Postscript of a Presidential Election

The election is over. The people have spoken. Barack Obama has been re-elected as president of the United States. As I promised in my post yesterday, I will pray for President Obama. He is the leader of this nation, and thus he is my leader. Post-election analyses will be abundant; I doubt I will add […]

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An Open Letter to the Next President of the United States

Dear President Obama or President-elect Romney: One of you men will soon be elected to lead our nation for the next four years. I realize that I am but one of tens of millions of voters and citizens. My words have little influence or impact. But, thanks to the freedoms we have in this nation, […]

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Ten Reasons for Thanksgiving on This Fourth of July

I love my country. No, I am not blind to the problems and struggles of our nation. Indeed, I have seen some of the blights of our country up close. I am a child of the deep South racism that scarred our nation for most of its history. I was also impacted by the segregationist cries of George […]

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Five Reasons to Take Memorial Day Seriously

Most historians point to a memorial service held in Charleston, South Carolina on May 1, 1865, as the beginning of Memorial Day as we know it today. The service followed the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by just a few days. As our nation began to see greater value and more reasons in remembering our soldiers […]

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Five Reasons Christians Should be Patriotic

Perhaps my view is a bit biased. After all, my family includes many veterans who sacrificed much for their county. My uncle, Charles Spurgeon Keller, gave his life in World War II when he stepped on a landmine at age nineteen. My father, Sam Rainer, was likewise a World War II hero with a number […]

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