Tag: God

  • RAISED UP WHITE IN ALABAMA

    RAISED UP WHITE IN ALABAMA

    Editor’s Note: This is the fourth 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[..]
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  • What’s Left of Right?

    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[..]
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  • I AM NOT BLESSED

    I AM NOT BLESSED

    It's the time now when I have finished one book and about to get started on another. It's time for resetting. A time where I prepare for book tour. This last book in the Appalachian series will include a talk/presentation for ancestry buffs, so I'm[..]
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  • My Prayers for 2017

    My Prayers for 2017

      I have this painting that a friend made me. It is a colorful painting with a big yellow sun in it and the phrase "FIND YOUR HAPPY" in big bold letters. FIND YOUR HAPPY. Many a theologian has warned us that if we go[..]
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  • The Uncomfortable Truth

    The Uncomfortable Truth

      Some of my best friends are white evangelicals who voted for Trump. As you might imagine that has created a fissure Grand Canyon-wide between us and threatens to destroy the very relationships that have weathered storms for 30 years or more. I am saddened by[..]
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  • Truth Isn’t Always Self-Evident

    Truth Isn’t Always Self-Evident

    This is an exercise in reasoning. It might be a little hard to grasp at first but bear with me. It may seem improbable, but it is possible for one's pea-picking brain to hold two truths in one's head at one time. For instance, "It[..]
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  • Raining Silver Dollars

    Raining Silver Dollars

    Some years ago now, Tim and I joined friends for dinner at their home. The couple with whom we were dining had three young daughters. Sometime during the evening, the youngest of the girls became quite distraught over some wrong her sister had inflicted upon[..]
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  • A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

    A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

    Dear God: I am thankful for Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Rep. John Lewis, who made me cry when he told the story of growing up in a segregated South. I remember. Thank you for these men and women,like Senators Warren, Boxer, Duckworth,[..]
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  • Overcoming Evil

    Overcoming Evil

    Do good. As much good as you can find to do. Do it. I've been reading Ann Voskamp's book, The Broken Way. I want you to read it, too. I'm giving away two copies. For a chance to win, you need to leave your name below[..]
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