Tag: Jesus

  • These Lasting Moments

    These Lasting Moments

    Tim and I went on a date recently. It was apparently a date a lot of people decided to go on because when we arrived at Sparrow Bakery, the socially distanced line was long. Sparrow is a Bend tradition, sort of like Dinglewoods is for[..]
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  • Jesus was a colored man

    Jesus was a colored man

    Jesus was a colored man. Jesus dressed like the homeless man he was, the same clothes, day after day. Jesus didn't shave, or have his beard professionally maintained, it grew willy-nilly, everywhichaway. Jesus wore his hair in dregs. Jesus smelled of the sweat of the[..]
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  • The Half Enlightened

    The Half Enlightened

    Every time I hear somebody say "I'm not getting the vaccine because I don't trust it or I don't need it,"  I think of my father-in-law who was crippled from polio at age 3, and underwent a dozen operations during his childhood, and years of[..]
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  • The Conviction of Covenanters & Anti-Vaxxers

    The Conviction of Covenanters & Anti-Vaxxers

    It's not even 8 a.m. on the West Coast as I type this and already this day has started off with several deep conversations. The first was with a daughter dealing with the aftermath of her 2nd Covid shot. A bit of a headache and[..]
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  • Since Satan Moved Into the White House

    Since Satan Moved Into the White House

      I recently read a note from someone saying, "I'm not big on Jesus Christ, but I like the family gatherings and gift-giving part of Christmas and the spirituality of it." I winced. Poor maligned Jesus, always getting the blame for the wrongs others do.[..]
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  • God Loves You like a Granny

    God Loves You like a Granny

      Tim brought back yesterday's mail this morning, along with my Starbucks coffee. This is our ritual when he is with me. I write while he picks up the coffee. Like many who are seeking to follow the medical professionals pleas, we had a quiet[..]
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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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  • For the Love of Bob

    For the Love of Bob

    [caption id="attachment_5454" align="aligncenter" width="940"] MHaskey @ Columbus LedgerEnquirer.[/caption]   "If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk with others." - African proverb All of my life, I have had the good fortune to have been surrounded by good[..]
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  • Selu’s Lessons for Senator Tillis

    Selu’s Lessons for Senator Tillis

    Did you see the video of the woman from North Carolina who called Senator Thom Tillis’s office for help? She has cancer and needs her health insurance: “You are saying if you can’t afford it, you don’t get to have it and that includes healthcare?”[..]
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