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 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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(Written by a reluctant, teed-off Associate Editor)

 

Ooooooh I just have to tell you, Mrs. Wayne Dale is gone again and I know not, nor care not, where. I suppose she and Wayne took off (and I use this phrase without the slightest thought of them not having their clothes on) and went somewhere down south to gather up some sunrays. As long as she doesn't try to show me her tan wrinkles when she gets back, I'll be OK with that.

I'm afraid anyone looking to see where Bertha and her Tubby...

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Sometimes I get steamed, get my dander up, or just plain get p....d off at what people do. I'm normally a calm person and it takes a lot to get me angry. What the heck am I talking about? Some people think that the words "under God" don't belong in the pledge of allegiance to our Flag.

In 1991, twin Scouts in California (both atheists), refused to say "God" while reciting the Cub Scout oath. They were, ". . . booted out of the organization," and I think rightly so. They went to court....

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Reflections on The Kingdom of God

 

But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, {28} bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. {29} If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. {30} Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. {31} Do to others as you would have them do to you. {32} If you love those...

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