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 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 21, 2021 

Fearless Faith

What disservice we place at the feet of others when we lament the passage of time and its dilatory effects on us. Our lack of understanding allows ageism — the disparate treatment or prejudice again...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 14, 2021

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On a scale of one to 10 Every year, we keep running statistics on the consumption of certain summer foods, in particular, watermelons, cantaloupes, and, believe it or not, rhubarb custard pie. How...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 7, 2021

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It was a box that could only have come from a shop overflowing with decades of “I may need that someday.” It’s not a bad mindset to have if we are going to learn to caretake our only planet a...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 30, 2021

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Dogs and trucks were made for each other. Some dogs ride in them, others want to chase them. Whatever joy is derived on behalf of the dog, however, is genuine and without artifice. When they ride,...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 23, 2021

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It is that time of year when certain invasive weeds betray themselves upon blooming. One such species is the nodding thistle, or musk thistle. A combination of rain and warmer weather has encouraged t...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 16, 2021

Fearless Faith

The longest days of summer are nearly here emphasizing the movement of the seasons as well as the beauty of their timing. Early mornings or late evenings are a delight to get caught up in the colors...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 9, 2021

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Seemingly overnight our irises are back in full force after being shredded a year ago by storms. It’s a reminder of the resilience of nature and God’s divine touch on creation. It’s not only...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 2, 2021

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Rains and milder temperatures provided blessings this week. Not everyone was eager to claim them, however, given the accompanying damage attendant to several of the storms. It’s been a year since a...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Under the Wire

Measuring up The annual spring roundup has begun, not to gather in four-legged critters and such, but to corral the multitude of stray hand tools that survived winter projects only to be misplaced...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 19, 2021

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The hackberry tree row in our north shelter belt has been present for 80-some years if counting growth rings is worth anything. Hackberries are durable, drought resistant and rather tenacious....

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 12, 2021

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Some decisions are easier than others as evidenced by the driver’s side door latch on our secondary vehicle. It got fussy the last few months and finally refused to work at all… except from the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 5, 2021

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Very few things are set in stone, even if we believe them to be absolute and unchanging. That is true in the case of our old farmstead and the concrete steps leading up to the back door. The original...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 28, 2021

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The spring blessing of new life is evident in the everyday as we emerge from a year of anxiety and concern. Amid the news of the day, old and new, are signs that life moves forward in positive ways...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 21, 2021

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Finding good help these days can be difficult. Not the domestic notion kind of help that is cast deep in fiction and culture, but the good friend help where one person stands by and with you when...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 14, 2021

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The office desk I use isn’t exactly modern art. It stems from the 40s or 50s, a hand-me-down that has served well but will never win a beauty contest. It was made during the era of everything...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 7, 2021

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A debate continues to unfold between Christian evangelicals and other Christian adherents over what the phrase “children of God” represents. For some, a focused reading of scripture confers the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 31, 2021

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For many who claim Christianity as their own, unfettered joy is one description discoverable in Palm Sunday liturgies and writings. The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, on a donkey of all things, was ca...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 24, 2021

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The difference between light and dark can be tricky when it comes to religion. For many, shadow and nuance are integral to our understandings of faith, life, and love. If it were easy, there would be...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 17, 2021

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Sometimes it is nice to set aside guilt and allow someone else or some other circumstances to dictate a course of action. When a trip home from northern Utah was negatively impacted with unprecedented...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 10, 2021

Fearless Faith

It was 1992 during an environmental law lecture for graduate students that a first occurred for the instructor and the majority of students present. A bag phone ringer went off in the middle of the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Fearlesss Faith

Some weeks there are certain phrases or words that pop up unbidden but that are nevertheless welcome. During the recent cold snap, “gratitude” tended to rise above the flurry of other words, in...

 

Fearless Faith

Great art inspires. One need only look at works of the old Masters to confirm that aphorism. Art in the Christian Tradition is one example of public access to religious art. Sponsored by Vanderbilt...

 

Fearless Faith

Defining personal boundaries and borders can be a daunting task on the best of days, yet we know that life is generally better when we understand our limitations and constraints. For some, simply bein...

 

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The best part of each day for many is that moment when new sunshine breeches the eastern horizon quickly illuminating landscapes outside and inside the house. In this season of wintry weather, each...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    February 3, 2021

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Responding to food insecurity Let’s face it; the pandemic has altered how we do food. Some of us have become more resourceful and efficient in our food choices. We shop differently, meal plan...

 

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