by Bruce Strom Turning on your TV in New Hampshire means viewing attack ads.  Images of the black and white scary candidate you can’t trust.  Maybe you don’t have much sympathy for politicians, but what happens when you are the recipient of an attack ad?  Maybe not on TV, but an attack on your character. …

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By Bruce Strom This week I received a humbling compliment. A friend of mine who leads a ministry was meeting with a donor we share in common.  Somehow my name came up and our mutual friend said, “Bruce Strom, that guy is Jesus in a suit as far as I’m concerned.” Why do I share…

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by Bruce D. Strom No joke.  This is the cover of November’s American Bar Association Journal.  While the article addresses fears relating to work performance, I think it applies with stronger force to pro bono.  Today also happens to be national “Love your Lawyer Day.”  I’m really not making this stuff up. In 2001 a…

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by Bruce Strom I dropped my sons off at their high school today. I hope they were allowing costumes as I saw cats, witches and an assortment of others entering the school. But my son had the scariest costume of all. He was a lawyer. Dressed in a sharp suit, nothing strikes more fear than…

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by Bruce Strom A couple of weeks ago, Helen and I were able to spend some time with Stephen and Belinda Bauman.  Stephen is President/CEO of World Relief and recently published a book titled Possible.  I highly recommend it.  The thesis of Stephen’s message is simple:  “With God all things are possible.” Sometimes we forget.…

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And the winner is… I have to admit that is not an honor I hope to ever achieve.  This week that was the headline for the Hungarian journalist who tripped and kicked Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives.  She was fired and today apologized, but how can someone do such a deplorable thing?  Why does…

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A recent study conducted by the American Bar Foundation and University of Illinois interviewed a large, random group of people in a Midwest city over a period of 18 months.  They discovered that two-thirds (66%) of adults experienced at least one of 12 different categories of civil justice situations including employment, money (finances, government benefits,…

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I turned 50 this week.  Am I old?  A friend of mine wisely said, “You are old when you spend more time talking about your memories than your dreams.”  By that definition I am not old.  I still believe God can use me to make a Kingdom difference.  Sometimes I get in the way of…

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Valentine’s Day is typically considered a holiday for love, but it is as much about justice as love.  St. Valentine was a roman priest under Emperor Claudius.  Claudius prohibited young people from marrying believing it would interfere with a soldiers duty.  Valentine believed strongly in the sanctity of marriage and secretly married young Christians.  For…

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The annual poverty report was just released.  And the debates rage over the 50 year war on poverty.  “Poverty is not as bad as they say.”  “People just need to stop living off the government and get a job.” “Let’s stop coddling the poor.”  The New York Times reported this week on more municipalities passing…

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