Author Archives: Skippy R

About Skippy R

Skippy R is retired after toiling as a scribe for a large denominational newspaper in Texas for about 40 years. He's written for The Wittenburg Door and Beliefnet. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Mrs. Skippy, and leads a Bible study in his home. Mostly spends time running after his grandkids. He is -- what are they calling it now? -- a Jesus follower.

Imprecatory Prayer is Back, and None Too Soon!

It’s been so long, that I had to look up the meaning of “imprecatory” again because it’s not something I slip into everyday conversation. Imprecatory means “To invoke evil upon; to curse.” But it derives from the Latin verb precari, … Continue reading

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Announcing the New ‘Sport’ Javelin Missile Launcher

Raytheon & Lockheed Martin are proud to introduce our new “Sport” Model FGM-148 Javelin missile launcher.

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Tragedy, Murder and a Forgotten Jewish Ritual

News of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde took me back to a tragedy of a different kind that I experienced up close. When you have to clean your friend’s brains off his bedroom wall like I did after his … Continue reading

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Gov. Tells Monkeypox: ‘Don’t Mess with Texas!’

In a press conference (which will no doubt happen any day now) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott laid out a bold plan to stop the monkeypox virus from gaining a foothold in the state.

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‘Offscouring 2022’: Our List of the World’s Least Powerful People

TRIGGER WARNING: Some may find descriptions of  societal vulnerability below very disturbing. I know I did. Forbes magazine likes to occasionally compile a list of the world’s most powerful people. For example, in their most recent compilation from 2018, Chinese … Continue reading

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