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Opinion

Forgive yourself instead of weeping over lost chances

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Someone said, “Our lives are defined by opportunities, including the ones we miss. Let us not weep over chances we have missed, but rather for the ones we did not take.” When I look back over my life, I can see where I’ve made plenty of mistakes and I’ve missed out on some wonderful opportunities. […]

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God’s love makes each person unique

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I’ve mentioned before about how most small towns have unusual characters who are disrespected and mocked as an embarrassment to the community. These outcast individuals are remembered for their strange behavior, while who they really are is hardly ever mentioned. I’ve spoken with some of these people in the past and discovered they are not […]

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Corker releases statement on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump proclaimed January 2018 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. “With the establishment of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and matching $25 million contributions from the U.S. and United Kingdom, […]

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Coalition shares Blueprint for Sensible Justice with gubernatorial candidates

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Coalition for Sensible Justice sent its 2018 “Blueprint for a Sensible Justice System” to all Tennessee gubernatorial candidates this week. The blueprint outlines recommended reforms to the criminal justice system to enhance public safety and save taxpayers money. The blueprint calls on the next governor to adopt reforms in the areas of: […]

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From Senator Alexander’s desk

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This year was a productive one in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the committee I chair: 13 substantial bills in the committee’s jurisdiction were signed into law; our committee approved 32 of President Trump’s nominees; and we held 32 hearings to tackle issues important to Tennessee families. In 2017, the committee took […]

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ACUF’s 2017 Tenn. State Ratings: On track to be year’s top scorer

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The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has just released its ratings for the 2017 meeting of the Tennessee General Assembly. These ratings, a portion of the comprehensive and nationwide ratings released by the ACUF, are designed to reflect how elected officials view the role of government and are helpful in illustrating how both chambers of […]

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Surrendering self to God’s will is critical to salvation

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Personal change is not easy. Anyone who advertises how wonderful it is to sacrifice, suffer and be uncomfortable probably has a degree in marketing. Even if we become experts on how to be successful, this does not automatically mean we will. Besides, beyond the motivational seminars and highly proclaimed formulas that are available, you are […]

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What about our box of chocolates?

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It’s hard to believe that 2017 is history. We have many things to be thankful for along with events and situations that brought sorrow, pain and disappointment. Forest Gump’s mom said, “life is like a box of chocolates” as we never know what we are going to get. We are not only unaware of what […]

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Make a faith-centered life your New Year’s resolution

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A brand-new year is here, and I am excited to see what the Lord has for us! Keeping Christ at the center of our thoughts takes a great deal of discipline and determination, but so does everything else we really care about. It comes down to how serious we are about knowing God and how […]

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Reflections on a safe home for children of a heroin addict

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I write this column on Sunday mornings, usually long before the sun rises. My house is quiet and that makes it much easier to concentrate. My coffee is hot and I sit in front of the computer, alone with my thoughts. Sometimes I’m able to type immediately and the 700 or so words I’m allowed […]

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Let every heart prepare Him room

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The author of this story is unknown and has been told by many people throughout the years. The gentleman whom I’m going to introduce was not a Scrooge, but a kind, decent man and generous to his family and upright in his dealings with other people. He just could not understand how or why Jesus […]

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North Pole News: Holiday song dispute and reindeer rights

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This week I’ve decided to stray slightly from the usual theme of this column and revive a popular annual tradition from years ago. I bring you the 2017 edition of: “News from the North Pole!” The official list of “That’s Not a Christmas Song” – otherwise known as T-NACS – was released recently, and committee […]

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