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Scripted, Scripture & Scribes

Politics and religion come together in a storm of biblical proportion this week. Scripted. Yesterday, our President, Notorious D.J.T., spoke eloquently before the general assembly of the United Nations. I say “eloquently” because he stuck to a script, and it was all in complete, grammatically correct sentences. A miracle! Because of…

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Change Is Gonna Do Me Good

I’m not one for change.  It may be this aversion to change comes from having been born and reared in Tyler, living in the same house until I graduated from high school.   My entire life has been spent living at three points on the same latitude, with Interstate 20…

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Accusations, Awards & Announcements

I am just sick and disgusted this week. Read and see why. Accusations. More trouble in Washington. As I mentioned last week, it has been the goal of evangelicals everywhere to compromise Christian morality in support of Brother Trump for the end result of gaining a conservative to the Supreme Court.…

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Think

Once upon a time, a little boy was born into a home with two parents, a mother and a father, in which two strains of both politics and Protestantism resided. The mother was a Democrat and a Methodist; the father was a Republican and a Southern Baptist. And the little…

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Breathless, Betrayal & Boycotts

My sense of humor is low this week, but satire is alive and well. Get on your knees. Breathless. It’s a shame that so many other news sources (other than me, of course) have questionable journalistic practices. That liberal giant, the NEW YORK TIMES, ran an anonymously written opinion piece last…

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Confessions From My Rabbit Hole

When the New York Times published that anonymous op-ed this week sensationally titled “I am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” my movie addled brain went down its usual rabbit hole to those movies with similar screaming titles. Confessions of a Nazi Spy. I Married a Nazi.  That…

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Memorial, Messiah & Misogynist

Oftentimes, prayer covers a range of emotions……sadness, sarcasm and schadenfreude…..this is one of those weeks. Memorial. Last week, I exhorted you to remember the loss of Brother McCain and Sister Franklin. This week, with both of their funerals behind us, let us reflect on each of these services. Brother McCain was…

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Monkey Business

Were you one of those children that slept with a quantity of stuffed toys?  I certainly was. There was the requisite teddy bear, a circus clown and Barney Rubble, dressed in that fur dress he and Fred Flintstone always wore.  And there was a monkey holding a plastic banana. The…

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Maverick, Morality & Mirror

My spiritual fortitude is being tested this week.  Join me in prayer. Maverick.  I’m having to break out my black dress a lot recently.  So many deaths of note.  Now, we’ve lost the maverick himself, Brother John McCain.  Never before have I had such on again/off again feelings about a…

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