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A pox on Mother’s Day?

"A pox on Mother’s Day?" Continued...

Issue: "Coat of many dollars," May 3, 2014

Marcotte
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Marcotte
Marcotte is not oblivious to how she comes off: “Don’t I sound selfish? Hedonistic? Isn’t there something very unfeminine about my bluntness here? … I feel zero guilt about it, but I know that saying so out loud will cause people to want to hit me with the Bad Woman ruler.” She sounds as if she’s been hit with that ruler many times, and she now wants to come across as so Bad that others will declare her incorrigible and leave her alone. But the prodigal son came to his senses as he was feeding pigs, and maybe this prodigal daughter will tire of assaulting pigs and fall into the arms of a Father who is running to her, even though she can’t see Him now.

March mercy

On Saturday evening, March 15, while returning from the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II tournament in Ohio, the Arlington Baptist College (Arlington, Texas) basketball team bus suffered two flat tires. The team was stranded on a dangerous stretch of interstate highway near Memphis.

Numerous wrecker services and emergency services personnel were unable or unwilling to help, but Bellevue Baptist Church (Cordova, Tenn.) sent a bus. Church members took the team to breakfast, then to Sunday school and morning worship. While the players worshipped, church members repaired the team bus.

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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