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Use your words kindly

“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” — Matthew 12:37Words have a lifelong meaning don’t they? Have you ever said something to someone and wished you had never said that? Words cannot be forgotten, as Christians what we say tells a whole lot more about us than the way we act. The Bible tells us that we are snared by the words of our mouth and from the abundance of the heart the mouth will speak. By our words pe...

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God doesn’t want me!

Our lives sometimes are a mess. We make wrong choices, make mistakes, wind up in horrible circumstances and get ourselves caught up in sin, serious sin. There is no way God could want us. Thankfully, that is not true. Yes, our lives can be a mess, but it is not true that God doesn’t want us.

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The business of Christian memories

How do we transmit Christian faith to our young? How do we Christians best influence coming generations to choose our stream of faith? Of many possible answers, I suggest one.

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Brecheen on marriage ruling: Oklahoma must defend traditional, biblical definition of marriage

Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Colgate, issued the following statement in response to a ruling of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage.“The citizens of Oklahoma have made it clear that they believe the traditional definition of marriage between one man and one woman should be the law of the land. State leaders should be prepared to stand steadfast against any effort by federal judges to circumvent the will of the people and redefine...

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A Senate Review by Senator Josh Brecheen

Last year, I coauthored Senate Bill 1062, which was signed into law and went into effect this month on July 1 . The new law created an administrative workers compensation system based on the highly successful Arkansas model. This month, the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensa...

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Hunger Coalition praises teens for their help in fight against hunger

Our sun hats off to Tiffany Cranford and Calee Boone, the two young Bryan County FFA women whose community hunger-fighting work is featured in the Sunday Democrat story “Local teens undertake hunger awareness project.” It is a thrill ...

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Education campaign returns with powerful stories to help Oklahomans quit smoking

Continuing the success of a landmark national tobacco education campaign launched in 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is airing a second series of ads in 2014 featuring real people who are living with the effects of smoking-related diseases.The newest ads in the “Tips from Former Smokers” campaign tell the story of how real people’s lives were changed forever due to their smoking. In Oklahoma alone, more than $1.6 billion is spent each yea...

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Brecheen talks about state questions

As you know, the Oklahoma Constitution mandates that the legislative session should only last from the first Monday in February until the last Friday in May. Four months is a very short time to deal with the thousands of issues that are brought to us each year by our constituents. ItR...

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Trooper Tips

Summer is officially here and the Independence Day holiday is near. When school is dismissed for summer break, Oklahoma Highway Patrol expects more people to be out and about.That certainly has been the case, according to troopers, and there have been several incidents that have resulted in fatalities and injuries. The first was a teen swimming with friends in the Willafa Woods area of Lake Texoma.With the lake being low, they ventured out where normally no one would be ...

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Fifth-grader grateful for help

Hello. My name is Jordan Lopez. I am a fifth-grader at...

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