Tag: America

  • Riding Shot-Gun

    Riding Shot-Gun

      I came across this photo while looking for another. Everyone in this picture has gone on to be with God except for me and the babies. The two I'm carrying and the one sitting at the table. That's Mama, the baby of her family,[..]
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  • Please Pray for Me

    Please Pray for Me

    I can't stop thinking about him and I don't even know who he is. Every Sunday during church service we have a time set aside for prayer. Anyone in need of prayer can write out a request and put it in the donation basket. Pastor[..]
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  • Let the People Speak

    Let the People Speak

    The first thing I killed was no kind thing at all: It was an enemy soldier. Which is a hell of a lot easier to say than the first thing I ever killed was a man." - Steve Mason, Vietnam veteran & poet laureate of[..]
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  • Dispatch #7: Men with Guns

    Dispatch #7: Men with Guns

    Guys with guns surround Notre Dame. What's left of it after a blazing fire gutted about a third of it. Streets around the great Cathedral are blockaded. Only those with pre-approved security clearance can get past the armed guards. Walk up the street past St.[..]
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  • Don’t call me a Christian anymore

    Don’t call me a Christian anymore

    I made a run out to the landfill this morning. I’ve made the trip at least half-a-dozen times over the past couple of weeks as I’ve unpacked. This city doesn’t do cardboard recycle bins like our former city does. That’s because every home has its[..]
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  • Face-to-Face with God

    Face-to-Face with God

    [caption id="attachment_3753" align="aligncenter" width="940"] There is no better moving crew than Mormons. This group turned out to move us out of old home. The guys in suits served as cheerleaders.[/caption] We got moved. Sort of. All our stuff is pushed back against the walls of[..]
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  • America is not Great

    America is not Great

    America is not great. America is not even good. America is a country where children are being gunned down in their schools, in their homes, in their churches. America is not great. America is not even good. America is a country where white men with[..]
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  • Y’all Need Jesus

    Y’all Need Jesus

    I'd forgotten about it, honestly. Forgotten about the way Jesus trends in the South. Forgotten about the ways in which religious folks in the South pimped Jesus out for an almighty dollar. I know. I know. You'd think someone who literally wrote the book on[..]
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  • On the Jagged Edge of Life

    On the Jagged Edge of Life

    Gina remembers being hungry a lot as a youngster. It's something that sticks with a person, that desperation, even years after the hunger has been satiated. Go hungry as a child and that's what you'll remember of your childhood, the way you had to scrape[..]
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