Looking around the Bend

The road approaching our home snakes up a steep ridge toward Kincaid Lake and the Kisatchie National Forest. Its two lanes are narrow. There is no shoulder. Drivers can’t see the oncoming traffic until it’s practically alongside you. I have learned to take these curves slowly. Many of the trucks coming down from the lake…

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Unholy Violence and Holy Courage

Listen to Audio Paris. Beirut. Mali. A wave of murderous violence has issued from the Islamic State and Al Qaeda over the past week. Based on credible intelligence, Brussels is bracing for a similar attack. Polls tell us that a majority of Americans favor increased air strikes on ISIS-held territory. A host of governors insist…

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Birth Pangs

Listen to Audio Joy and I recently visited Washington to attend the institution of our new Presiding Bishop. Around the edges of that event we took a little time to see some of the sights. D.C. overflows with stately monuments and impressively solid buildings. The architecture in our capitol announces durability and strength. We glimpsed…

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