Light Pushes

Light Pushes through the mist from the street lamp.  Its reach seems to be limited to the immediate area of illumination, but I realize that the light has actually reached the ground and surrounding area, diffuse and dim.Likewise, hope pushes through my circumstances.  I read...

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What’s Out Your Window?

A friend of mine commented about the neighborhood he lives in.  He said that it must be a rule to take any heated argument outside and for those involved to yell and scream as loudly as possible.It often seems like that is what the media...

How Can it Be?

How can it be?How can it be that our Government is going about doing bad?  This of course, is in direct contrast with the testimony that Jesus went around doing good. Spending money we neither have nor will ever be able to recover.  Giving this printed...

What’s your issue?

My Friends, what is your issue.  Everyone has them.  Some people have chronic illness.  Some are in terrible debt and have become slaves to it.  Some people are activists on behalf of some larger issue, like global warming or child advocacy. Many of my friends...

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Common Core for an Ordered Society

Common Core is the new ‘No Child Left Behind’ and ‘Goals 2000’ from the federal government with more technology and a more brazen step on the path toward a fully ordered society.  At its extremity, this ordered society is one in which, children are allowed...

In Case of Rape

There are stories everyday about rape.  One recently grabbed my attention.It is the story of a 16 year old girl, raped by a married, 21 year old man.  She apparently hid her pregnancy for more than four months from her parents.  The man is in...

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Political Bullies

Political bullying happens on both ends of the spectrum.  My conservative friends are quick to point out that the big banks, unions and Progressives use their leverage and dubious tactics to influence legislation and public policy.My Friends, the people on the right are sometimes wrong...

A Short Testimony

My name is Darlene.  My father is a serial rapist.In 1966, Claire was a 16 year old girl. She was invited to the movies by a new boy at school.  He was charming and her parents gave permission.  On the way home, it began to...

Life Lights

The Bible says, “You are the light of the world.” Without light we cannot see things in front of us.  We don’t know where anything is.  We cannot even navigate.  Blind people compensate with other senses.  They use cues and sensory input that sighted people generally...

You Can Do Anything

"You can do anything."I don’t remember ever hearing this when I was growing up: not from parents or other family members, not from teachers, not even from anyone on TV.My children heard it every week. We chose home education.  I tailored individual plans for each...