Christian Nationalism Isn’t American

It’s Neither Constitutional Nor Fundamental to Our Existence I previously explained why Christian Nationalism isn’t Christian in a post by that name, which can be found on Medium here and on my own website here. But now I would like to address the political problems with it. No, I’m not a constitutional lawyer, but I …

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Christian Nationalism Isn’t Christian

We Have a Much Higher Calling Christian Nationalism is simply nationalism and nothing more. How else could churches in both Ukraine and Russia celebrate Easter while calling themselves right and their opponent wrong? Yes, that is a form of Christian Nationalism, albeit not what we usually mean in the U.S.A. We have forgotten what the …

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War and Humanity

Fear and the Hunger for Power Affect Us All Less than twenty-four hours ago as I write this, Russia attacked Ukraine under Putin’s orders. This should come as a surprise to no one. Putin felt threatened by (read: fearful of) Ukraine’s desire to align with Western Europe and away from his sphere of influence. Fear …

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A Dog’s Life Isn’t Fair

Humans Think We Have It Good But I’m Telling You It Ain’t True! A few weekends ago, a bump grew on my right-back paw. It bugged me, so I was licking it a lot. Mom caught me doing that, and off we went to the vet. Like most dogs, I hate going to the vet. …

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My Perfect Job

It’s so nice to be appreciated. On December 23rd, I walked into my office, sat down, and nearly burst into tears. On my desk were two Christmas cards from the four women I work most closely with. I was overwhelmed with gratitude, humility, and joy. I finally found my fit. Let me explain. I decided …

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The Great American Road Trip—Not

Great Expectations Meet Mundane Fails I took an unplanned road trip a short time ago. It wasn’t at all what I expected or felt I needed. My husband scored a job 1500 miles away from home. He expected to be staying in a motel and took the absolute minimum. But after getting there, he found …

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Rudeness Can Kill But Kindness Can Save

Don’t Believe Me? Read On Anyone who doesn’t live in a bubble has noticed that “common courtesy” seems to have been abandoned in the last several years, giving way to aggressive entitlement. Road rage, out of control airplane passengers, street fights and violent death are all on the rise. Now the pandemic seems to have …

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Labels as Descriptions Not Definitions

Labels Don’t Tell the Whole Story Labeling is a basic survival activity of our brain. We need labels such as danger, safe, sweet, bitter, and scary. Some of these we learn before we can formulate words for them. Consider the infant who bonds to their mother as a source of food and comfort but startles …

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