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.

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 » • (121 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 » • (135 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 » • (198 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 » • (199 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 » • (193 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 » • (343 views)

Posted in Politics | 77 Comments

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 » • (257 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 » • (220 views)

Posted in Essays | 51 Comments

If They Haven’t Learned…

by Deana Chadwell8/3/18
Picture 10-year-old Johnny, his masculinity threatened on every level, his mental and physical energy denied expression, his home life hectic and unsupportive, his continued inability to read becoming more debilitating every year, and his boredom level has climbed off any available chart. More » • (173 views)

Posted in Education | 17 Comments

Fragmentation and the Family

by Deana Chadwell7/16/18
Time was when society was a fairly simple arrangement. There was Noah and his wife and the three sons and their wives.  That mini-society obviously worked well because in just a few hundred years human beings found the time to build giant monuments. More » • (275 views)

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Starless, Starless Night

by Deana Chadwell5/30/18
Here we are, groping our way through the promised Age of Aquarius, constantly bombarded with images of kids snorting prophylactics or swallowing detergent, college professors gloating over the dead, and young people committing random, mass shootings. More » • (148 views)

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The Narrow Brick Road

by Deana Chadwell4/14/18
We hear often in the media disparaging remarks about Christians. It is the one group society is allowed to attack, the one religion that political correctness refuses to cover with its blanket of protection. But why? More » • (226 views)

Posted in Essays | 15 Comments