Articles by: Bobbie Patray

Praying for the Peaceful transfer of government…………..

on January 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

“I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people-  for kings and […]

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March to End Roe vs. Wade

March to End Roe vs. Wade

on January 18, 2019, 5:53 AM / in Announcements, National News

Today, a very important march will take place in Washington D.C. to mark an infamous decision. Since the 1973 Supreme Court cases, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion on-demand in our country, over 60 million lives have been lost to abortion. Saving lives, ending abortion, and promoting a culture of life is why the March for Life is […]

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Tennessee to become national pioneer in creating social and emotional standards

on January 11, 2019, 6:33 AM / in Opinion, State News

Original Article As the Tennessee Department of Education prepares to roll out new academic standards in math, English, social studies and science, it’s turning attention to creating the state’s first-ever set of standards in a completely new arena — social and emotional learning. Tennessee will spend the next year on the task as one of eight states chosen to draft […]

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They are Baaaaack

on January 8, 2019, 6:06 AM / in National News, State News

Well, the 116th U.S. Congress is now officially in session and I recommend tightening your seat belt because I believe the next two years will be very bumpy. However, let’s not forget our responsibility: “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that […]

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Good morning, January 3rd, 2019

Good morning, January 3rd, 2019

on January 3, 2019, 8:21 AM / in National News

Well, it’s time to get “back in the groove” after what I hope was an enjoyable and pleasant holiday season. I always take “CHRISTmas” down on New Year’s Day and almost finished but, as always, I already miss all the lights of my favorite time of year! In my never-to-be-humble-opinion, raising children is the most difficult and most important job we […]

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Prayers for the New Year

on January 1, 2019, 6:20 AM / in Religion

EVERY year when we get ready to see the calendar roll over to a NEW YEAR, I, like most people I guess, always wonder what that coming year will bring. Now I am pretty ‘high tech’ on almost everything EXCEPT my calendar.  My ‘calendar’ hangs on my kitchen wall just to the right of my computer monitor. I want and […]

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Happy or Holy?

Happy or Holy?

on December 29, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Religion

While parts of my life are VERY high tech (see, you can teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks!), there is one area that is very OLD SCHOOL. I don’t have my calendar on my phone, or in any of my three computers. My calendar hangs on the wall just to the right of my monitor showing one month at the […]

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As we celebrate…

As we celebrate…

on December 22, 2018, 8:16 AM / in Opinion, Religion

I love CHRISTmas – I love everything about it and its TRUE MEANING. In my opinion, one of the most important verses in the Bible is this: “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” Ephesians 1:4 Have you ever thought about […]

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Good morning from Bobbie

Good morning from Bobbie

on December 19, 2018, 6:37 AM / in National News, People

Most of us are thinking about babies this time of year. Well, one Baby in particular – that little boy born long ago in Bethlehem. And rightly so! When I came across these top two articles, I was struck by the dramatic contrast between the two. Although most pro-lifers are willing to make an exception for rape, Jennifer, along with […]

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Abortions in the U.S. have hit an all-time low

Abortions in the U.S. have hit an all-time low

on December 4, 2018, 9:49 AM / in National News, Opinion

Good morning, I don’t know about you, but sometimes I think there isn’t enough duct tape available to keep my head in one piece as I am bombarded with worse and worse news. So today, I thought I would present something that you could read without shaking your head in dismay. It might even bring a smile to your face! A […]

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Don’t we like being RIGHT?

on November 27, 2018, 8:10 AM / in National News, Opinion

I trust you had a thankful Thanksgiving and that you are getting into full CHRISTmas preparation mode! At our house, Thanksgiving weekend is always “decoration” weekend and yes, this 4’9″ girl DID get the 9′ tree put up without incident – except a lot of hard work! In addition, there are white lights all over my living room, dining room, and up […]

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A Thankful Heart

on November 22, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Thanksgiving is approaching and we are reminded to be thankful for the life God has given us. Bible verses about thanksgiving have a way of shaping our hearts into gratitude towards God. Every one has something to be thankiful for. Here are ten Bible Verses about the topic of Thankfulness. Psalm 30:11-12 (NAS) Thou hast turned for me my mourning […]

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It seems that in Tennessee, the so-called “Blue Wave” hit the “Red Wall!”

It seems that in Tennessee, the so-called “Blue Wave” hit the “Red Wall!”

on November 16, 2018, 6:52 AM / in State News

Well, the 2019 Legislative Session is literally around the corner. The Tennessee General Assembly will convene at high noon on January 8, 2019. The House retained its super majority, holding 73 of the 99 seats. Republicans lost two of their seats: District 56 (Beth Harwell) where Dr. Brent Moody was defeated by Bob Freeman and District 13 where Rep. Eddie […]

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The face of our nation is changing. We must pray!

The face of our nation is changing. We must pray!

on November 14, 2018, 6:50 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

The election is over and we no longer have to endure all those political ads. Thank goodness! One of the most important things that will happen in Congress will be the election of the Majority and the Minority leaders in the U.S. House. It looks like it will be interesting for both the Democrats and the Republicans. Looking around the […]

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Tennessee 2018 Election: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

on November 8, 2018, 5:54 AM / in State News

The results are in! Congratulations to Cong. Marsha Blackburn who will become Tennessee’s first female US Senator. According to the polls, it started out as a very close race with the lead going back and forth, but in the final days of the campaign, Marsha started pulling ahead and won over former Governor Phil Bredesen with 54% of the vote. Read more […]

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End of Early Voting in Tennessee

End of Early Voting in Tennessee

on November 2, 2018, 6:00 AM / in State News

Yesterday was the last day of early voting. Remember, bad politicians are elected by good people who don’t vote! Tennessee voters have done well the first 10 days: So much is on the line this election cycle and predictions are plentiful. POLITICO has provided an interesting analysis. They analyzed every midterm race for the House, Senate and governor to determine who they think […]

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Urgent

on October 20, 2018, 7:16 AM / in Announcements

“Nashville had the highest turnout with 10,249 people voting Wednesday in Davidson County. When adding in absentee ballots and votes cast at nursing homes, the tally was 14,616.” I believe this turnout is connected to Amendment 1 being on the ballot. If we want to prevent a massive tax increase in Davidson County and if we want to support our local police, those who OPPOSE […]

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Tennessee early voting turnout massive as midterm interest approaches presidential level

on October 20, 2018, 6:05 AM / in State News

By Joey Garrison, Nashville Tennessean Ranked second to last in the nation for voter turnout and nearly as bad in voter registration, Tennessee is faced with a problem: Getting residents to the polls. Nashville Tennessean Turnout was massive Wednesday across Tennessee for the first day of early voting with open races for U.S. Senate and governor both on the line. Voting […]

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE: VOTE NO ON AMENDMENT 1

DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE: VOTE NO ON AMENDMENT 1

on October 17, 2018, 6:56 AM / in Announcements

TOO EXPENSIVE The COB proposes a minimum staff cost of 10 Million Dollars over the next 5 years. This comes at time when the Metropolitan Government is facing a budget crisis. The executive director is slated to earn $143,000 and the administrative assistant is budgeted for $65,000, more that a starting police officer earns. THE BOARD IS NOT GOING TO A BE NEUTRAL […]

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The Importance of Voting and Christian Involvement in the Political Arena

on October 17, 2018, 6:53 AM / in National News, Opinion, Religion

John Adams We electors have an important constitutional power placed in our hands; we have a check upon two branches of the legislature . . . the power I mean of electing at stated periods [each] branch. . . . It becomes necessary to every [citizen] then, to be in some degree a statesman, and to examine and judge for […]

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