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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 07:42:19

Wimping Out

The New York Times mobile app sent me a breaking news update Wednesday morning: "U.S. Economy Unexpectedly Contracted in Fourth Quarter." Based on high government third-quarter spending and government policies and politics occurring during the fourth quarter, the slowdown should....

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 07:41:36

Republicans Have Opportunity to Embrace Social Business

Fascinating. President Obama mentioned our Constitution in the first paragraph of his inaugural address, but in the same paragraph quoted from the Declaration of Independence, noting that we "articulated in a declaration" the following words: "We hold these truths to....

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 07:40:52

Republican Congressional Battle Plan Needs Strategic Rework

Last week, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed cited the need to use hard and soft politics in governing the city. "We are making hard decisions again and again that allow us to show compassion," the Democrat told a luncheon held by....

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 07:40:17

The World of All 8 O’clock Classes and No Cuts

My undergraduate studies took place at Presbyterian College, a liberal arts school of about 1,000 students in Clinton, S.C. The town was so small that you had to leave it to find a McDonald's or go to a movie. The....

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 07:39:19

Ten Ways to Start the New Year Fresh

It's the beginning of a new year and a great chance to start over -- but how? Here are 10 ways to gain a fresh start in 2013. 1) What's past is past. Wipe all the disappointments of 2012 from....

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Thursday, December 27th, 2012 07:38:38

Take Time to Rest and Reflect Before the New Year

A year ago, I resolved to spend 2012 praying more and, in my prayers, asking for patience. I have prayed, I have asked, I have received, but not enough. Ask my family, and they may attest that I must not....

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012 07:37:53

Hearing God’s Call

The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six staff members of Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed last week, is a tragic reminder of the sanctity of life. Of promising young lives cut short and the uniqueness....

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Thursday, December 13th, 2012 07:37:07

Marriage Best Left to Churches

The current conundrum regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage is what happens when church and state are mixed -- the topics become confusing and confused. When I married my husband almost 15 years ago, I did so out of love....

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Thursday, December 6th, 2012 07:36:28

In Leadership, Appearances Matter

Last week, I was exiting my neighborhood Starbucks when I happened to overhear a middle-aged man talking to a younger man who appeared to be his son. "It matters what you wear," the older man told the younger, whose clothes....

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 07:32:28

If No One Goes With You, You Cannot Win

The passage in Ruth (1:16) highlights what it means to belong: "Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God my God." This was Ruth's response when her....

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