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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
Some of you may have wondered whether my cat was walking across the keyboard while I was typing the title of my column, Pecunia Non Olet. It's a Latin phrase that translates into “Money has no smell.” So why have I chosen that as the title of my column?   more
When John and Charles Wesley set foot on American soil for the first time in 1736, they wanted to not only preach to the white congregation of the new Anglican church in the colony of Georgia, but John wanted to evangelize the Indians. more
Life moves on.  I am preparing for surgery Monday that I pray will not be life threatening. I have had a cranial injury and preparation for the surgery has controlled my life that past several days. more
This week has been a really busy week with lots of meetings in my office, as well as many committee meetings and three House floor sessions. more
I’ve always been a western fan (like Cheyenne Bodie, Marshal Matt Dillon, The Virginian to name a few). But watching the black-and-white old Hollywood versions of handsome men on horses shooting revolvers is completely different than the live action of one’s first rodeo.  more
It’s beginning to look at lot like … time to take down all of those Christmas decorations. If you are able to store those Christmas decorations it is time do it. So store them until next year. It will be Christmas again before we know it. more
In honor of Black History Month, here are some significant mission events that happened on these dates in February involving African American Missionaries and Ministers throughout history. These men and women were faithful to fulfill the “Great Commission.” more
I want to thank the bi-partisan Select Committee on Redistricting — especially Chairman Curtis Johnson and Attorney Doug Himes. We had several meetings over the fall and early this year and I feel like we have come up with a very good plan. more
Individualism has its place in life, urging people to be more self-reliant and encouraging many to achieve personal economic success. But one area where individualism needs to be squelched for the collective good is on the roads.   more
Years ago I sat down with some friends and learned how to play the game of Chickenfoot. It is a game played with dominoes.   more
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