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About vsimmons54

Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Copy Editor, Copywriting, Event Planner, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. I also do copy writing and editing. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.

Optimism amid frustration best choice

Holy moly, Batman, what a mess we are in, so it seems!I’m sure that’s what most people are thinking about this election, but I’m remaining optimistic knowing God is in charge and that evil will be exposed. What is frustrating … Continue reading

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Life goes on regardless of elections

By the time this week’s paper hits the streets, the election for the most part will be over.Regardless of who wins, God is still in control, the world will keep turning and life will go forward. God disposes and places … Continue reading

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Be proactive with your health and choices

I don’t know when the trend that the government is supposed to take care of you happened. Coming from my background where everyone in my family were work-a-holics from my grandparents on down, I can’t wrap my head around it … Continue reading

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Most important election ever

Early voting has begun and hopefully, the next few weeks will fly by so we can get through all the election hoopla.I’m certainly tired of it and will be glad when it’s all over. Unfortunately, President Trump is in a … Continue reading

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Newspapers still relevant today

In an unprecedented year of chaos in many areas, journalists find themselves figuring out where they fit in and what’s the next move. This week is National Newspaper Week and for the first time in my career as a journalist, … Continue reading

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Traveling with pet, an adventure

We made a quick trip to Texas at the end of last week to attend a memorial for my father-in-law. Because of our fur baby, Roxie, who has never stayed with anyone other than my daughter before she got married, … Continue reading

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Ginsburg death will bring another battle.

Why is when someone dies, we sometimes try and turn them into a saint? I don’t believe in speaking ill of the dead, but you should embellish their life just to make them look good. It’s too late for that … Continue reading

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Constitution still as relevant today as ever

This week is Constitution Week with September 17th as Constitution Day. It’s an amazing document that still stands the test of time. Each day though, we see it being trampled and the rights it gives us stripped away. It can … Continue reading

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Stand up for your rights before it’s too late

With all that’s going on, it is sometimes not so easy to stay calm and carry on when dealing with people. One thing I’ve noticed is that people seem to be more on edge than usual and I guess that’s … Continue reading

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Moving America forward is a priority

I just could not bring myself to do it. Watch the DNC that is. Why would I want to listen to a party that kills babies and wants to take away your second amendment rights. They will not condemn the … Continue reading

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