The early church began as a small group of Christians who believed in God and the Bible and considered their faith as their highest priority. However, we have sadly observed in recent years, a significant decline in morality and a falling away from the awareness and reverence for the Almighty.

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A light-hearted phrase some people have been using this year is that they have “put on the COVID 19,” meaning they have gained 19-20 pounds since the pandemic put everything on lockdown.

"In this historic election." How many times have you heard this over the past two weeks? In truth, there are some historic elements. This election had the greatest number of votes cast in history. Is that historic or population growth? It's also a higher voter percentage than we have seen in…

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Underlying all efforts to thwart internet crime and fraud lays the discipline of managing risk. We encounter risks daily. Health and safety risks endanger old and young. You take a risk when you jump in your vehicle. Being homebound as many work remotely adds risk, particularly in the relati…

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I’ve wrestled with words for days. I’ve been so consumed with life and work, that I’ve neglected this column. It grieves me.

Public education is a decidedly social endeavor. The things most graduates treasure from their school years are the memories of interactions with great teachers who changed the trajectory of their life, their experiences in school activities and athletics that taught them the value of collab…

Currently, my sophomore class is studying the novella “Animal Farm,” which is a fable about talking animals that rebel due to a negligent farmer that fundamentally treats them poorly. While it sounds like a children’s book, George Orwell would argue adamantly that it is not. In fact, when he…

People talk about faith all the time and this a good thing, however, along with our confidence, there must also be a collection of other Godly character traits operating within us in order to have a balanced and sincere relationship with Him.

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One hundred years ago our democracy came a little closer to being, well, a democracy when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution became part of the supreme law of the land. It’s not verbose (ah-hem, consider your source) so let’s give it a read-through, eh?

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I wonder what’s on your mind today. What’s occupying your delightful November 3? Maybe it’s something historical. If you’ve traveled the parkways across Kentucky you likely encountered General Motors’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant where America’s supercar, the Corvette, is made. Well, usuall…

My wife has a bright orange poster in her classroom that reads, “A day without laughter is a day that is wasted." I often look up at it while we eat lunch. The poster is on the left side of the room and on the right side of the room is a human skeleton in a lab coat. Biology classrooms are fun.

This year has passed by quickly, and now the election is just a few days away. For those who read this column, I’m sure you have noticed that I rarely talk about politics or social issues. Of course, I have my thoughts like everyone else, but to be honest I avoid these controversial areas in…

In communities across the country, children are taught from a young age about the importance of getting out on Election Day and voting. The right to vote is the cornerstone of any democracy and an important tool for making our voices heard in the political process.

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Let me begin this week's column, seven days in advance of a pivotal day in modern American history, by stating the premise that information security and privacy relies on a solid foundation before the topic of the internet comes into play. That's not to say that the web spanning the wide wor…

Many are in a serious battle today with their health, finances, relationships, and are being attacked with anxiety, fear, and depression, however there is great news! We have been given the hope of restoration and deliverance in Jesus Christ who is the great physician, is absolute truth, and…

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Just days into 2020, a year that feels 200 weeks old already, American armed forces took action against one Qasem Soleimani, the head of an officially designated foreign terrorist organization known as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force. The Quds Force is akin to our CIA, and S…

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In the quiet of the morning I sat with my eyes closed in our over sized recliner. I allowed myself to go back in my memory vault and give her all of my time. A lady like Nona Smoot deserved all of my time.

We’ve all had our share of battles this year with the virus and the devastation it has caused, and now as the election is just a few weeks away, many are experiencing stress and anxiety about the future. Each day I hear from people on both sides of the political spectrum about how afraid the…

I presented an interesting writing prompt to my Creative Writing class Thursday. It stated, "You have just received a message from the future. This message affects you (maybe the world) greatly. What is the message?"

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I know it's just the first part of October and might feel too soon to think about Christmas, but if you are looking to reach out to a child in need this season, there is an exciting project you can work on right now.

With any evolution, there are hurdles to jump or fall over, which eventually become moments of growth or acceptance to change. It is no different with teaching. As teaching evolves in this new age, there are adjustments that need to be made and realizations that are inevitably surfacing.

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The past 160 hours of being an American, since last Tuesday’s debate, have been indigestible in many ways. There’s too much fodder to take in, and what does get to our taste buds more likely nauseates the more sophisticated palates. Division seems high as ever. The tenuous state of the admin…

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Years ago, in a frantic state of panic, I remember ripping my room apart the majority of one evening looking for my fit bit charger. Luckily I found it, and another treasure which had fallen behind my headboard.

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I’ve always called October through December the slippery slope of the year. There is so much going on and so much planning for the big three holidays that it all moves really fast. New Year’s Eve gets here in the blink of an eye.

When God taps us on the shoulder and introduces Himself, we are faced with a decision to either listen, or excuse ourselves and walk away. Some individuals when convicted with this holy invitation will accept His love and are filled with joy as they proceed into an exciting life-changing jou…

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A little over a month ago my tribe of wild things expanded. We adopted a black and white kitten and named him Jinks.

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When you want a new app for your phone, whether iPhone or Android, how much consideration do you give to the security implications? After the White House announced its position on TikTok and WeChat, two globally popular mobile applications with a combined 1.8 billion users worldwide, the Com…

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There are times when this column strays not so subtly from its general aim to educate, engage, and entertain about the world of cybersecurity. I research and write about phishing and ransomware, or the federal government’s initiatives to maintain information security and privacy, or the horr…

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