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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.

Transparency essential

We’ve had a lot of rain this year and it has been raining as I’m writing. This week, however, in the newspaper world, is about sunshine. It’s Sunshine Week in Georgia which is about transparency in government and open records. … Continue reading

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Spoiled but fun and comforting

Life with a four-legged child is so much better and certainly never boring. Our Roxie girl will be seven in May and what a ride it has been. I keep saying she can not get any more spoiled than she … Continue reading

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We need more sitting and talking

Because of who I am and my upbringing, it is a struggle for me trying to balance my writing, especially when it comes to topics. I don’t want them all to be political and actually prefer the role of encourager. … Continue reading

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Borders should be protected

I’m writing as the President is getting ready to declare a national emergency to build the wall. Some people are going into overdrive about it. It’s not the first time presidents have declared national emergencies. In fact, we are still … Continue reading

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It could work, if we try

Some people say, we will never defeat racism until we are able to talk about it without anyone getting their dander up. Others say we need to quit talking about it so much. I’m not sure which is right, but … Continue reading

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We must face the truth

We say we want to be told the truth and say we stand for truth, but as in the lines of the movie A Few Good Men, I wonder if we could really handle the truth if we knew it … Continue reading

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Time to stand up and be counted

Darkness seems to be closing in around us with all the craziness in the world today. Concrete proof has been given that the mainstream media can’t be trusted and manipulates the news. Congressmen and women won’t compromise and won’t approve … Continue reading

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