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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:00 PM
We are spending millions of dollars keeping people addicted to drugs in the criminal justice system. We could be using that money to restore them to their families and communities through evidence-based treatment. As a therapist, I’ve counseled many people struggling to overcome addiction. Thrill-seeking is not the driving factor for anyone - even teens - with addiction.
    Psalm 90 is the oldest psalm in the Bible. It was written by Moses, who lived around 1400 B.C.  Moses also wrote the first 5 books of the Bible, and here we have a prayer of Moses that serves to teach us the sobering reality of the world we live in and the wisdom we need in view of it.
  • EDITORIALS/A country worth defending?
    It’s a Mexican standoff over a Mexican wall. More than a fortnight into the partial government shutdown, neither side was willing to budge. The longest government shutdown in history isn’t likely to be surpassed for a long time. One good thing that may come of this game is a recognition by everybody that shutting down the government for partisan advantage is the kind of game that only small children should play.
  • DUNCAN/The prosperity of Jacob
    Please turn to Genesis 30:25-43. This passage can easily be divided into four sections. First, we see Jacob's request to leave the land of Canaan and his father-in-law’s request for him to stay in verses 25-28. 
  • The FBI took it upon itself to determine whether the president of the United States is a threat to national security.
  • “Stop the ENDLESS WARS!” implored President Donald Trump in a Sunday night tweet.
  • LOWRY/Millennial Socialism 101
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s so-called Green New Deal makes the obligatory nod to the original New Deal, but FDR’s handiwork is much too modest an antecedent. 
    Christians can get discouraged. Here we read the psalmist in discouragement directing himself to look away from himself to praise God, and the hope of salvation God gives to him: “Why are you downcast, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” So let’s look at how to use your faith in Christ when discouraged.
  • EDITORIAL/Romney for something
    Mitt Romney is nothing if not flexible, and he usually bends a little to the left. He has been in the public eye for decades, but he has served only four years in an elective office, as governor of Massachusetts.
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House has more women, persons of color and LGBT members than any House in history — and fewer white males
  • DUNCAN/The Sons of Jacob
    Please turn to Genesis 30:1-24. From the big picture perspective, this passage continues to record the origin of the twelve tribes of Israel. However, these verses also focus very specifically on the lives of Jacob, Leah, and Rachel. 
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