Author Archives: Citizen Tom

About Citizen Tom

I am just an average citizen interested in promoting informed participation in the political process.

Happy Independence Day, reblogged from DeHavelle.com

Happiness is what? Is it a skill? Happy Independence Day I hope that each and every one of you is having a happy Fourth of July. The “happy” part of that is significant, and I sincerely hope that you have … Continue reading

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COULD YOU RUN A LAP FOR ME? — PART 1

“Grandpa, would you tell me the story about Petrus and Rona? “It is late Tim. It is time for you to go to bed.” “Could you tell it to me as a bedtime story, Grandpa? Please!” AS TOLD BY THE KING’S CHIEF … Continue reading

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LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF WHAT? IS HAPPINESS JOY OR LAUGHTER?

The word “joy” occurs frequently in the Bible, but word “laughter” does not. Apparently, Christians should be joyful, but laughter poses a problem. We almost always share our joy with others, but too often we laugh at others instead of … Continue reading

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Pseudo – “Christians” reblogged from I REFUSE TO FOLLOW YOUR BLOG

irtfyblog has posted the second part of his series on “Christians.” With Pseudo – “Christians” his righteous rant continues. Hirelings didn’t enter the leadership of the church by the Holy of Holies…the True Door, but instead, climbed over or dug their way under … Continue reading

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TWO POSTS AT “THE LIFE PROJECT”

Don Merritt is steadily working his way through the Book of Romans. Recently, he realized a lack of “planning.” Obviously I haven’t planned very well, for we have arrived at these verses at a moment in time where many of us don’t … Continue reading

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