The Odd Thomas Farewell Novel I Didn’t Want to See

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I'm a pretty practical reader.  I read solid theological tomes or historical fiction or self-help books--not sci-fi.  I'm not one to be hooked on fantasy tales and spirits of the walking dead.  So how in the world did I fall in love with a character who sees dead people, and whose path is crossed by shadowy purply-black death-chasers called "bodachs" who somehow show up every time there's an impending cataclysm?I don't know--but I'll tell you this:  I didn't want to see Odd Thomas die … [Read more...]

Powerball Winner: “First I’m Going to Pay My Tithes…”

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"First I'm going to pay my tithes, because I wouldn't have none of it if it wasn't for God."  Marie Holmes, a 26-year-old single mother who is one of the winners of this week's $188 million Powerball jackpot, told WECT-TV that she plans to put first things first when deciding how to spend her winnings.The 26-year-old single mother of four recently quit her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children, one of whom has cerebral palsy.She revealed that she doesn't play … [Read more...]

Ben Carson Responds to SPLC Attacks

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The Southern Poverty Law Center, the leftist nonprofit legal advocacy organization which is noted for its legal victories against white supremacist organizations and other groups which it defines as "hate groups", has a new target:  African-American neurosurgeon and possible presidential candidate Ben Carson.The SPLC's main complaint against Dr. Carson seems to be their assessment of him as "anti-LGBT" and opposes same-sex "marriage."  But there's more:  Staunchly supportive of President Obam … [Read more...]