The Lessons in Exodus

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on March 8, 2021 in LNP/Lancaster online. Reprinted here with permission from the author. God gave Moses the Ten Commandments for us. One specifically states, “do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold” (Exodus 20:323).  Republicans at theirContinue reading “The Lessons in Exodus”

The Heir Apparent to Donald Trump Is…Somewhat Surprising

Written by Laurie Hess, Warwick Township . This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on February 2, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to Harrisburg Patriot-News/PennLive for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  Let’s just say this: Donald Trump will never hold public office again. His base was notContinue reading “The Heir Apparent to Donald Trump Is…Somewhat Surprising”

A Letter to Lancaster Christians

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on February 1, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  Thank you to all Mennonites who signed a recent one page ad on 01/20/21.Continue reading “A Letter to Lancaster Christians”

The Trumpism Movement

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 17, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  The mob that desecrated the Capitol building, ending with destruction and death on theContinue reading “The Trumpism Movement”

Time to Cash Out

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township. This piece was first published on January 11, 2021 Rebecca’s blog, basicallybeckyblogs. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Money makes the world go round. And it makes small people sell their souls, and their country, for more. More money, more power, more money, more power – the cycleContinue reading “Time to Cash Out”

It’s Time to Move Forward

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on December 16, 2020 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. If you are one of the majority of Lancastrians who voted for Donald Trump for another four years as president, you may be feeling sad or angry orContinue reading “It’s Time to Move Forward”

A Global Perspective on American Greatness

Written by Kathy Becker, East Cocalico Township. An abbreviated version of this article was published on Sept. 26, 2020 in LNP/Lancaster Online. This longer version was first published on Nov. 1, 2020 in the Lancaster SPEAKS Up Blog with permission from the author. I went to bed on the night of Nov. 8, 2016, stillContinue reading “A Global Perspective on American Greatness”

Braver Angels – Holding the Divided Country Together

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This LTE was first published on October 18, 2020 in LNP/LancasterOnline. Reprinted here with permission from the author. In her Op-Ed on Sept 27th, Jess King pleaded with Lancastrians to find what we have in common for the good of the community. Currently, we are aContinue reading “Braver Angels – Holding the Divided Country Together”

The Black Box – Nuclear War Danger

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This article was first published on November 1, 2020 on the Lancaster SPEAKS Up Blog. Have we forgotten about the black box that is carried by a special envoy accompanying President Trump wherever he goes so he can push a button to trigger the launch ofContinue reading “The Black Box – Nuclear War Danger”

Friends, That’s Not Jesus You’re Worshipping. That’s Donald Trump.

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township. This piece was first published on Sept. 30, 2020 on Rebecca’s blog, basicallybeckyblogs. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I’m tired. But I want to be kind and I want to leave the door open, with a welcome mat, and I want to remind you that you canContinue reading “Friends, That’s Not Jesus You’re Worshipping. That’s Donald Trump.”