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Will Regular People Please Report For Duty?

… we have enough “celebrities” Oh for the days when you could tell the players without a program, scorecard, or playbook. Many years ago, we knew people were exactly who they were just because we somehow knew! When I saw Chuck, I knew he was the same as the kid I physically defended in second…
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More, Most, or Maybe?

More, Most, or Maybe? Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks was the right side for me. The experience was worth more than the cost of an education based in sociology and community. This was especially true because radio was primitive, television was definitely an infant, and high tech meant we had a…
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The Money Monster

Did you see the 1959 movie about the island nation that declared war on the U.S. and then surrendered to collect foreign aid? It was a great British adaptation of a 1955 book. It was entitled */The Mouse That Roared/. *Sometimes even a small amount of money can make a lot of noise! If you…
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The View From The Pew

I may have titled this piece wrong. Is the church pew still relevant? With the “Covid” and all the other factors (including some “governmental” interference), it seems that we may be in danger of losing a time-honored tradition that goes back nearly two thousand years. But there may be some pictures in your mind of…
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Expand Your World

Has the old Covid-19 got you down? Are you cowering in the corner of imagined safety from the dread disease? Are you still engaged in the argument whether to mask or not to mask? If you answered yes, or if you answered no, to any of the questions, I have great news for you! There…
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EMBRACED BY THE SPIRIT

Embraced By The Spirit was published by Life Bridge Books in the autumn of 2005. It was not a best seller. In fact, it was an almost no-seller. I think I may have sold about two copies: one was because some man pre-ordered it prior to the printing, and the other was because a cousin of mine sent some unsolicited money after receiving a gratis copy in her mail in Iowa.

Flip, Flop, Fail, or Faith?

Finally, I am back at the old keyboard to write something other than answers to a daily plethora of email messages. So I hope you are ready for this second installment (and the last for this series) about the “Deplorables” and the “Adjustables.” I suggest you re-read that missive as a background for this one…
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The Deplorable or Adjustable Life (?)

The Deplorable or Adjustable Life (?) About four years ago, a certain presidential candidate whose initials are Hillary, said me and my kind were “Deplorables.” She was wrong! We were and are “The Incredibles!” We are incredible because we are “The Adjustables!” Our kind dates back to the first century AD (or CE if you…
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Profiles of Pastors

Dr. Paul’s position on … Profiles of Pastors I am living under my 14th president of the United States of America. I saw two of them in person. I have lived under the mentorship of five pastors. I felt close to two of them. Those pastors I have known who were not my leader have…
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You May Not Want To Know But …Here goes!

By Dr. Paul Collins The subject is a compilation of a few of my current interests. A partial list is below (not listed in any order of importance because they are all vital): 1.Prepping to live in a deprived society: when systems break down, the availability of water, food, tools, etc. becomes an individual/family responsibility.…
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