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RALEIGH — While modern conservatism in America brings together a number of discrete groups, interests and priorities, one of its unifying themes is maximizing freedom — by which … more
Titus 1:9 (ESV) “He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” For every … more
As I look toward this COVID-clouded Thanksgiving, I am having an acute attack of nostalgia. I cooked my first Thanksgiving turkey in 1961, when, as young newlyweds, we were separated from family … more
RALEIGH — When the Associated Press and other news organizations asked North Carolina voters for their perspectives on the just-concluded 2020 elections, there was no shortage of … more
Illnesses are ignored and chronic conditions go untreated as the coronavirus crisis conspires to keep Americans away from their family doctors. More than a third of primary care physicians had … more
Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is all the more important, and this year has been one of the most … more
Even though, like many, I have been working at home for the past eight months, I am still able to interact with people. Thanks to modern technology, my presentations to groups have … more
I love the Thanksgiving service when the congregation sings “Come Ye Thankful People Come,” and “We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing.” Usually, the … more
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In fact, the whole month of June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. What? It’s not June? Wow, this pandemic sure has me confused. But it takes … more
1 Thessalonians 1:6-7 (ESV) “And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all … more
To bake or not to bake — that is the question. I enjoy cooking, but I am not a baker. I can’t even remember the last time I made a cake, and pies are few and far between. When my children were … more
RALEIGH — In 2020, North Carolina Republicans and Democrats took their respective cases to the public. Each party asked voters to place it fully in charge of North Carolina government. The … more
New North Carolina collided with Old North Carolina in the 2020 election. It was a split decision. The battle goes on. New N.C. — younger voters, Blacks, urban residents, suburban women and … more
In four days, a once-obscure social network that’s been around since 2018 saw its user base swell by 4.5 million people, claimed the top spot on smartphone app download charts and trolled … more
I volunteer with a nonprofit organization in Raleigh that is based in a community that represents the nations. Over the past few years, as the news cycle around immigration ramped up I was … more
The longer I stay in this COVID cocoon, the harder it gets to remember how it feels to be a butterfly. I’m sure I wasn’t the most spectacular butterfly in the meadow, but for quite a long time, I … more
Psalm 139:4 (ESV) “For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.” Do you always feel like you have something you want to say, but don’t know how to … more
The very first page of Fredrik Backman’s “Anxious People” sets the stage for what appears to be a comedy along the zany lines of Abbott and Costello’s “Who On First?” — which was … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has just been reelected. It’s an outcome his two immediate predecessors, Democrat Bev Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory, were unable to … more
Gov. Roy Cooper did something this election that North Carolina’s last two governors couldn’t do: win a second term. Now he may have to do something no governor has done in nearly 30 … more
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