- Written by Lon Lorton Lon Lorton
Millions of people tuned into NBC every weeknight to hear accurate news. They made the connection of what can be seen and heard as truth with the voice of Brian Williams, the “news anchor.” Millions trusted him…past tense. They did trust him. The most watched, most experienced news anchorman is now off the air for a while because of a lack of trust. Williams told dramatic stories of time spent in warring countries of the Middle East and harrowing stories as Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf. The problem was that he told different stories to different people. And recently his accounts of truth have been challenged by other people who were there at the same time.
Brian Williams hasn’t just lost a job. (Most likely, he’ll be back at the news desk. He’s made plenty of money to cover what may be lost in the fallout.) Williams has lost the one thing a person of influence cannot afford to lose – trust. If you are reporting news, credibility is everything…especially if that news is life-or-death information.
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“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. Revelation 21:5 (KJV)
I’m a fixer. I find great pleasure in seeing broken things work again. I enjoy restoring old houses, office buildings, and automobiles. My grandkids say, “Give it to Pops. He’ll try to fix it.” In my first life, my Dad and I owned a machine shop. We repaired all types of coal mining equipment. I had a shop foreman who was always looking out for me. He would often have to stop me from repairing something, because by the time we put all the required materials and labor into the piece, it would cost more than a new one. I always hated to inform the owner that the piece was “beyond repair.” It wasn’t actually beyond repair, but economically it was beyond repair. Of course, you occasionally run into a repair project where there may not be a new one available, so you have to decide if the project is worth the time and money that you have to put into it. I’ve decided that just about anything can be repaired, given enough time and money.
Wednesday Family Night Dinner Menu
Hot Chicken Salad
Spring Green Salad
Roll, Drink, and Dessert
Birthdays and Anniversaries
03.23.15 Corey Fischels
03.26.15 Philip Taylor
03.27.15 Janet Agin
Amy and Philip Taylor (Anniversary)
03.29.15 Yvonne Bourland