The Story Teller’s Daughter (The Beginning)

“Rise and shine for the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” Those were the words that my sister and I woke up to as our dad, Charles Wesley Elwell, would throw open our bedroom door and flick on the lights.  Daddy was serious about serving Jesus.  But it hadn’t always been that way. …

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From the time of Marbury v. Madison in 1803, the issue of a free and independent judiciary has been established in the United States. Although often frustrating and irritating, our system of justice has worked well, upholding the Rule of Law consistently and repeatedly for over two centuries. Rarely has it been undermined like it…

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Conquering Chaos

This morning I received a text that said, “I’m stressed. I miss how the world used to be. I can’t handle this chaos.” At that moment, I knew that anything I said would sound cliche. A few hours later I felt led to go to the grocery store. Weird, because I just went yesterday and…

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Accelerated Change is the New-Norm for the Church

Imagine you are on the beach.  You can feel the warm sand between your toes.  The gentle waves lull you and lure you to experience their soothing effect on your soul.  The beautiful clear water (must be in the Bahamas) is irresistible and even though you are not a water person compels you to take…

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To a Progressive, everything we say, everything we believe, everything we hold dear and cherish is a lie. Christianity is a lie. The Judeo-Christian Ethic is nothing more than a construct of entitled oppressors to hold down and repress individual expression. There is no right and wrong. It doesn’t exist. There is no North Star…

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It was Friday night–the beginning of a weekend women’s church retreat. What could be better? God. Food that I didn’t have to prepare. A beautiful hotel. It was going to be good. And then the first speaker opened her mouth… She had been the praise and worship leader in her church and fallen in love…

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It was dark and the fires of dinner time had died to a glowing smolder.  Peter had just arrived that afternoon and no one wanted to leave.   A young man in the back stood and said, “Peter, tell us again about the fish.”  He’d told the story the last time he had visited, but…

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I want to take a minute to explain my perspective on Sidney Powell’s defense against Dominion Voting System’s $1.3 billion lawsuit against her. Many people have taken her defense at face value, simplistically assuming that since her attorneys have maintained her claims against the Dominion Voting System were outlandish, and “no reasonable person” would take…

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Sometime after midnight, an Arabian wolf could be heard in the distance.  The chickens in the backyards of the various homes scattered about cackling and fluttering at the sound.  Danger was in the wind.  They could feel it. It was foolish for anyone with means to be caught on the dark streets alone at night. …

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I’ve been very hesitant to write this article. When this happens, it usually means I feel compelled to write something very strong but am apprehensive about doing so. Knowing it needs to be written, however, here goes.   As Christians, we are commanded to pray for our leaders, even the ones we do not like…

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