The story continues to unfold about Brett Favre, former QB of the Green Bay Packers (whose fans now insist he was QB of the Vikings last. Sorry, poor attempt at humor). He made sure funds were earmarked from the state to go to two pet projects of his. One was to the University of SouthernContinue reading “We allow exploitation of the poor and accept letting powerful people get away with it”
People who don’t go to jail for exploiting the poor. Among them now is former NFL QB Brett Favre. He took huge amounts of money from the state of Mississippi that was earmarked for welfare programs. He then helped funnel $5 million from that fund to help build a volleyball arena at his alma mater.
There isn’t any good way to start this. I think about “Last Third Living” and walking with discipline and my efforts to shove out the unnecessary things to focus better on the necessary things in my life… and then for a day I encounter the hard places. Places I have wanted to go to serveContinue reading “The hard places”
Political hacks are playing with “the least of these.”
About 50 migrants arrived by plane in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Wednesday on flights paid for by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and that originated in San Antonio, Texas. The migrants touched down at about 3:15 p.m. local time. Later Wednesday, a spokesperson for DeSantis sent a statement to NPR and other news outlets confirming that theContinue reading “Immigrants as political pawns”
There are physical famines all around us. Drought conditions are crippling regions of the world. Spiritual famine is real. It is very real in places where churches think they are doing well. The Spirit is trying to warn believers of these conditions. The warnings are being ignored .
David French typically hits it out of the park for me when I read his analysis of faith and culture. This week’s column was out of the park, the parking lot, the whole place. And it’s not because I simply agree. It hit home as well.
This is an eye-opening piece on the oppressive tax and legal system in the state where I now live. Much of it I have seen and there are things in the piece that confirm my suspicions. Some examples: While almost every state in the country, both red and blue, levies fines and fees that fallContinue reading “How systems are set up to oppress”
We go through news cycles fast. (There are other descriptions, but they have to do with gun images and I’m not ready for that right now.) The absolute corruption of the leadership of the SBC needs to be understood. It’s “SOOOOO last week” but it cannot be allowed that convenience!