Category Archives: News and politics

Encountering Evil

Sometimes, our brains go haywire. We will do things that we know is wrong, but we do them anyway. Things might come out of our mouth that we suddenly wish it wasn’t said. We might break a speed limit. We … Continue reading

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It’s not Fair!

Many people are familiar with the story of Jonah and the whale, except there was no whale. A whale is not mentioned in the book of Jonah. In fact, nowhere in the Bible is there a whale. Jonah was swallowed … Continue reading

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Watch Your Mouth!

Matthew 15:10 opens after Jesus has a disagreement with the Pharisees, the religious authorities from Jerusalem. Jesus’ disciples did not wash their hands before eating, which was counter to Jewish tradition. In Jesus’ time, fingers were made before forks. Except … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Me Out!

If anyone hasn’t heard, the Pope visited the U.S. Pope Francis has gathered the attention of the media for his surprising off-handed remarks. Famously when the Pope was asked about gay people in the church, the Pope responded, “Who am I … Continue reading

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God Has Our Back

Remember Watergate? I’m certainly old enough to remember it. It’s now talked about in history books. It was a bungled burglary that led to the only resignation of a President of the United States.   One of key figures of … Continue reading

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Restore, restore your people

I have a brother-in-law who is a major in the Utah National Guard. He was a captain a few years ago when we stayed with them for my mother’s 80th birthday. While we were there he was called out because … Continue reading

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Episode II: A New Hope

  We were living in Ely, Nevada in 1977 when there was tremendous buzz over a new science fiction movie. It was the talk of the country. We wondered how long it would take to get to our little theater … Continue reading

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