Thoughts on writing, religious liberties, and more

Author's Ramblings

Balancing the Scales

The scales of justice reflect that Lady Justice is blind and demonstrate how easily the scales can swing one way or the other. While we want Lady Justice to be blind to improper influences, being blind to establishing proper priorities in life can have devastating...

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Embracing Hope Behind Bars

In the shadows of society's conscience lies a group of individuals often forgotten and stigmatized: the incarcerated. Prisons are seen as places of punishment and isolation, with little hope for change or redemption. However, amidst the harsh reality of life behind...

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How a retired Judge started writing fiction

If you’d asked me 30 years ago what I saw myself doing after retiring from my law career, my answer probably would not have been, “Writing Christian fiction novels.” The things I wrote most in my career were legal briefs that would bore most non-attorneys. Yet, here I...

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The Freedom We’re Guaranteed … and the Freedom We’re Not

Yesterday, millions of individuals gathered with friends and family to celebrate the birth of America and the many freedoms we enjoy in this nation. We listened to patriotic music, waved flags, and watched fireworks in honor of our country. As Christians, we can and...

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Will the Next Generation Give Up on God?

  Like many Christians, I have observed growing hostility to our closely-held beliefs over the years. What used to be accepted as truth is now viewed with derision by culture, and in some cases, legal precedent has been set to remove our religious liberties. I...

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Christmas at Thanksgiving!

I love Christmas time! We are usually one of the first with our house lights on and Christmas tree up! This last year my wife and I went to San Antonio for Thanksgiving on the Riverwalk and they had a great Christmas parade. That was a draw for us to go there and it...

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Scary Moments

Sometimes in life there are those scary moments! It can be a car wreck, an illness, financial setback, death of a loved one or many other challenging moments. This last week, we had one of those moments. Our granddaughter is a pitcher for her high school softball...

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Keys To A Successful Marriage

My wife and I have been blessed to work with nearly wed and newlywed couples for many years. From time to time, we ask couples that have been married for a number of years to share some keys for a successful marriage. Recently, Leroy and Vaness Grant shared their keys...

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COVID, COURTS AND COMPUTERS

Recently I decided to serve as a visiting judge - which is a judge appointed to fill in when the permanent judge is absent. Covid has created havoc in many courts and have prevented jury trials and slowed the wheels of justice. Many judges have tried to be creative in...

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Out Of The Mouths of Babes….

My children, and now my grandchildren, have been the source of a lot of laughter but also wisdom. This past Thanksgiving, I had just sat down in my comfy chair when my 5-year-old granddaughter pulled my cap off my head and said "the rule is no hats on in the house." I...

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My favorite Teacher!

Teachers, content, and parents rights concerning their children's education is in the news a lot these days! I know there are a number of good, dedicated and concerned teachers even when it appears some have lost their way. But I want to harken back to my favorite...

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Still Loving the grandkids!

Always love the opportunity to be with the grandkids!   Beautiful thirteen year old granddaughter cheerleading!     Son's family loves deer meat, so thirteen year old grandson got this 8 point with a bow! Open up the freezer!

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