Taking a Moment…

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Readers:

Due to personal reasons, I will not be posting any columns for the next few days.

I hope to return soon.

Regards,

Mike
Jackie M. (Mike) Brown
TheWesternWord.com

 

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The Sunday Message

Stand up for what you know is right, and judge all people fairly. Protect the rights of the poor and those who need help.Proverbs 31:9 (ERV)

I like a good peaceful protest. That’s one of the great things about living in the United States – we have the right to protest things in which we don’t agree.

On Saturday I did a quick check of Google News to see what I could find about protests.

  • There were protests for and against Planned Parenthood.
  • There were protests in several locations about immigration enforcement raids.
  • There were anti-Trump protests in several places
  • There were protests at U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ (R-Mont.) offices last week.

I have been on both ends of protests – from attending rallies against or for an issue to working in a local senate field office where protesters showed up. Just as you would imagine there were people at both events who wanted to scream, swear, threaten, and show their anger. That’s not the way to go about it, in my opinion. There were also people who peacefully protested and gave their opinion about the issue.

If you are passionate about an issue – attend a protest and let your elected officials know about it – just be peaceful.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the first “Caught My Eye” of March – I can almost see spring from my underground bunker!

NOTICE: Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, so make sure you get up at 2:00 a.m. to set your clocks ahead one hour. For the people in Iowa reading this, that means it will be 3:00 a.m.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted here every Friday morning! This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Sometimes I throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or maybe both.

Today I write about changes at the Great Falls Tribune & some suggestions, problems with the new guy at the Air Force Global Strike Command, Ryan Zinke and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Charter Communications, Jeannette Rankin, Lucky for Life, the Selma anniversary, Curt Schilling, and much more!

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The Sunday Message

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have always admired that quote by Dr. King. If you are like me, then you’ve probably found your faith weak at some point in your life – and you knew you needed to take that first step, but just couldn’t.

Sometimes in this life all we have is our faith.

It’s during these times that we need to ask God to help us because we can’t do it alone. God hears from people all the time who wait until things are really bad in their lives before they ask for help.

No matter your situation, the lines to God are always open – so take that first step and ask for God’s help. Help is just a prayer away.

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