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We look in our rear view mirrors a lot. Some days we see beautiful scenery, like sunrises and sunsets. Other days, it seems like everyone is on our back. more
With the introduction of the new Tennessee license plates I have started a new car game. Maybe some of you are also playing this game. It is best played when stopped a red light for many reasons. more
African-American women have boldly preached the Gospel and even started Christian churches going all the way back to the time of slavery in our country. Many of those women became followers of Christ while slaves themselves. more
I wanted to take a minute today to address a Facebook post (something I don’t really do much) in which a follower commented in reference to T-G post: 35 Cases of COVID in Bedford County. She plainly stated, ‘We don’t care.’   more
Last week, on Thursday morning, we had the Leadership Lincoln group come up for a visit and Sen. Shane Reeves, Rep. Todd Warner, Rep. Clay Doggett, and I got to meet with them and tell them about how to pass a bill. more
Today is the second Saturday of March 2022, and it is also the second Saturday of “Women’s History Month.” I am dedicating my column for the four Saturdays of March 2022 to Some Amazing Women of Faith in our Nation’s History. more
I am sure there are positives in the in the use of social media platforms, but I struggle to find them. Supporters of social media cite being able to keep up with family members and friends, especially those who live far away. more
Those that know me or notice me will see me around town with my service dog “GRUNT” (unless he is having a spa day that is.)  Grunt is not an accessory or a status symbol; he’s a necessity for me in my daily life. Believe it or not there are days that I wish I could simply go about my day without Grunt. more
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted some to ask my thoughts on the matter. I spent a large portion of my career in national defense and national security, and I’m honored to respond. more
Way to go Community High Viqueens for reaching the goal of Region AA champs! I’m proud of this team. As a former Viqueen, it is truly heart-felt to see the girls earn this accomplishment. more
It is never a great idea to start a story or a column with a question, but what is happening in the world around us today can only produce a long list of questions.   more
Navajo matriarch, Irene Eskey, was born in the Spring of 1906, in early April when the cactus were blooming. Irene was born in a hogan on the Navajo Reservation in the high desert of Northern Arizona. And she went to meet with her Lord and Savior, face to face, on Saturday, February 18, 2022. more
Let’s make sure we hold our politicians accountable as our employees—not as their subjects.   more
This week, I met with dozens of constituents, attended the yearly Capitol Jam reception as well as over half a dozen others, and worked hard to get legislation through Committees in order to be heard on the Senate floor in weeks to come. more
Governor Lee’s major piece of legislation for this year was rolled out this week. Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) is the new blueprint on the state’s funding of K-12 education. more
It’s hard to believe but February is about over. If you recall, there are just 28 days. Yes, I still do the 30 days has September, April, June and November . . . . Today, I want to shout out to my alma mater Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro for doing an outstanding job, honoring Black History month. more
Today is the last Saturday in February 2022, and in honor of Black History Month I have been writing about some of the Unsung Black Heroes of the Christian Faith.  Today I want to honor a man of God by the name of David George.   more
I heard someone say the other day as we get older our major hobby becomes visits to doctors. Well, I have a lot of hobbies. I don’t need to add a medical one. But it looks like I have, at least so far this year. more
I want to recognize Dr. Farris Beasley, of Lincoln County, for his receipt of the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award. Each year, 1.6 million Tennessee volunteers give over 137 million hours of community service — contributing $3.3 billion to our economy. more
The last several columns I’ve written have been to recognize and honor certain missionaries and preachers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that most of us have never heard of. They are some of the Unsung Heroes of the Faith.   more
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