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With all the discussion about race and the violence blamed on injustice during this election season, there’s got to be a lesson for today somewhere in George Mason’s life. more
Recently, I had the opportunity to be around one of the most Godfearing professional athletes I had ever met, former Baylor Bears and current New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty. more
Older women used to tell me to “take care of myself” as I was caring for my adorable toddlers. What in the world does that mean, I thought at the time. Even if I knew how to take care of myself, when would I find the time? For practical purposes of column space, I want to think first about the way we take care of ourselves privately. What are some practical things any one can do to refresh our own heart? more
Here in Austin, the Legislature has ended our second week of session. We are off the starting block and continue to pick up the pace for the long race ahead. During this time, as more bills are filed and the members have a chance to meet with each other, many of the issues which will define the course of the coming months begin to appear. more
We take care of so many other people, sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. Last week I shared a list of ways to care for your inner person when you are alone. This week our focus is on caring for ourselves while we are with others. more
This week, the Lieutenant Governor began referring bills to committee and we will soon begin to hear them in committee. The legislative process kills more bills than it passes, which I consider a good thing. Only the best legislation which has had significant public input and survived the hearing process should become law. more
We are going to see a contrast in leadership styles as Obama leaves office and Trump steps up. This got me thinking about how leadership looks in our families, in our community, and in our nation. Having interviewed countless leaders in our region, I am convinced that good leaders have certain qualities that set them apart from poor leaders. A glance at God’s nature informs us that good leaders initiate. more
Our culture is distressed over marriage. All the romantic comedies end with a happy couple riding off into the sunset. Contemporary media shows us one act at a time, but can never show us the whole story when it comes to marriage. In media, a wedding is often the culmination of the story. In real life, dating is just an experiment. In real life, the wedding is just the beginning. In real life, the married couple has to figure out how to live happily ever after for rest of their lives. more
I ordered my Valentine’s Day cards. Hopefully, they will get mailed before Easter. more
This week marks the end of the first month of the legislative session. Senate committees are beginning to hold hearings and the Capitol is buzzing with constituent groups and association visits. more
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