Tag: fear

  • The God of Doom

    The God of Doom

      Today's Cavalry comes wearing white lab coats and goggles. Those researchers and scientists who have gone without food and sleep in an effort to develop a vaccine that will surely save lives, hundreds of thousands of lives. These people are not celebrities. We may[..]
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  • A Repudiation of Christ

    A Repudiation of Christ

      I once preached a Sunday morning message at a church in Lumberton, North Carolina.  The pastor had reached out to me while I was working as an editorial writer at the FayObserver in Fayetteville. He had read my book - Where's Your Jesus Now?[..]
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  • Poop-Throwing Monkey

    Poop-Throwing Monkey

    In response to the first night of unpresidential debates, Megyn Kelly says Joe Biden should have done a better job of controlling Trump. Darling, you'd think of all people, Kelly would know the challenges of trying to wrestle a sweating hog to the ground. Roger[..]
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  • There’s a Choice We are Making

    There’s a Choice We are Making

      My granddaughter had not yet woken up from her morning nap. Her mother wanted to go for a run but needed to wait for the baby to finish her nap first. "Why don't you wake her up?" I asked. "Because she will be crabby,"[..]
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  • Praying to the Wizard God

    Praying to the Wizard God

    My friend's son is hospitalized. This boy who was in and out of my home as a teenager, laughing with my daughter, doing homework, making plans for the future, always, always intentional about his actions. He grew into a young man who married a fierce[..]
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  • A White Mother’s Angst

    A White Mother’s Angst

    Editor's Note: We welcome yet another voice to the blog. That of a white mother to a dark-skinned boy. Tammy and I have been friends for decades. Our kids attended the same schools. I worked with her husband, Mike, a retired Oregon State Police Lt. [..]
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  • Dispatch #5: As Hemingway said…

    Dispatch #5: As Hemingway said…

    If you sit home and watch the news all day long, or spend your time on Twitter or Facebook passing memes back and forth, the world can seem like a very frightening place. There are school shootings almost daily in America. Seems like someone is[..]
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  • Trick-Pony Language

    Trick-Pony Language

    She was telling a story, as people do when they gather together on a porch, or around a dinner table. Just a funny story, something that made her laugh, that made us laugh as she recounted it. But right in the middle of her story,[..]
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  • Blurring the lines: Anne Perry’s Murderous Tendencies

    Blurring the lines: Anne Perry’s Murderous Tendencies

        [caption id="attachment_4054" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Pauline & Juliet (r)[/caption] Given a choice between a documentary and a chick flick, I will choose the documentary most everytime. Even as an earlier reader, I was drawn more to biographies and memoirs than to Harlequin. That was[..]
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