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Just about every American who was alive at the time remembers exactly where we were on September 11th, 2001. That tragic day shook New York City, Washington, D.C., Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the entire nation as the lives of the 2,977 Americans were taken in a brutal act of terrorism. 2,…

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By way of exceedingly good fortune, I recently found myself dining-in at Chuy’s Tex-Mex after Sunday service. Sitting at the table with me were several family members, including my dear-old-dad, an important player in today’s story.

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The August district work period is in full swing, and over the last couple of weeks I’ve had a lot of productive visits around the Third District.

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If there has been an overarching theme over my last few columns, it might be “Longing.” From using faith and gratitude to polish off the unruly edges of desire to mixing PBR and Southern Comfort to fill the hollow space left behind when a dream slips away unnoticed, my recent writings seem i…

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I can see the wind as it gently bends the leaves on the trees of my horizon. I can hear its presence shaking the tin-can chime hanging on my porch. Softly blows the summer zephyr tender on my skin, curling my lips into a lazy smile. 

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Deep Southerners are a unique paradox. We are hailed for being neighborly and yet have a reputation of racism. Our greatest intellectual, William Faulkner, hardly used proper grammar or spelling in his world-renowned literary masterpieces. Despite a history of impoverishment, we are consiste…

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“The high cost of living ain’t nothin’ like the cost of living high” – Jamey Johnson, country music legend.