Happy Headlines

  As promised: WASHINGTON (CNN) – President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama have been in regular communication, a top Trump aide said Sunday.     NASHVILLE – A lottery player who bought a ticket in Lafayette, Tenn., has won a $420.9 million grand prize, the Tennessee Lottery announced early Sunday.     Online salesContinue reading “Happy Headlines”

Come for a Visit

I started a new blog after the US election. It’s at http://patriotsvoiceblog.wordpress.com I called it that because of a statement by Barack Obama, “WE are all patriots.”  The definition of this word is interesting:  “a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.” It does not meanContinue reading “Come for a Visit”

Reactions Run Amuck

What is happening????? Why are people acting out so violently?????   Perhaps it’s time for one long time out:  Take a break from all of the things that anger, distress, worry or frighten us; find some quiet, nurturing peace and calm down.  There does seem to be a corporate unrest in the air these days.Continue reading “Reactions Run Amuck”

The Party Everyone Wants to attend

Thursday is a national holiday in the US: Thanksgiving. This year, I am in charge of the community dinner, which will feed around 200 people. It’s my first time doing this.  At first, I thought we could make things a little smaller, but the community is so enthusiastic about it, we’ll have to do theContinue reading “The Party Everyone Wants to attend”

Invitation

I would love to hear from you: If you live somewhere other than the United States, please come tell about your country; if you do live in the US, add to the conversation. Go to https://patriotsvoiceblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/what-happens-in-your-country/ I look forward to hearing from you.

The Paradox

There is truth on both sides of the abortion issue:   Yes, according to the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the US Constitution, a woman has the right to choose when it comes to her own body, including the tragic and sad matter of having an abortion.  The two amendments cited are #9 and #14.  Continue reading “The Paradox”

A Painful Dilemma

Regardless of whether you are pro choice or pro life, I have a question for you: What would happen if Roe vs Wade were repealed? As one who belongs to Jesus, I have wrestled with this a lot.   I know that the hope is, abortion would end.  That is not borne out in history,Continue reading “A Painful Dilemma”

Counting Kindnesses

One day, I had gone to one of my favorite delis for lunch.  I placed my order; then stood back out of the way to wait for it.  When the server came back, she informed me that someone had paid for my lunch.  That person remained anonymous.  I felt quite special and pleased by thisContinue reading “Counting Kindnesses”

A Call To Kindness

I have been considering something for a few weeks now:  A decision to learn how to sow kindness and  grace more fully.   We are exposed to so much that is crass, angry, hateful, prejudiced and just plain rude; it is time to build more noble things up.   My goal is to be aContinue reading “A Call To Kindness”

Heroes In a Troubled World

This morning, I heard a story on the BBC about a journalist who had spent a week on the MSF Dignity.  She told about the people being rescued and their hardships.  She said they rescued more than 500 people while she was on board.   I had heard of Doctors Without Borders, but had notContinue reading “Heroes In a Troubled World”