Tag: Bible

  • The Onus of Forgiveness

    The Onus of Forgiveness

    [caption id="attachment_4862" align="aligncenter" width="618"] This photo shows a bronze statue called "Raise Up", part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in lynchings (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)[/caption] During the Amber Guyger sentencing, the[..]
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  • Book Review: The Biblical Clock

    Book Review: The Biblical Clock

    I am not now and have never been a fan of Apocalyptic literature. Life is surreal enough for me. I stay far away from anything that deals with Doomsday, whether it is the vivid imaginations concerning Area 51, or the complicated charting of events leading[..]
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  • The Stuff of Life

    The Stuff of Life

    Things have been busy around these parts, what with a wedding approaching in two weeks, Spring Break this week, sick kiddos last week, and finally buying a new (to us) rig more suitable to this region. The stuff of life. Car shopping is such a[..]
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  • The Source of All Goodness

    The Source of All Goodness

    As I read the translation of the Hebrew prayer to that in English during last week's Shabbat services (the first I've ever attended), I was struck by a particular description of Creator God: The Source of all Goodness.  During my recent trip to West Virginia,[..]
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  • Where Goodness Abides

    Where Goodness Abides

    The menu was straight up Ireland: Corned beef (soaked in 2 pints of Guinness), boiled onions, potatoes and rutabagas. Boiled cabbage. Rye bread slathered in Irish butter. The guests were mostly California transplants. They came via serendipitous routes to Oregon, followings spouses, or children, or[..]
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  • Bragging Rights to Predatory Abuses

    Bragging Rights to Predatory Abuses

      Tim stopped by the front office where he works last week and apologized to all the women there on behalf of all the wrongs men have perpetuated, continue to perpetuate, against women. It wasn't a planned apology. It was spontaneous and heartfelt. As the[..]
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  • A Dwelling Place

    A Dwelling Place

      Readers often ask me how I come up with the names for my characters. Some of them, come from some deep cave within me, a place so unfamiliar to even me that I cannot possibly identify the reasons why I chose that particular name[..]
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  • A Note from David

    A Note from David

      Don't bother your head with braggarts Or wish you could succeed like the wicked. In no time they'll shrivel like grass clippings and wilt like cut flowers in the sun. Get insurance with God and do a good deed, settle down and stick to[..]
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  • A Closeted Hippie’s Take on Memorial Day

    A Closeted Hippie’s Take on Memorial Day

    In spite of growing up on the tailwind of the Hippie-era, I'm a traditionalist at heart. I like the Book of Common Prayer, the Our Father, Rosary beads, and the way Episcopalians always say, "And also with you".  I love the formality of a processional,[..]
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