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Field Sobriety Test

by Tad Lindley H ave you ever been charged with a DWI or a DUI? It usually starts like this: you told yourself you would only have one, because you didn’t want a DUI. But […]

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The Ten Virgins

by Tad Lindley You’ll have to read it for yourself and see if you can figure out if the man was going to marry ten ladies at one time, or if the ten virgins were […]

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The Power of Prophecy

by Tad Lindley Imagine that this year some well-known, but not so well respected elder were to stand before the AVCP convention and say, “The Lord told me that in the future, the Yup’ik people […]

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Net Mending

by Tad Lindley This column was written in 2006. This year my king gear is in great shape, safely tucked away under the house. It’s my whitefish gear that’s being torn to shreds. My king […]

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Freedom From Nightmares

by Tad Lindley Across this region, live many men and women who have served in combat from the Aleutian campaign in World War II to Korea, to Vietnam, and most recently the Middle East. Even […]

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Your Ex Wants You Back

by Tad Lindley Did you ever know someone in a bad relationship? They finally got rid of the guy or the girl and you were glad to hear it, they were feeling safe again, had […]

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The Ciivak Effect

by Tad Lindley My friend, Harry Lewis, once said this, “Marriage is like flies on a screen door. The ones on the inside are trying to get out, and the ones on the outside are […]

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What Do You Worship?

by Tad Lindley I saw the Grateful Dead at Pine Knob in Detroit Michigan in 1988. We had floor seats, and I stood on my chair and danced through both sets, as did the thousands […]

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Read Before Giving Up

by Tad Lindley This is for those times when you feel like giving up. I want you to cut this out and tuck it away in the back of your Bible for a rainy day, […]

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Are You Tired of the Torturers?

by Tad Lindley On those nights when you have trouble sleeping, do you get plagued by reliving your past? Do you think about situations where people took advantage of you or hurt you? Do you […]

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The Revelation Part 2

by Tad Lindley Have you ever read the Book of the Revelation? If you haven’t, you are missing a blessing. The Bible even promises a blessing to us if we read the Revelation. Blessed is […]

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The Revelation Part 1

by Tad Lindley Have you ever read the Book of the Revelation? If you haven’t, you are missing a blessing. The Bible even promises a blessing to us if we read the Revelation. Blessed is […]

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God’s Preferred Pronouns

by Tad Lindley After the recent acquittal of former President Donald Trump, US Congressman, Eric Swallwell (who had been hoping for an impeachment) expressed his frustration saying, “We could have called God herself [as a […]

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In the Crosshairs of Eternity

by Tad Lindley It will be my name on this article, but the ideas are coming from a message preached this morning by Pastor Bradbury combined with the crosshairs analogy made by Kevin Augustine. Horizontal […]

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When Someone Dies, We Bury Them

by Tad Lindley It varies from place to place. We’ve got good soil here, so we typically dig graves six feet down. Oftentimes we are blessed by AVEC’s drill rig and only have to finish […]

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Why a Manger?

by Tad Lindley When the angel came to the shepherds he gave them this message: “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto […]

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The Y Chromosome of Jesus

by Tad Lindley Many people are constantly puzzled by this one haunting thought that comes, in some cases nightly, when they are trying to sleep, other times it blurts out of their mouth when they […]

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Facebook File # 47: Unfriended

by Tad Lindley Only on account of writing about Facebook did I look up how many friends I have (1,811), because I don’t monitor the whole thing too hard. My wife manages my Facebook account […]

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When God Takes Off His Mask

by Tad Lindley I was deep undercover, 30 year old hoodie, sunglasses, and COVID mask. Nobody could recognize me. That’s how I wanted it. I had tested negative, but I was still on contact trace […]

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Jesus the Storm Chaser

by Tad Lindley It was evening, and Jesus told his disciples to get in the boat and head across the Sea of Galilee. Jesus went to sleep, and the disciples did the sailing. Mark includes […]

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Full

by Tad Lindley I don’t know how it is for you, but for me, there are some foods where it is very hard for me to get full on, no matter how much I eat. […]

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The Water Cycle

by Tad Lindley Can you remember the first time you saw ice? I can’t. It must have happened way before I came into understanding. I can’t remember my first snowfall either. I’ve always known snow. […]

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Breaking the Bondage of Your Bruise

by Tad Lindley In a normal infection, your immune system attacks the invading bacteria and kills them. Then it removes the damaged tissue and the dead bacteria. In a skin infection we see the aftermath […]

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Dumping the Honey Bucket

by Tad Lindley Have you ever had the honey bucket splash on you when you were dumping it? Did you ever have a clean pour and then at the very last moment a drop of […]

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Turning Off the Ircinrraq Filter Part 1

by Tad Lindley Have you ever been looking at your social media, and thought to yourself, “Wow, they look like they are really getting healthy!” Perhaps they had the classic Diet CokeTM and Big Mac […]

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Higher Power or Higher Tower?

by Tad Lindley For 16 years I was very active in Alcoholics Anonymous. In the beginning, before the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, had been written, the oldtimers told me they had the Bible at meetings. […]

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The Caller ID Syndrome

by Tad Lindley The first time I ever saw caller ID was in the mid 70s. I was at a neighbor’s house. The phone rang. My friend asked his dad, “If it’s Jack, do you […]

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What If They Tear Down All the Jesus Statues?

by Tad Lindley In case you haven’t read the news, there are groups of protestors who are defacing, destroying, and removing statues around the country. There are calls to destroy Mount Rushmore. Recently someone has […]

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Smoke Salmon, Not Salem

by Tad Lindley Smoke is pretty powerful stuff. For thousands of years people have been smoking foods. Smoke produces a layer of formaldehyde on the outside of the fish or meat. This helps prevent mold […]

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The Power of Prophecy

by Tad Lindley Imagine that this year some well-known, but not so well respected elder were to stand before the next AVCP convention and say, “The Lord told me that in the future, the Yup’ik […]

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What Will Our Kids Know?

by Tad Lindley Thinking about fish camp and those that have lead the way for us, I pulled this out of the archives. It still makes me cry to read it. Dad is now gone […]

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Jesus Broke the Social Distancing Mandate

by Tad Lindley Right now our nation is in quarantine mode. People are commanded to maintain “social distancing”. Everywhere in Bethel people are wearing masks to avoid breathing other people’s breath and to stop theirs […]

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Hamburger in the Honey Bucket

by Tad Lindley For those who are reading on the internet or get the Delta Discovery in the lower 48 and who might be unfamiliar with the term “honey bucket”, let me explain. Where we […]

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My Last Column Ever

by Tad Lindley Usually I type up my column on Sunday night. I share it online with the Lincoln’s before 10 PM. Then they put it into the newspaper layout on their computer. Before 7 […]

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If Joseph Had Given Up on Life

by Tad Lindley We all know people who have chosen to take their own lives. Often they are weakened by drunkenness. Sometimes a note is left, other times only unanswered mysteries. Their reasons are many: […]

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A Harlot in the Hall of Faith

by Tad Lindley There are many Halls of Fame in our country. Since I grew up nearby, I went to the Canton Pro Football Hall of Fame many times in my young life. There is […]

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Life After the Wedding

by Tad Lindley Marriage is like flies on a screen door; the ones on the outside are trying to get in, and the ones on the inside are trying to get out. – Rev. Harry […]

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When Drugs Don’t Listen

by Tad Lindley The old joke goes, “I said no to drugs, but they didn’t listen.” It was a response to Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the government […]

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End Time Time Line

by Tad Lindley Suck in your stomach on this one. I am going to attempt to squeeze in 1,007 years of human future (as opposed to human history) into a single column. For that reason, […]

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Separation of State and Church

by Tad Lindley So often we hear people talking about the “separation of church and state”. This phrase is not found in the United States Constitution. It was originated by Thomas Jefferson in a letter […]

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Words of Jesus in Black

by Tad Lindley Lots of Bibles advertise themselves as having “Words of Christ in Red”. In fact, my favorite King James version is one that my grandmother gave me on September 29, 1986. It is […]

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The Five Second Rule

by Tad Lindley When we were growing up, there was a lot of peer pressure not to eat anything after it had fallen on the floor. Our parents had drilled into our heads that if […]

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The Hand of God

by Tad Lindley Take a look at the palm of your hand for a moment. How much water could you hold in the palm of your hand? I’m looking at mine, and I’d guess about […]

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Thanksgiving

by Tad Lindley We tend to think of Thanksgiving as a modern American holiday. It’s not. If you attended public schools, you may have been taught that the first Thanksgiving involved the English speaking Pilgrims […]

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Are You Smoking Flax?

by Tad Lindley A long time ago the Yup’iks used seal oil lamps. They looked like little bowls or saucers. They would pour a pool of seal oil into the saucer and then make a […]

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Ugly is More Than Skin Deep

by Tad Lindley You’ve probably heard the story before. Adam and the woman (she wasn’t called Eve until later on, Genesis 3:20) were in the Garden of Eden. Life was wonderful. They did not know […]

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When the Bullets Start Flying

by Tad Lindley I knew what I needed to do, tap-tap, two shots in the chest and one in the head. The front sight dropped down between the rear sights. Forward on the right hand […]

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One Baptism, But Which One Is It?

by Tad Lindley The Bible tells us that there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism (Ephesians 4:5). And surely that was the case when Paul was writing Ephesians, but nearly 2,000 years later there […]

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Net Mending

by Tad Lindley My salmon gear was in particularly bad shape. It had accumulated a lot of holes. Every year I put it away telling myself, “I will mend it when spring comes around and […]