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“I cried out to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill.” - Psalm 3:4 (ESV) Crying out for help is a plea of desperation when everything you’ve done just doesn’t seem … more
I’m a dad. I love being a dad! I consider myself a connoisseur of great dad jokes. If I hand off a grocery cart to a fellow dad, I am probably going to follow it up with, “I left some gas in it … more
I got an email the other day that lists North Carolina’s 12 seasons: “winter,” “fool’s spring,” “second winter,” “spring of deception,” “third winter,” “the pollening,” … more
Will Gov. Roy Cooper have a wall this summer? Could it be something like Donald Trump’s wall on the Mexican border that he promised to build? Do you remember how he said he would veto the … more
This is about a smart little dachshund dog (spelled by granddaughter Ruthie, a UNC-Chapel Hill senior) owned by Mavis Dew of Wake Forest that is only 8 inches tall and weighs only 8 pounds, but it … more
Carol Folt’s swift departure from the chancellorship of UNC-Chapel Hill a few weeks ago and her just as swift hiring as the president of the University of Southern California got me … more
Its finally here. After months of short days and cold temperatures, spring has arrived. I am sure I am not the only one excited about this. How can you not be excited? Trees and flowers are once … more
Romans 1:16-17 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God … more
Sometimes it is hard finding truth. That’s where I am regarding the UNC Board of Governors. Three top officials within the University of North Carolina System have resigned or been fired this … more
The term “four-letter word” is commonly used to refer to a list of English language words considered profane. In comedian George Carlin’s 1972 monologue, “Seven Words You Can Never Say on … more
In our last editorial, we talked about the seriousness of the grave threat of socialism from within. Anyone who has observed our nation’s track over the past 30 years or so has good reason to ask, … more
Is it just one more small-town business that has closed its doors? Or is there more to it? For North Carolina barbecue lovers, last week’s closure of Wilber’s in Goldsboro was like the loss … more
Nancy McFarlane is my mayor. She has led Raleigh through explosive growth, including a new train station, the purchase of Dix Park, promotion of Raleigh as an arts scene and tourist destination and … more
Two news items motivated me to write this week’s column about debt. One is a debate in the North Carolina General Assembly over state funding for new educational facilities, such as school … more
As pastors of a big, busy church, we get involved in all sorts of projects. Not long ago, we suited up and hopped on these construction vehicles. We thought we were being helpful. We were advised, … more
Growing up I was steeped in myth and magic. At the turn of the 20th century, my daddy lived in a haunted house on the edge of the Dismal Swamp and he told me spellbinding tales, both real and … more
In my spiritual journey, I’m always looking for a good self-help book based in spirituality and have been reading a lot of books by authors such as Paulo Cuelho, Eckhart Tolle and Lao Tzu. … more
I guess all of us have some unusual happenings in our lives and I am not excluded. Just last week I heard an unusual noise in my home and I mean it was really loud. I was still in bed that morning, … more
For most of us, color plays a big part in our lives. We see the sky change color with sunrises and sunsets. Flowers bloom around us in riotous colors. We follow the guide of stoplights, and … more
There is now a huge effort by radical Democratic leadership to attack America — not by weapons of warfare, but by a cancerous threat against our nation from within. Socialism is being pushed by … more
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