Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

Reflections On Being Born From Above

 

Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. {2} This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him." {3} Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God." {4} Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time...

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I went to the movies last weekend and came down with a major case of deja-view. I saw Man on Fire starring Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning and I found myself pretty sure I had seen this movie before. Hasn't Denzel already played a character willing to die for a child he loves? Hasn't Dakota already played a smart and spunky rich little girl? Don't most action movies focus on the hero who will kill anyone it takes to get to the truth and/or revenge? Yes, yes, oh gee, yes again.

Man on Fire...

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Dear Mae Julian, 

Dear Mae,

I loved your dandelion story in the last issue of The Waynedale News.‑‑Many people believe, people like us who love dandelions are odd ducks, but they're the blind ones.‑ God created a symphony of color for us by creating all the different colored plants and living things.‑ Monet would never have chosen to paint a modern "all green," yard because it would be so lacking in color and it would be boring.‑ Photon's reflected from each plant combine in‑unique...

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Reflections On The Presence and Providence of God

 

As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me continually, "Where is your God?";
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God. Psalm 42:1-3, 11 NRSV

The psalms are the...

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(The following was sent to me by a friend - I strongly agree with what he has to say and I couldn't have said it better.)

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire book of Acts.‑ They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game. "But...

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When I was in the fifth grade, my favorite book was Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. It was my best friend's favorite book too and I can remember one sleep over at her house during which we spent a significant amount of time reading the book's ending over and over again, loving it a little more each time. So, when I saw that Miramax was making a movie out of my childhood favorite, I was naturally terrified. The book, after all, is usually much better than the movie. Luckily, my fears were...

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