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Ron Miller
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This is a great smartphone - I wouldn't promote a contest to win one without first-hand knowledge of its capabilities, and my friends know how much I work out my smartphone! :) Go ahead and enter, and if you win, I'll help you set it up!
Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone or tablet each and every Sunday! A big congratulations to last week’s winners of the Nuu Mobile X4 Giveaway: Edwin B. (Bosnia), Shareece B. (USA), Henry P. (UK), Damir (Kyrgyzstan), Michael C. (USA). This week we are giving away the highly sought after Nexus 6P. Nexus 6P Review Nexus 6P Second Opinion Review Nexus 6P vs Note 5 Nexus 6P vs iPhone 6S...
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Is The Dream still alive? On the day we commemorate the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, I reflect on the differing views of The Dream and how it can be achieved.
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From our family to yours - rejoice, for the Lord has come!

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." ~ Isaiah 9:6
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"Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!" ~ Psalm 100:4 (ESV)
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Thanksgiving nears, and it's a time of retrospection for most of us. To that end, I was looking back at a couple of columns I'd written, and two of them stood out because they spoke to giving thanks when times are hard.

Working through those hard times to find things for which to be grateful was challenging but ultimately fruitful, and it changed my attitude about life for the better. I hope there are some snippets of wisdom in these words that will help you get through a difficult Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
In the hierarchy of holidays, I've often felt like Thanksgiving gets cheated. Christmas decorations and ads are springing up earlier each year, and it seems lik
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My daughter Amanda Miller, of whom I am immensely proud, and Howie Mandel, who I presume needs no introduction, are the vocal talents behind this Kickstarter animation project. Please check it out and, if you're so inclined, support their efforts!
HACKIMATION LAB is raising funds for Tin Man & Lil * A Hackimated Short Film on Kickstarter! You've never seen animation made quite like this before. Interesting techniques, celebrity voices, and super stylized visuals...
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For sale on Swappa: a gently-used HJA019 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon) for $580. Buy safely on Swappa and save time and money.
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“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland." ~ Isaiah 43:18-19

We all want to do a new thing in 2016, just as we do whenever a new year begins. One of my favorite writers, Ann Voskamp, offers some wisdom on how we can break through the barriers that impede us from using our gifts to God's glory. Trust the Lord to help you do a new thing this year!

Happy New Year from our house to yours!
Dear Lovely You, who doesn’t want to do that hard thing in the New Year, who doesn't want to get on the treadmill, or go for a run, or sort through the closets, or tackle the garage, or the piles of paperwork, or the project that's hanging over you like a tonne of bricks, or do th
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The latest statistics suggest that nearly 94.5 million working-age Americans are not working. Having been unemployed for an extended period of time myself, I understand that the holidays are harder for those who are out of work.

I wrote this article a few years ago as I was coming out of a period of unemployment, and I hope the words give someone out there hope this Christmas season.
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Previously I shared with you an article I wrote prior to one of the most difficult Thanksgivings my family had experienced, and I hope it encouraged those of you who find it hard to give thanks because of your current circumstances.

Three years after I wrote that article, I was going through yet another trial, but the outcome changed my relationship with the Lord, and therefore my life, forever. This article is Part Two of my journey toward a permanent attitude of gratitude, and I hope it is a lifeline for those of you who are suffering as Thanksgiving approaches.

If you did not catch the previous article, please scroll back in my timeline to read it, or you can go here:

http://www.ronsreflections.net/2010/11/24/giving-thanks-in-all-circumstances/

I am grateful to God for each one of you!
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"...[P]olitics doesn’t provide, in the modern vernacular, a 'safe space' for racial healing because politics spawns factions, and factions compete for the time, talents and treasure of institutions and individuals of influence. Politics is a power play and a zero-sum game; there are winners and losers, even at the expense of people’s lives. Add to that the fact that whatever journalists deem newsworthy is what gets exposure in living rooms across America, and someone is guaranteed to be left uncovered and exposed to the storm."

A recent study got lost in the news around racially-charged events at the University of Missouri, and the juxtaposition of these two stories reinforced for me the futility of politics as a pathway to racial harmony. It's simply not big enough or compassionate enough to acknowledge pain wherever it resides.
I have watched the news with dismay as racial discord has torn a major American university asunder, and the events at the University of Missouri have far reachi
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I welcome Senator Sanders to Liberty University and our student convocation. I cannot help but think the sight of tens of thousands of college students, singing praises to the Lord Jesus Christ as our worship band leads them, is making an impression on him. I'm not expecting a conversion, but I hope it will lead him to be a vocal proponent of a more gracious conversation in our nation between people of faith and those who don't believe.

I am proud of my University for inviting him, as I know such courtesy isn't typically extended by secular institutions to conservative speakers, or if they are invited, the subsequent protests by students and faculty lead to them being "disinvited". I expect our students and faculty to be gracious, as our Lord is gracious.

I also commend Senator Sanders for accepting the invitation. The public may not know that we invite public figures from both sides of the political spectrum to come and speak to our students, but practically all of those left of center decline. I respect him for his decision to come.
The News & Advance is covering potential Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' speech at Liberty University this morning.
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Associate dean and assistant professor of government
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  • Liberty University
    Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Government, 2011 - present
  • Regular Folks United
    President, 2009 - 2011
  • Frederick Douglass Foundation of Maryland
    President, 2011 - 2011
  • 5M Consulting Services, LLC
    President, 2007 - 2011
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Lynchburg, VA
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West Point, New York - Aurora, Colorado - Huntingtown, MD - Valrico, Florida - Melbourne, Florida - Aidlingen, Germany - Birkenfeld, Germany - Bellevue, Nebraska - Lubbock, Texas - Abilene, Texas - Kingsville, Texas - Madrid, Spain - Lake Charles, Louisiana - Alamogordo, New Mexico - Mountain Home, Idaho -
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Christian, associate dean at Liberty University, conservative author, activist and commentator, geek
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Ron Miller of Lynchburg, Virginia is an associate dean and assistant professor of government at Liberty University, commentator and author of SELLOUT: Musings From Uncle Tom’s Porch. The nine-year plus veteran of the U.S. Air Force and married father of three has written columns for numerous online sites and print publications.

Ron has been a contributor to a variety of radio, television and print outlets, to include Fox and Friends, The 700 Club, Jansing and Co., C-SPAN2’s Book TV, CBN News, America’s Morning  News, the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller and more, and is an accomplished speaker who gives presentations at events around the country.

Ron served in the federal government from 2001 to 2004 as a senior executive with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. He was recognized by Federal Computer Week in 2002 and 2003 as one of the “Federal 100″ leaders in government information technology, cited both years for his technology leadership in the homeland security arena. Since 2004, he has held senior management positions with the American Red Cross and in the private sector and ran his own consulting firm.

Prior to joining the federal government, Ron was a senior requirements analyst, project manager, and division manager in the private sector from 1992 to 2001, and served in the U.S. Air Force as an air intelligence officer from 1983 to 1992, attaining the rank of Captain. His military honors include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Mr. Miller holds a B.A. in Political Science from Texas Tech University and a M.S. in International Relations from Troy State University. He was a Republican candidate for the Maryland Senate in 2006. Mr. Miller has been married for 30 years to the former Annik (ah-NEEK) Aeschbach of Hegenheim, France and they are the proud parents of two daughters and a son.

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Breaking free of the ways of the world to be fully faithful to Christ
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  • Texas Tech University
    Political Science, 1978 - 1982
  • Troy University
    International Relations, 1987 - 1989
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