Author Archives: Deana Chadwell

Deana Chadwell

About Deana Chadwell

I have spent my life teaching young people how to read and write and appreciate the wonder of words. I have worked with high school students and currently teach writing at Pacific Bible College in southern Oregon. I have spent more than forty years studying the Bible, theology, and apologetics and that finds its way into my writing whether I'm blogging about my experiences or my opinions. I have two and a half moldering novels, stacks of essays, hundreds of poems, some which have won state and national prizes. All that writing -- and more keeps popping up -- needs a home with a big plate glass window; it needs air; it needs a conversation. I am also an artist who works with cloth, yarn, beads, gourds, polymer clay, paint, and photography. And I make soap.

Leftlandia

by Deana Chadwell4/19/19
As children we passed the time pretending to be grown ups. We were doctors or cowboys or ballerinas or truck drivers. We built forts and made up languages. We played school. We imagined our way through grand adventures – and then, little by little, we turned into adults. More » • (53 views)

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Mourning Notre Dame

by Deana Chadwell4/15/19
The news this morning that the Notre Dame Cathedral was on fire knocked the breath out of me. I was amazed at my emotional reaction to the destruction of a building I’ve never visited, a building created by the corrupt medieval Roman Catholic church, a building so old that it should be irrelevant – but it isn’t.  We’re all heartbroken. Why? More » • (187 views)

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What do we Know and How do we Know it?

by Deana Chadwell3/19/19
As I sit here writing, a terrible thing is happening. It started mid-week, but there’s nothing being reported on the national news.  No TV cameras or on-the-street interviews. I saw blurbs on Drudge and Breitbart this morning (Sunday), but no big fuss. More » • (152 views)

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

by Deana Chadwell3/9/19
These concepts – life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – are dear, or once were dear, to the hearts of all Americans. These are the sacred rights of all human beings  — “sacred” because they are God-given and are not derived from government, rather government’s only mandate is to provide cover for those rights. More » • (151 views)

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Kudos to AOC

by Deana Chadwell2/9/19
I am guilty of speaking badly of the new congresswoman from New York. She is obviously the product of failing educational systems unable to do anything but pump her full of fatuous self-esteem. I’d lay odds she has a large box of participation trophies in her parents’ basement. More » • (342 views)

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Truth or Dare

by Deana Chadwell1/19/19
More and more any foray into the news feels like a trip to Bedlam – rational thought is nowhere to be found; the inmates are screeching inanities, drooling at the mouth, and throwing excrement – both literally and figurative – at anyone who dares to speak truth More » • (165 views)

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Christian Appropriation

by Deana Chadwell1/4/19
This mess at our southern border is stirring up the Sunday school wannabes again, and as a Christian and a conservative I am getting tired of being schooled by liberal Christians and non-believers about what my opinions should be, about what Jesus would do. More » • (227 views)

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Five Truths About Elections

by Deana Chadwell11/02/18
Elections are always important because power is always important. We are not only deciding which individuals we will place in power over us, but which ideas we will allow to control our lives. More » • (202 views)

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The Democrat Ten Commandments

by Deana Chadwell10/04/18
The Kananaugh/Ford hearing was excruciating to watch, but nevertheless instructive. The entire nation came face-to-face with the neon-glare of the nastiness that is now the Democrat party.  Decent Democrats still exist, but they either fail to pay attention and, therefore More » • (214 views)

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Advise and Consent

by Deana Chadwell9/21/18
Any thinking person today is hearing alarms going off in all directions over the Kavanaugh accusations. It’s obvious that this is all dirty politics; we can see that in the timing, in the fussiness about Ford testifying, in the nasty rhetoric that swirls in poisonous clouds throughout Washington. But the problem is much deeper. More » • (358 views)

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Believe in Something

by Deana Chadwell9/9/18
Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything. Just do it. Seldom have I heard a sillier string of sentences. I don’t even care whose face it’s plastered across. Nor do I care which half-witted, left-winged company lurks behind it. More » • (274 views)

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Legalizing the Constitution

by Deana Chadwell8/28/18
I once had a bumper sticker that read “Legalize the Constitution,” and occasionally I would find myself having to explain it, and often to defend it. Really? Not only is the Bill of Rights no longer understood or venerated, but confusion reigns. More » • (229 views)

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