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KCarl Smith: The Apostle Paul, diversity outreach specialist

The Apostle Paul is certainly one of the best-known figures in the Bible. The letters he wrote thousands of years ago remain insightful...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Parenting - you're not alone; you will make it

How cute, right? Um, not so fast. I'm not in the picture. Instead, I'm seated to the left of Emmy, who is holding the baby, eating...

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Joey Clark: Mad as hell and don't want to take it anymore

In this age of narrative wars, the 1976 Sidney Lumet classic film Network is still worth the price of streaming. From memorable scenes...

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Krissie Allen: A toast to nostalgia

Over the last few weeks, a number of fond childhood memories have resurrected from my past; simple memories such as snuggling under...

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Phil Williams: As goes the King, so goes the Country

There’s an old saying that “heavy is the head that wears the crown.” It speaks to the fact that leadership bears the burden of responsibility...

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Richard Simmons: The humility of Christmas

In Mathew 11:29, Jesus gives us a surprising description of himself. He says, “. . . I am gentle and humble of heart.” The God of the...

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Ray Melick: Over the river and through the woods

One of the true joys of Christmas – at least for me – has always been spending time with family. When my own children were little,...

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Caylah Coffeen: Don't take the bait

Biden just announced that he’s extending the student debt moratorium until May 1st. It was set to end on Feb 1st, but he’s extended...

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KCarl Smith: A former slave and the founding documents

The future of America rests on the shoulders of those who cherish our Founding Principles ─ free speech, religious liberty, the idea...

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Ray Melick: What do Alabamians want? Senate election to reveal

No one can argue that Richard Shelby has not been committed to serving the State of Alabama. When our senior Senator officially leaves...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Love in the time of COVID bureaucracy

Have you ever left a vigorous discussion, stumbling over your words only to have your best thoughts show up as you walked away? Or,...

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Justin Bogie: Alabamians keep paying, Congress keeps spending

Last week, Congress cleared a bill to raise the federal debt limit by $2.5 trillion, increasing the new statutory limit to more than...

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Krissie Allen: The value of hypocrisy

“Embrace hypocrisy.” That was the message delivered by the late Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist William Raspberry over 25 years ago...

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Ray Melick: Let's go Brandon!

NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan (do I really need to explain who he is?) was never one to get involved in politics. Once asked to...

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Phil Williams: Proof-check your politicians

I have a confession to make: I’m a voice texter. Does that make me old? I don’t know. I do think that generations younger than me can...

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Dan Sutter: How free is Alabama’s economy?

Economic freedom is the freedom to buy and sell in markets and use our skills, talents, and property as we choose.  Economic freedom...

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Richard Simmons: The unraveling of our nation

There is a great concern in our nation that the rule of law is unraveling. As we watch the news each night, we begin to wonder where...

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Matt Clark: Don't give up on marriage

I’ve always respected people who refuse to give up. I had a great example of that growing up. My father had a very successful career....

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Jessica Taylor: Parents are the last line of defense of educational freedom

Just under two months ago, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) drafted a letter to the Biden Administration labeling a group...

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KCarl Smith: It's time for a name change

A word can take on a new meaning that might surprise you. For instance, because of GOP missteps and the Left's use of negative propaganda,...

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Sen. Tuberville: Let the people back into their Capitol

By Senator Tommy Tuberville  It’s time to allow the American people to return to their United States Capitol. In March of 2020, Americans...

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Justin Bogie: Alabama top education officials cry 'more, more, more'

More, more, more. As requests for the state’s fiscal year 2023 Education Trust Fund (ETF) continue to roll in, these lyrics from Billy...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Narcissists directing COVID policies

Just so we're clear. We're dealing with malignant narcissists. Y'all know that, right? You know, the ones that suffer from delusions...

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Krissie Allen: America’s Negativity Crisis

While I was growing up, my dad would wake me up in the morning by knocking on my bedroom door and saying in his most upbeat voice,...

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Phil Williams: Leading from behind, again

This past week was a major week in US foreign policy. That’s major with a capital “M.” After the Afghanistan debacle and combined with...

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Richard Simmons: Why leaders fail

Stephen Covey often spoke of how leadership development has changed. He said that all the relevant literature on leadership that was...

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Ray Melick: What were once vices are now legislative priorities

The band “The Doobie Brothers” (ask your parents) put out an album way back in 1974 with the title, “What were once vices are now habits.”...

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