Thursday, July 4, 2024

Happy Independence Day! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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God Bless America!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

I consider myself fortunate and blessed to have grown up during an era when loving your country and striving to meet its founding ideals was normal and patriotic. Understanding our history, founding, and the course our nation charted was incorporated into our schools and daily lives. We loved our country without reserve and strived to achieve a level of perfection no nation in history had ever even dreamed of. Have we been perfect? No, we have been far from it at times, but our nation’s core ideals are committed to pursuing perfection, although we know perfection is allusive. It seems reasonable to me that your probability of achieving or landing near perfection is highly more probable having aimed for it over not.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

September 12, 2001: The day America changed

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Unless you were too young at the time, everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they learned of the attack on the twin towers. But do you recall your first thoughts after hearing the news? Do you recall what you were doing in the days and months leading up to the attack?

22 years have passed since that morning I walked into the back loading dock door of the Riverside County Administrative Center, where I received the call just before entering.

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Why does God let bad things happen?

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I have often heard people ask the question. Why does God let bad things happen? This question is often raised in different scenarios. Some ask the question after something tragic happens to them or someone they love. Or maybe they or a family member received bad news from a doctor. Just turning on the news for some might prompt the question, how could a supposed loving God allow such bad things to happen?
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Saturday, August 5, 2023

How can Christianity be true when Christians are flawed?

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I have often heard people say that they have met or known Christians who do not act or talk as they think Christians should. The imperfections they see in these so called Christians justify their belief that Christianity is false or flawed. To further their justification of their belief, they might point to a recent scandal involving a religious leader or actions that have been overlooked by a church.
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