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 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    September 28, 2022 

Fearless Faith

It’s been a trying summer for gardening. Between the drought, a thriving crop of tomato worms, the dogs playing in the raised beds and a few hungry bunnies, things still turned out rather well in...

 

Fearless Faith

There are lots of ways to hide behind faith when it suits our purpose. The reasons are varied and broad, but the bottom line is that whipping out the Christian label sometimes becomes a way to...

 

Fearless Faith

Eighty-seven cents of taillight bulb, six dollars of waiting. Anyone who frequents auto parts counters knows that that is part of the price for a truly remarkable capitalist system in which one can...

 

Fearless Faith

A seldom visited but sturdy hymn, “Jesus, the Light of the World,” has as part of its refrain a reference to dewdrops of mercy that ‘shine all around us by day and by night.’ The mercy within...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    August 31, 2022

Fearless Faith

It’s hard not to be defensive when someone challenges you by declaring, “Well, that’s not very Christian!” If fruits of the Spirit bolster one’s faith, then perhaps a more appropriate...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    August 24, 2022

Fearless Faith

Many of us feel shackled when pondering what to do with hundreds, even thousands, of photos and slides accumulated over decades. It only takes a few minutes of perusing old images for nostalgia to...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    August 17, 2022

Fearless Faith

It’s our nature to pay attention to the latest interesting news or fad. If it is something out of the ordinary, something beyond our everyday activity, we are naturally drawn toward it. Such is the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    August 10, 2022

Fearless Faith

Some of the best pollinators in the world include hummingbirds and bees and insects of various kinds. Without pollinators, the earth would be hard set to produce the amount of food that is required...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    August 3, 2022

Fearless Faith

Must of us at one time or another have found ourselves at the mercy of someone offering up a prayer, invocation or similar entreaty to The Divine. Prayer is an important part of living a spiritual...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Fearless Faith

In the church’s politically revitalized rush to impart Christian principle and accountability toward governance of the nation, a burden can be placed squarely at the feet of our country’s...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Fearless Faith

The old adage about the grass being greener on the other side of the fence still speaks as loudly today as when it was first coined around the time of Christ. Attributed to the poet Ovid, it speaks...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Fearless Faith

We love structure even when it means restricting one’s own views. Structure prescribes rules and defines arenas for the games that we play — mental, political, relational, spiritual — in forms...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Fearless Faith

Time flies when you’re having fun, or at least when you’re a National Weather Service reporting station. For the past couple of decades, the daily routine has included recording highs and lows of...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 29, 2022

Fearless Faith

The chainsaw hadn’t been touched but once or twice since the Dailey tornado, now several years past. The bar was embarrassingly corroded but was at least more recognizable than the chain that clung...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 22, 2022

Fearless Faith

Have you ever allowed someone to confide in you only for them to share something unwarranted and unwanted, something truly ugly? Such a predicament is usually of our own making as we rise to the surfa...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 15, 2022

Fearless Faith

It is a good thing that we don’t have crystal balls. They would come to define our health, our mental prowess and our schedule in unhealthy ways. We would become calendar watchers consumed with...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 8, 2022

Fearless Faith

Etched into the mature growth of our north pasture are an assortment of livestock trails. Some are quite direct while others aimlessly meander, unhurried in their roles. Most are quite narrow...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Fearless Faith

Some things are just naturally made for one another; shoes and socks, nuts and bolts, coffee and cream, pins and needles. Who decides? No one is given the duty of waking each day and declaring that...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 25, 2022

Fearless Faith

The shuttle bus to Denver International Airport’s satellite parking was full, a dozen or so travelers nearing the end of various journeys, their thoughts focused on where they had been or where...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Fearless Faith

What a curious thing among collectors, the tendency to value imperfection, error, and mistake over perfection. This is especially true of those who collect postage stamps, currency, and coinage. A...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Fearless Faith

The process of hardening off plants is integral to the success of transplanted garden stock. Gradually introducing plants to an outdoor environment is key. Hardening exposes plants to the true...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Fearless Faith

While tromping around downtown Los Angeles during a weekend conference, we discovered some artists hard at work on several unique multi-story advertising panels. From upcoming movies to automobiles to...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Fearless Faith

Coffee is best “done” with others, conversation and fellowship combining with the ritual of sharing to create moments in which our lives intersect with others in mostly positive ways. According to...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Fearless Faith

Recently, I caught a portion of a 1950’s era war movie in which patriotic stereotypes ran true throughout. The leading men were impossibly handsome, unimpeachable leaders of lesser known though...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 13, 2022

Fearless Faith

After losing two long-time canine buddies last year, we were reluctant to jump back into a new puppy situation. It wasn’t that we didn’t care for the companionship. It was about having to once...

 

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