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Welcome to my little space on the internet.

Since 2005,  I have been actively writing and blogging about my personal life, politics, and random events; as well as, my  views on education, faith, and culture. Here you will find a smattering of some of those writings and my views of the world. Follow the links below.

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Daily Verse: Confession

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1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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To think about it, confession is a single act. One in which we present ourselves, on faith, to God. He the chooses to do two things for our behalf, forgive our sin and a cleanse our soul. In our corruption, we fall short of what we were all intended to fully become. Having faith is to give to God a confession of sin that is wrapped in the hope of forgiveness and righteousness. Therefore, confession only works if we have faith in the process. Maybe that is why we confess so little and hold on to do many sins.

Daily Verse

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Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. -Philippians 4:8
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Anything worthy of praise, wow what an amazing and unending list of things to think about. A child’s laugh, birds in the sky or the wind through the field.

ISIS, Iran, Iraq, and Irony.

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Quote from BBC News: This means that the US – which has also sent aircraft to Iraq – is operating alongside Iran in this conflict.

The US has deployed drones and helicopters to Iraq and is actively gathering intelligence on the advance by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis). Washington is also supplying Iraq’s existing air force with Hellfire missiles.

In this case adversity has made for strange bed-fellows.

As reported earlier this year, the US and Iran had a good working relationship in the days following Sept. 11. Al Qaeda and the Taliban were a mutual foe but the Axis of Evil  SOTU speech of 2003 killed that operational cooperation and led to far right leadership taking over in the next election. Ten years later we find ourselves back together again, kinda.