The Shock Factor of Heaven

Much ado is being made this week about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meeting face-to-face in Helsinki, Finland.

Despite the hysteria and clarifications, I’m more fascinated with another “face-to-face” that all of us will experience one day. That interview will contain no spin, deception, or need for understanding.

Quite the opposite.

Call it the shock factor of heaven.

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Is God a Moderate?

This week’s nomination by President Trump of D.C. District Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court remains the talk of the nation  (including many mindless protests).

Kavanaugh is a superb candidate with impressive credentials. He graduated from Yale Law School, has a beautiful family (he and his wife Ashley met in the Bush 2 White House and have two daughters), possesses a strong Catholic faith (he serves the needy through Catholic charities), a good sense of humor (in coaching his girls’ basketball teams he said, “they call me Coach K”), and vast and eloquent legal opinions (300 cases over 12 years).

Kavanaugh “reveres” the US Constitution and will not be a judicial activist. Yet, some believe he might be a “moderate conservative” due to a few opinions he authored.

Only time will tell. Personally, I believe he’s a good choice for America.

Even if he does have some moderate tendencies, isn’t that a good thing? After all, isn’t God a moderate?

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The Best Birthday Present Donald Trump Could Give to America

The 4th of July–our American birthday– is one of my favorite holidays because of what it stands for: a nation committing itself, “under God,” to exist for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Yes, I know the Continental Congress actually approved the Declaration of Independence on July 2nd (the final draft on July 4th) and the delegates probably didn’t sign the document until August.

But the birth of America celebrated on July 4, 1776 changed the world for good.

Enormous good.

Yet, most of us believe the USA needs a “re-birth” during these tumultuous years of the early 21st century.  And a very unlikely leader–President Trump–may be poised to give America its best gift in centuries.

What’s the best birthday present Donald Trump could give to America in 2018?

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