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Numbers 21:25  There is nothing to eat here and nothing to drink. And we hate this horrible manna!   The older I get, the more I realize that people are never happy.   Although the Bible refers to manna as "angels' food" (Psalms 78:25) which tasted like cookies and honey (Ex. 16:31),...
This year, the Missouri state legislature has decided that the primary in which we choose the candidate for president in each party will be run by the respective parties. I am writing now to clear up any confusion as to how to cast a vote in the Democratic Presidential Preference Primary.  ...
This is in response to the letter from James Vokac published 7 February.   A clearer vision of reality is that the current administration has destroyed the country, plain and simple. As a College Professor you might want to realize that this Country was born as a Constitutional Republic, has...
Since so many people are wanting to voice their opinion by voting in the Presidential Primary this year, we wanted to share some information:   The Republican run Congress in Missouri voted to defund the Presidential Primary for both the Republican and Democrat state parties.   The...
Matthew 4:8-9 - Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."   Absolutely nothing has changed in the enemy's approach to destroy our lives.  ...
Work at the Capitol is rapidly picking up in the 2024 legislative session. In this report, we’ll focus on the upcoming state budget, ongoing work to reduce taxes, the fentanyl crisis, and supporting after school programs.    First, let’s talk more about the upcoming state budget. This is my...
I hope you all have had a wonderful week and that you are enjoying the rise in temperature. This past week, we heard from the governor in his State of the State Address and looked back over the great work that has been accomplished for Missourians.   It was an honor in my last session as a...
Many people agree that our democratic republic is being threatened, but there is great division regarding the origin of the threat. We make better decisions when we have a clearer vision of reality.  I try to do that by looking at a variety of sources and consider motives and consistency with...
I read the article "Two Running for State Senate Seat" with great interest, particularly after recently reading in the Branson Tri Lakes Newspaper that Rep. Travis Smith had decided not to run for state senate. That article stated, "Smith said he spoke with Rep. Brad Hudson... and Hudson said he...
I hope you have all stayed warm and safe as those frigid temperatures blew through the state. The snow can be so beautiful but so treacherous as well. Here in the capitol, I’ve been busy at work for you. It’s only the fourth week of session so most of our time is spent in committee, hearing bills...

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