ignorned words in America? I nominate “Viewer Discretion Advised.” The content and attitude of most popular American TV programs prove that Americans use little or no discretion in deciding what programs to watch. My dictionary defines … Continue reading

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America’s Bravest Supreme Court Justice — John Marshall Harlan

Although I didn’t rank John Marshall Harlan in my Top 10 Greatest Americans, I do consider him to be American’s Brave Supreme Court Justice ever. In 1896, seven men heard Homer Plessy’s story about being forbidden to ride in the “whites … Continue reading

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