Independence Day and Charlie Gard

It is the 4th of July.  I had not planned on writing anything today but the case of Charlie Gard just keeps running through my mind.  I think of those words in our Declaration of Independence – “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Charlie Gard is a ten month old in Great Britain. He has a rare disease for which there is no proven cure and there is no life expectancy.  There is an experimental treatment in the United States. Continue reading

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The Baby I am Holding is Not Just a Zygote

2016-01-20 11.29.43Last Sunday was Sanctity of Life Sunday. Churches across the nation focused messages and lessons on the sanctity of life. I had the privilege of worshipping with Grace Evangelical Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. They interviewed a young mother in their worship service that made the subject deeply personal to me.

It was a typical day in December 2014. I was scrolling through my Facebook glancing at posts ranging from political discourse to family photos. One caught my attention. She was at the end of her rope, fed up with life, tired of the corruption and hypocrisy that she experienced from others. Something about her post told me that it was not just another rant by someone angry with the politics of the day.

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Review of Rick Santorum Announcement Speech

Rick Santorum announced his candidacy on May 27 at Penn United Technologies Inc. in Cabot, Pennsylvania. He introduced his family on the stage with specific mention of two children.

The first was their daughter, Bella, who had just celebrated her 7th birthday. Bella was born with a condition known as Trisomy 18 and was not expected to live beyond her first year. You may recall that in the 2012 Republican primary season, Santorum cancelled campaign events in Florida when Bella was admitted to the hospital and was not expected to live. Continue reading

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Review of Carly Fiorina Announcement Speech

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard, announced her candidacy for the Presidency on May 4 via a YouTube Video. She gave her first public speech after the announcement at the South Carolina Freedom Summit in Greenville, South Carolina on May 9.

I had only heard of Carly Fiorina but knew little other than she was the CEO of Hewlett Packard. Her speech was the last on the agenda of a weekend packed with speakers. She spoke for approximately 25 minutes. For those who waited until the end, they found that Carly Fiorina was worth the wait. She spoke with the conviction of another Margaret Thatcher.She opened her speech on the offensive against Hillary Clinton.

“Like Hillary Clinton, I too, am running for President of the United States. But unlike Hillary Clinton, I am not afraid to answer questions about my track record or my accomplishments.” Continue reading

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