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Veteran’s Day 2014

I am often asked by friends, family, and coworkers, how they can support the military. But, before I share with those interested how they can support the military, as a member of the armed services, I first want to thank… Continue reading

If Christians Don’t Vote, More Christians Will Be Persecuted

Originally published at http://townhall.com/columnists/joyoverbeck/2014/10/31/if-christians-dont-vote-more-christians-will-be-persecuted-n1911516

Mike Huckabee said on his show recently that only about 40 million of the 80 million evangelical Christians in America are even registered to vote. Only about half of those actually vote in presidential elections and… Continue reading

Sen. Udall, please protect access to affordable energy

First posted: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_26657283/sen-udall-please-protect-access-affordable-energy

As a single mom budgeting for energy costs, my blood pressure just went up a little higher. The Farmer’s Almanac recently released its latest prediction: This winter will be colder, and the 2015 summer will be hotter.… Continue reading

Why do we have to rely on the vices of Colorado Citizens’ to fund our children’s schools?

So, I have been thinking.

Why do we have to rely on the vices of Colorado Citizens’ to fund our children’s schools?

We have some real money makers here in Colorado… marijuana, gambling, alcohol and cigarettes. These things all help… Continue reading

War on Bake Sales is a War on the Family

And the best macaroons this side of the moon!

I remember many times when my children were small they would eagerly anticipate their birthday, any party and a bake sale at school. Why? Because those were the times when they… Continue reading

Hopes for Job Recovery Dashed by Affordable Care Act

Guest Commentary in the Denver Post

First published:  http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_26373421/hopes-job-recovery-dashed-by-affordable-care-act

Like many Colorado families, the recession hit us hard. I lost my job in the roughest months of 2009. I haven’t been able to find a replacement job since, so… Continue reading

Give me a Cupcake, Please

It’s back to school time. In addition to helping my niece pick out her new outfit and school supplies, I planned on helping her do a bake sale to raise money for her school volleyball team. She learned a new… Continue reading

Is the War on Women Fake or Real?

It’s as if we are pulling the petals off the proverbial daisy with those who feel threatened chanting, “There is a war!” and those who don’t feel threatened shouting, “There isn’t a war!” until all the petals are gone and… Continue reading

Wising up to the Democrats’ War on Women

Democrats’ desperation has driven them to again manipulate women in a contemptible way. It started in Colorado, but we’re not going to let them play us again. Recent polls sponsored by the Colorado Women’s Alliance show 77 percent of women voters surveyed “see through the so-called Democrat ‘War on Women’ strategy.” And this time, Republican candidates must learn they can’t bring a squirt gun to a knife fight. Continue reading

Whose at War with Women? Obama and Udall!

There are so many issues more important today than abortion and birth control. Let’s talk about the cost of living. Let’s talk about our worries about health care costs. Let’s talk about what to do to ensure more job security. Continue reading