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What’s Left of Right?

Karen’s Note: The following is a post from a veteran-turned-pastor friend. Many of you regular readers are already familiar with Roger.  Please feel free to share your thoughts with him. I know he’d like to engage with you on these matters. Roger lives and serves in Portland.

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On the Good News of Jesus from Matthew 5:21-37, Deut. 30:15-20,  Psalm 119:1-8,  1 Cor. 3:1-9

–by Pastor Roger Fuchs

 

Author’s note:  The terms “left” and “right” in this piece should not be taken as synonyms for liberal and conservative terms of politics.  Understand them as they are developed in the text.  As we are biased to right-handedness, so we are biased to believe in the rightness of our own ideas, sometimes to great harm.  My friend Karen has a term for this, the religion of “certainosity”.  There is a bit of it about these days… 

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Push Back with Jimmie Moomaw #PeopleoftheResistance

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a series of interviews I’m conducting with people across the country. This is an effort to get to know the stories of the people whose status updates I see on Facebook.  It is the discovery of how people came to form their political beliefs, what worries they might have and what gives them hope. These are #PeopleoftheResistance. If you have a story to share, shoot me a note

Jimmie. Angel

 

Salisbury, N.C. – Moving off up north wasn’t easy for Jimmie Moomaw. She’d spent near about her entire adult life – forty-one years of it   in Atlanta. She and her husband Ned, a professor at Agnes Scott College, moved to the big city. Leaving behind that life and all that familiarity wasn’t easy.  

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This is My Confession

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She opened up the appointment book and flipped through the pages, trying to figure out a way to schedule the next haircut around both of our schedules. If we don’t get it on the books, then too many weeks pass by and I grow increasingly overwhelmed by bangs gone awry.

We never did settle on the next date, which means last night’s cut & color is the last one before the taping of a nationally syndicated TV show in mid-November and the last one before my 60th birthday, just days after the election,

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A Note from David

 

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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 your last.

Keep company with God.

Get in on the best.

Open up before God, keep nothing back; he’ll do whatever needs to be done.

He’ll validate your life in the clear light of day and stamp you with approval at high noon.

Quiet down before God.

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Parts Unknown

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So while all y’all were glued to the television, watching Trump implode by

1) Refusing yet again to release his financials because he really doesn’t want you to know how deep is his involvement with Putin

2) Committing treason by daring Russians to find him dirt on Hillary because Trump frankly hasn’t a clue (to quote Biden) on how to conduct a campaign with dignity much less a country with honor

3) Making a mockery out of America and Amercians while he aligns himself as one of Putin’s personal assistants

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