All Good Gifts

It’s been easy to think, over the last three years, that life is all about the trials and struggles.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got troubles, right here in River City.

But, I don’t know. There seems to be more…hope…

Maybe it’s the news of spiritual awakenings happening in universities and around the globe.

Maybe it’s things like The Chosen and the Jesus Revolution movie that seem to indicate a spiritual renewal.

Maybe it’s my own consistency in morning prayer.

Maybe it’s the New York District Attorney all but guaranteeing the return of Donald Trump?

Too soon?

In my morning prayer and reading time and sometimes in my evening snoozing in my office comfy chair time, I have been very appreciative of the things that surround me.

My home office is full, and I do mean full, of memorabilia from important times in my life. Theater, college, politics, Santa…so much so that I’m completely redoing the office and moving to a different spare bedroom in the house.

As I sit there pondering my audition for Hoarders, I realize that all of that stuff tells me how blessed I have been. How blessed I am.

There still are things I want to do. Places I want to be. Deadlines I want to meet. In fact I have a daily countdown in my Moleskine to the significant dates of the year.

“They” used to say “don’t wish your life away,” and there’s a lot of good in that saying.

[Insert your favorite cliché here.]

  • Life is a journey, not a destination…
  • Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present…
  • Don’t mix your lights and darks.

No wait, maybe that last one doesn’t fit.

In spite of the things on the road ahead, I’m trying to live in, and appreciate, the moment.

It’s a good gift.


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Rep. James Comer (R-KY) revealed on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with host Maria Bartiromo that new steps have been taken in the investigation of Joe Biden’s shady business dealings. More evidence has been found on Hunter Biden’s laptop linking President Biden himself to very disturbing deals overseas, even linking Biden family members to large payments from unknown sources in China.

House Republicans to Demand Testimony from Manhattan DA Staff as Trump Indictment Looms
National Review
Many GOP officials have called the prosecution “politically-motivated” and have pointed to the fact Bragg’s predecessor, Cyrus Vance, did not bring charges against Trump.

WATCH: Trump lawyer warns Democrats weaponizing justice system can ‘come full circle’
Washington Examiner
“In this day and age now, especially anything with Donald Trump because he’s done such a great job for people in this country,” Tacopina said, “because of that, so many people on the other side of that equation, on the far Left, hate him for it and don’t want him back in office. They are using this ridiculous allegation as a weapon.”

‘Cusp of Great Spiritual Awakening’: Pastors Report Fresh ‘Fire’ in Wake of Methodist Mass Exodus
CBN News
“I believe that we are on the cusp of great spiritual awakening around the world, and I believe God has chosen to raise up the Global Methodist church to be part of that for such a time as this,” said Boyette.

Manhattan DA Announces Plan To Get Trump Elected In 2024
The Babylon Bee
“I will stop at absolutely nothing to put Trump back in the White House where he belongs,” said Mr. Bragg. “I’m about to charge up his base like you’ve never seen!”



1867 – Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., American director and producer, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., was born on this day in 1867 (died 1932)


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