Since I’ll be away from this blog for a while, I’ll leave you with a few paragraphs that capture some of my thoughts.

I have much anxiety over the upcoming political conventions.  We’re divided as a nation, and I see no one on the political horizon who can bring us together.

My hope is more and more for a spiritual renewal across our land.  I’d like to see this happen in all the religions who have the right to practice their faith in our nation, where freedom of religion is a basic right.  That includes those who claim no religion.

Law enforcement has been battered recently.  I think we need to support the police in almost every case.  When officers become the perpetrators,  they should face the same due process as any other lawbreaker.

Our military is plagued these days by lack of combat readiness, limited budgets, and low morale.  Political correctness has made it harder and harder to maintain the high standards of honor, strength, courage, and discipline that many of us knew in the old days.

Many Christians, I fear, are going to vote for a pompous, impulsive, megalomaniac because he’s the only alternative to the Clintons, whom they hate with a fervor that separates them from New Testament Christianity.

I’m going to try to remain hopeful for our nation, but a columnist this morning reminded us that we’re probably as broken as the headlines claim. There’s more bigotry, racism, and disunity than I can recall over the past few decades.

More to follow…