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About LAW

Linda Whitlock has been a college English instructor, a freelance writer, an online writing coach, and an opinion columnist for The Roanoke Times. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, including The War Cry, HomeLife, Mature Living, Spirit-Led Writer, and PrimeLiving. Her passion is writing about the intersection of politics, culture, and worldview, particularly the Christian worldview.

Surely Goodness and Mercy

The other day during my devotional time, I was searching YouTube for the song with the lyrics “Surely goodness and mercy . . .” that were running through my head. I found this version of “Psalm 23” by the Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Put Not Your Trust in Princes

   Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. Happy is he that hath the … Continue reading

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I don’t follow many blogs, but one I enjoy reading is Frugal Girl. Kristen, the Frugal Girl, posts several times a week on frugality, gratitude, and grocery spending/meal planning among other things. I especially enjoy reading the comments, which – … Continue reading

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Is it a revolution?

In his article, “Yes, This is a Revolution,” Abe Greenwald of Commentary Magazine provides the best description I’ve read of our present moment. “The battle for the survival of the United States of America is upon us,” Greenwald writes, and … Continue reading

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One Day at a Time

  I don’t know about you, but over these past few months, I’ve often found myself very angry. Part of it has been anger over things happening in the lives of some of our family members. But much of it … Continue reading

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Cultural Pressure Doth Make Cowards of Us All

Princeton University professor, Robert George, has an excellent essay at Public Discourse that calls out Christians and cultural conservatives for our lack of moral courage in the face of the take-no-prisoners LGBTQ cultural onslaught of the past decade. The essay … Continue reading

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Let Kindness be Your Guide

To borrow from Mr. Rogers, it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood in my neck of the woods on this first day of 2020. The morning started off cloudy, but now in mid-afternoon, the sun is bright and the sky … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth

The following is a never-published column I wrote in 2007. I’m posting it here this Christmas season because most of the content is as relevant today as it was back then. I heard the bells on Christmas Day their old, … Continue reading

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The Church Still Stands

Kevin Williamson at National Review is one of my favorite writers. The Atlantic hired him away from National Review last year but got cold feet at the last minute when some readers complained about his “extreme” views on abortion. Too … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

Pretty much all of us have expectations about how life will turn out – at least those of us who live in the West and who grew up in reasonably normal homes. The interesting thing is, we may not even … Continue reading

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