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  • Killing Innocent Children

    David Bryan, Guest Columnist|Mar 9, 2022

    In the first century A.D. a baby was born; His name was Jesus. It was prophesied that He would become the King of the Jews. At the time of His birth a king ruled over Judah by the name of Herod. Herod, like many kings, was notoriously known for his cruelty to anyone who was a threat to his throne. W hen he heard of the birth of Jesus, he immediately devised a plan to kill this innocent baby. He sent wise men to find the baby and told them to come back and tell him where the baby was so he could...

  • Put An End to War

    David Bryan, Guest Columnist|Mar 2, 2022

    In 1971, John Denver wrote a peace poem and sang a song that began like this: "Last night, I had the strangest dream I never dreamed before. I dreamed the world had all agreed to put an end to war..." If he was still living today, this song would hopefully be his number one hit. Among other vocal artists back then, John was a strong advocate for peace. We need more men and women today like John Denver. We need to put an end to wars like the one that is now going on in Ukraine. No nation should...

  • Needle Point or Gunpoint?

    David Bryan, columnist|Feb 16, 2022

    Did I heart it right? If I choose to not get the vaccine, the powers that be (local, state or federal) can come to my home and arrest me by gunpoint and put me in lockdown? Some state far-left legislators are threatening and apparently doing just that to the unvaccinated. I’ve also heard that some city officials are confining the unvaccinated in their cities to their homes. Really? On what authority? As far as I have heard or know there is no law (local, state or federal) that makes it a c...

  • A Coincidence?

    David Bryan, Guest Columnist|Feb 9, 2022

    A coincidence: a remarkable occurrence of events at the same time. A coincidence? The start up and spread of covid 19 and the 2020 presidential election. A coincidence? The necessity of mail-in votes and the last minute effect it had on the election. A coincidence? The 1st year of Biden’s presidency and the worst inflation in America in many years. A coincidence? The 1st year of Biden’s presidency and the worst influx of illegal immigrants, drug cartels and crime in America A coincidence? The 1s...

  • Discrimination Against White People

    David Bryan, Guest Columnist|Jan 26, 2022

    Did you know that if you are a white person that you are currently being discriminated against and punished for what other white people did in the past? The current powers that be and the world health organizations are putting white people on the bottom of the list for federal benefits and medical care simply on the basis of their color; regardless of their health conditions and American citizenship. Non-whites and illegal immigrants are getting benefits and medical assistance before and often...

  • Vanity

    David Bryan, Columnist|Jun 9, 2021

    Vanity of vanities, all is vanity! What is the profit to a man in all his labor which he labors under the sun? These were the words of a man named Solomon who was King of Israel from 965-926 B.C. Solomon had riches, power, fame and everything going for him but he didn’t have wisdom. So Solomon sought wisdom and understanding from God and although gifted with great wisdom from God, he struggled with the real purpose and meaning of life. Solomon was considered the wisest man who ever lived and h...

  • Living in a Free World

    David Bryan, Columnist|May 19, 2021

    Americans have described our nation since its beginning as ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave.” If there is one thing I know, it is that all of us Americans don’t see our freedoms alike. Our nation has been divided for quite some time and our politicians have quarrelled and debated from day one. James, the brother of Jesus, wrote two thousand years ago: “What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you...

  • What Can We Do?

    David Bryan, Columnist|May 12, 2021

    The day after my last editorial, I received an email from a couple who live in our city. They told me that they had read two of my editorials and that they thought that we were very much alike in our view of the current “goings on.” They also wanted to get in touch with me and others to discuss what we could do to help save our nation. I have done a lot of thinking about what is going on and a little writing about it. And I have asked myself numerous times if there was anything that I could do...

  • Addressing 'labels'

    David Bryan, Columnist|May 5, 2021

    Recently, I have been tagged by someone who “knows me well,” as a conspiracy theorist. I’m not sure what that is but apparently it is someone who believes there is a conspiracy going on but he bases it on unproven theories, not facts or truth. Just thought that you might want to know my present state of being, before you read my article. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,” Genesis 1:1. The earth that God created then is the same earth we live on today, no real changes....

  • The Bible. What is it?

    David Bryan, Guest Columnist|Apr 14, 2021

    In 1976, I graduated from high school and was getting ready to go to a Christian college in Oklahoma. I grew up believing in God, church and the Bible and wanted to be a preacher and teacher of the Word. I had a few months to go before I left for college and so I got a job working at McDonalds. One day I was standing at the counter taking and handing out orders and the lobby was full of customers. As I was waiting on one customer, I noticed an elderly lady enter and began working her way up to t...

  • Animal Farm in Comparison

    David Bryan, Guest Columnist|Mar 31, 2021

    In an earlier article I used George Orwell’s novel “1984” as the basis of my thought process. Two years before George Orwell wrote “1984” (in 1945) he wrote a novella entitled “Animal Farm.” “Animal Farm” was an allegory of the Russian Revolution of 1917. At that time, a power- hungry Tsar ruled over the Bolshevik people of Russia, making their lives miserable. The Bolsheviks revolted against his tyranny. Some have claimed that the moral of this novella was: “power corrupts, absolute power corr...

  • '1984' Revisited and Re-Imagined

    David Bryan, Guest Columnist|Mar 24, 2021

    In 1947, a man named Eric Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, started a novel entitled “1984.” He described the novel in his own words as “a most dreadful mess.” This novel was published in 1949, the year I was born. Happy birthday to me! This novel was also made into a movie that I watched on television this past year. Eric Blair had a vision of things to come and at the same time a reminder of things that already had come. He saw not only the possibility but the reality of the...

  • Where Are Our Freedoms Going?

    David Bryan, Guest Columnist|Mar 10, 2021

    My name is David Bryan. I am an American born citizen, born in 1949 in Baylor County, Texas. I have lived my entire life in America except for a year I spent in Turkey serving my country in the United States Army. I have always been told that America was the home of the brave and the land of the free. That I have as one of its citizens the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I have the right and freedom to my choice of religion and the right to worship God as I please. No one h...

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