Thoughts on writing, religious liberties, and more

Author's Ramblings

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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Protecting Our Kids From Religious Liberty Attacks

Our kids, their schools, parents’ role in education and how to respond are all in the news today. That fight is not new, but the intensity and the attacks on parents trying to protect their kids seems to have greatly intensified. This week I learned about a young man...

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Religious Liberty Appreciated

Over these last few days we have all been horrified at the images and news coming out of Afghanistan. The abuse, hopelessness, chaos, stories of human tragedy, and religious persecution have been heartbreaking! We pray for protection, peace of God and the ability to...

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Grandkids are Grand!

Thanks to our kids for our grandkids! They really are grand. As each grandchild turns 12, my wife and I take them on a trip by themselves - to any place in the continental U. S. where they want to go! It gives us an opportunity to spend one-on-one time with each one...

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GET MY KIDS OUT OF THE PIT!

By: Judge Roy Sparkman, (Retired), Author of A Pastor’s Pit* “Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they’re born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.” — Ray...

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Preparing Pastors For Religious Liberty Attacks

Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  When I was taking flying lessons to get my private pilot’s license, my instructor pilot made me do a lot of things I hoped I never had to do: land the plane with the engine shut off; bring the...

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Supreme Court Creates Confusion About Religious Liberty

Two decisions by the US Supreme Court in the last week of the Court's 2020-2021 term resulted in confusion concerning the status of religious liberty. In Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, the Court ruled 9-0 that the City of Philadelphia could not bar Catholic Social...

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