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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.

Two Roads

Raptureby Deana Chadwell3/4/15
with Apologies to Robert Frost More » • (1280 views)

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Against Flesh and Blood

AgainstFleshby Deana Chadwell2/19/15
Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.   Eph. 6:12 More » • (2823 views)

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The Mad Hatter’s Lament

Madhatter3by Deana Chadwell  2/7/15
I am really trying to hold onto some form of sanity here, but ever since I saw a woman bathing in her breakfast cereal, my brain has been crumbling; I find I now live in a world where the president of the greatest, most powerful country the earth has ever known can sit calmly for an interview with a woman in green lipstick More » • (3099 views)

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Islam, Churchianity, and the 1st Amendment

RubikCubeby Deana Chadwell  1/22/15
ISIS just executed 13 young boys for watching a soccer game, and they’ve been throwing homosexuals off tall buildings; Boko Haram murdered thousands just last week. And worst of all, these groups have done it all in the name of religion. More » • (5727 views)

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Multiculturalism and the Myth of Compromise

Multiculturalism2by Deana Chadwell  1/11/15
For the last few decades, Western civilization has been attempting to avoid the difficult levels of thought – analysis, synthesis, and most of all, evaluation. No one wants to be the one to point a finger and say, “That’s just wrong.” More » • (5045 views)

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Diane Feinstein, the Iron Maiden

Feinsteinby Deana Chadwell  12/16/14
Okay – now I’m really mad. And what’s worse, I’m mad on two fronts. For one thing I don’t like people messing with my language, and for another, I don’t like people messing with the people who do the hard and dirty work of keeping us safe. More » • (1250 views)

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The Star out of Jacob

StarJabobby Deana Chadwell  12/8/14
Christmas is almost here – we’ve put up our tree, we’re scurrying around town doing our shopping, and staring at the boxes of cards we need to get addressed. Christmas as usual, but every year I realize that I’ve learned something new about the birth of Christ More » • (2379 views)

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Even Steven – Fundamental Problems with Equality

Cookieby Deana Chadwell 11/30/14
The further into the frightening future we travel the more we will need to understand what has gone wrong with our national thinking, and more importantly, how we are going to correct it. We have spent the last 6 years listening to our dear leader chastise us about equality More » • (1683 views)

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Iago and Immigration — a Wrong is but a Wrong

Obamaby Deana Chadwell 11/22/14
Thursday night Obama kicked every American citizen in the shins – not just conservative Americans, but all Americans. We voted and we said with our votes, “Don’t do this.” And he stuck his middle finger in our faces and did it anyway. More » • (1789 views)

Posted in Politics | Tagged | 17 Comments

Paradise and Perdition

TheParadiseby Deana Chadwell    11/17/14
Last week I wrote about the attitudes and ideas that we need to get straight before this nation can heal. This is the first essay in a series that will deal with those ideas. More » • (3527 views)

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Breathing Freedom

StatueOfLibertyby Deana Chadwell    11/10/14
Election night I filled my lungs with a deep breath and then exhaled for what felt like the first time in 6 long years. God does answer prayer and millions of us have been praying. Americans aren’t stupid, aren’t depraved, aren’t mindlessly dependent, and when face-to-face with tyranny, we know how to fight back. More » • (1956 views)

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Terror and Salvation

BridgeCrossby Deana Chadwell    11/2/14
We all have the same future. We will all die; we will leave this planet for parts unknown. Well, unknown to some of us. There are those of us who are very sure where we’re going; we may have some misgivings about how we might get there – I know I’m not at all afraid of being dead More » • (1396 views)

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