Dead in the Water

Not long ago, I was going about my day when a bit of pride strutted through my soul. I can’t even remember what it was about. But my reaction was, Ugh. Every thought of my mind is only evil all the time! I realized I was paraphrasing Genesis 6:5, where God is grieved he made mankind because…

Halloween in Context—Dennis Patrick

The following is by Dennis Patrick, my father-in-law.  Dennis writes a weekly column for the Mountrail County Promoter, in which this piece originally appeared. *** It’s that time of year when pumpkins metamorphose into jack-o-lanterns and little imps provoke adults to give them candy. Halloween is here again. ​Is this really a time for celebrating…

Caitlyn, MacBeth, and the Baboons

Bruce Jenner is now calling himself Caitlyn.  (Will that get you on a Wheaties box these days?) Gay marriage bells ring the world over.  (If you don’t embrace this change, don’t ask for whom the bell tolls.  It tolls for thee).  Wealthy politicians use class warfare lingo to exploit voters.  (“I’m on your side.  It’s…