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.

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 » • (1793 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 » • (3532 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 » • (1959 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 » • (1408 views)

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The Age of Arrogance

InformationAgeby Deana Chadwell    10/27/14
I think the alternate term is the “Information Age,” and I’m beginning to think that, like Adam and Eve, we weren’t ready for the information we’ve accumulated, and also like our garden couple, it’s made us think we can be like God, which we obviously can’t. More » • (1473 views)

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Apples and Their Tendency to Rot; The Power of the Presidency

RottenApplesby Deana Chadwell    10/21/14
From the beginning America has worked to avoid the tyranny of the monarchy; our forefathers saw up close and personal the disastrous effects of a king gone bad. George III (1738 to 1820) reigned for almost 60 years More » • (3368 views)

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Did No One See this Coming?

HandAndBallby Deana Chadwell    10/14/14
Why Liberals Wear the “What-me-worry?” Face  •  We’re not supposed to worry about what Obamacare will do to the nation, or what Islamic purists will do to us, or whether or not we’ll catch Ebola. We’re not supposed to look far enough ahead to see the damage that unlimited immigration will shred our society. More » • (2062 views)

Posted in Essays | 31 Comments

Movie Review: Left Behind

LeftBehindby Deana Chadwell    10/6/14
My husband and I rarely go to the movies, but this one had me curious. I had read most of the book and seen the first attempt  (Kirk Cameron) at making a cheesy novel into a major motion picture. At the time that seemed possible More » • (1266 views)

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The Power of Perversity

Classroomby Deana Chadwell    10/6/14
Last week I heard a young woman speak to Rush Limbaugh about the paradigm under which the younger generations operate. Her thesis was that the young have been so trained to feel bad about being white More » • (4669 views)

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Déjà vu of the Worst Kind

DejaVuby Deana Chadwell    9/29/14
Here we are back in Iraq, jets screaming and buildings exploding, fighting the same war we just “finished.” It’s déjà vu of the worst kind; we have been here before, and this recurrent nightmare begs some troubling questions: More » • (1499 views)

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Getting the Government We Deserve

SinkingShipby Deana Chadwell    9/22/14
It’s been heartening of late to watch Democrats scuttling across the deck of the SS Obama, bailing as fast as possible from the sinking ship that is the current administration. Even the most craven of Obama voters are disenchanted with the president and his failed promises. More » • (1661 views)

Posted in Politics | 15 Comments

The Inside Scoop – One Teacher’s Experience

TeacherBlackboardby Deana Chadwell    9/15/14
Schools across the nation have opened their doors; kids, dressed in their new school duds, carrying their new school backpacks have headed off for another year of learning. Their teachers have lesson plans written, and their rooms decorated.  Many are just as excited as the kids. More » • (2136 views)

Posted in Education | 16 Comments