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The azaleas and dogwoods are in bloom and it is Masters week at Augusta National Golf Course.   Golf is not one of my high priority sports. I’m not particularly good at it. And if I … more
In 2017, Lynn and I stood together on the Mount of Olives overlooking the city of Jerusalem in the nation of Israel. My heart was flooded with wonder and awe as I looked out across the Kidron … more
This week’s event highlight was the Lincoln County/Fayetteville Hamburger Day on the Hill. The Lincoln County Livestock Association cooked 1,200 burgers that were provided by Pilaroc … more
Easter is such a great time to humble ourselves like little children. I still love Easter egg hunts.  While I love chocolate and peanut butter like a kid, my greatest joy has been sharing the Easter story over the years. more
Middle Tennessee is going to pot…as in potholes. We have all heard the excuses. A brutal winter. Cheap asphalt that didn’t hold up.   more
Thank you! I like to say those words. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have so many things to be thankful for… so many people to be thankful for… I have experienced … more
This week was filled with big events and a very busy week moving bills through the system. We had 366 bills on the calendars during the two days of committees and I had two on the House floor. All of mine are moving along and I expect them to be passed and signed by the Governor.  more
Today is the last Saturday of Women’s History Month. I have enjoyed sharing about some amazing Women of Faith in my columns in March 2022. more
Sometimes when we see something every day, we fail to genuinely appreciate it. When was the last time you paused and took a good look at the Shelbyville square?   more
Tempers are running high as people are working hard to get their bills moving forward before all of our committees close. Several committees closed this week and we hope to get the others wrapped up soon. more
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
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