At the Corner of Grace & Freedom

Happy Fourth of July! Let’s travel, go to the beach, celebrate with a backyard BBQ, burgers and beers, family, friends, and fireworks! Good times, after all we live in the “land of the free, home of the brave”, right? But do we ever stop to think about what it means to be “free”? What does…

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Nothing Left To Lose

I’m not sure exactly why, but often a song comes to mind – sometimes only a snippet – when I think about the topic words for each month’s post. July’s very apt subject is freedom, so it makes sense, doesn’t it (I’m asking for a friend) that the song that pops into my head is…

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Under No Circumstances

All alone in my car, waiting for the red light to turn green, I watched the driver next to me take a deep drag from his Marlboro. Immediately, I thought, “I could run to the drugstore, buy a pack, and smoke just one before I get home. Nobody has to know.” I’d recently quit, but…

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Give Me Liberty

Jennifer Mobley Thompson

July 4th is a big day in the lives of Americans. It was the day our forefathers declared independence from the British Empire. And though we celebrate the freedom it represents, our nation wasn’t actually free on July 4th. Not until the end of the American Revolution in 1781 were we considered a free and…

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