Be thankful FL voters are willing to save environmental lands - why aren't our politicians?

Posted on November 24, 2022

Back when I was a kid in Pensacola, the church that my parents and I attended held services three times a week. We were there every time the doors were open: Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night.

I liked the Wednesday sessions best because every couple of months we’d have a “song service.” That meant we didn’t have to pretend to pay attention to some dour preacher warning us against the evils of rock’n’roll and long hair on men.

Instead, the congregation would holler out page numbers from the Baptist Hymnal. Then the grinning choir director would lead us in vigorous renditions of songs like “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” One request that came up every time: “Count Your Blessings.”

I have been humming that hymn quite a bit lately, and not just because of the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s been stuck in my head ever since the election results came in.

No, I don’t mean the reelection of a governor who broke his promise to fix our toxic algae bloom problem, supports destructive toll roads, and constantly kowtows to developers. (To be honest, though, maybe I should be grateful about it, because it guarantees I’ll have a lot to write about over the next two years.)



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