Tag: Donald Trump

  • The Foundation of all Friendships

    The Foundation of all Friendships

      We were sitting outside Starbucks, my daughters and me, laughing over something I can't remember. Seems like when we are all together there is always much laughter. That's the gift of being the mother to daughters - they grow up to become some of[..]
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  • Prayers for John McCain & Family

    Prayers for John McCain & Family

    My Mama died of brain cancer. One lovely August afternoon, she sat down at her computer and discovered she could no longer read. The words were all jumbled together. She sat there for a moment, blinking. She'd never had very good vision, so maybe this[..]
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  • Trending: I am Blessed

    Trending: I am Blessed

    Seems like every store I go into these days has some trinket, t-shirt or token touting the line "I am blessed." If Capitalism and Calvinism mated they would produce the illegitimate child known as  Christian Consumerism. While on book tour last October, I was unnerved[..]
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  • Beloved Barbara Bush

    Beloved Barbara Bush

    Perhaps the one thing we can all agree on in today's current political climate is that Barbara Bush is beloved by people from all walks of life and all political persuasions. I guess I always thought George would die before Barbara.  So when the news[..]
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  • Kids These Days

    Kids These Days

    [caption id="attachment_3926" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Students marching in Bend, Oregonphoto credit Bill Dahl[/caption] When I hear people bemoan the youth of today, how lazy and insolent they are, how disrespectful and disruptive they are, how they don't do anything but stare at their phones all day[..]
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  • Good-Hearted People Doing Good

    Good-Hearted People Doing Good

    [caption id="attachment_3909" align="aligncenter" width="567"] Karen Spears Zacharias with then Senator Barack Obama at the Senate Hart Bldg. prior to his first term in office.[/caption]   Sometimes people ask: Whose's the most famous person you've ever met? I used to pause before answering - there are[..]
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  • Good Days and Better Days

    Good Days and Better Days

    [caption id="attachment_3881" align="aligncenter" width="768"] View from outside my window at the Portland hotel.[/caption] It snowed this morning. The blowing, blinding kind of snow. It might have been a blizzard if it hadn't stopped, but it did. By noon the sun was breaking through blue sky.[..]
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  • A Message for Stoneman Douglas Students

    A Message for Stoneman Douglas Students

    I told Tim last night that if the students from Parkland go to march in DC I want to be there with them. When my father died in Vietnam I was only nine, which was old actually. I have friends who are visiting Vietnam this[..]
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  • Let Us Pray… Again

    Let Us Pray… Again

    The following is a prayer that Roger Fuchs wrote to use in a prayer service he conducts weekly. It is, I think, the most fitting prayer of all in response to yet another mass shooting: Let us pray: Dear God of creation, compassion and redemption,[..]
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